Another exciting week of Tribe baseball is in the books, meaning it’s time for another CST Weekly Tribe Roundup. The Indians began the week playing in sunny California before returning to Cleveland for their home opener and the coldest game in Progressive Field history. It wasn’t the best start to the week as the Indians lost two of three in Anaheim but were able to rebound this past weekend and secure their first series victory of the season over the Royals and improve to 4-5 on the season.
Last Week’s Scores
@ Anaheim W 6-0 WP Clevinger (1-0) LP Ramirez (0-1)
@ Anaheim L 13-2 WP Richards (1-0) LP Tomlin (0-1)
@ Anaheim L 3-2 F/13 WP Ramirez (1-1) LP McAllister (0-1)
Vs Kansas City W 3-2 WP Carrasco (2-0) LP Duffy (0-2)
Vs Kansas City L 1-0 WP Kennedy (1-0) LP Bauer (0-1)
Vs Kansas City W 3-1 WP Allen (1-0) LP Maurer (0-2)
The Indians were able to go .500 this week thanks to some great performances from their players, mainly on the mound. The offense wasn’t always there but lights out pitching helped the Tribe finish 3-3 on the week.
Top Performers of the Week
Mike Clevinger: two starts, 12 2/3 innings, one earned run, four walks and nine strikeouts
Trevor Bauer: one start, eight innings, one earned run, two walks and seven strikeouts
Yan Gomes: one hit, one home run, two RBI and one game winner
With the good of course comes the bad. As stated previously, the Indians’ hitting hasn’t quite been up to par so far this season and these guys, in particular, have really struggled to find their swing so far this year.
Needs Work for Next Week
Bradley Zimmer: three hits, two walks and 10 strikeouts
Jason Kipnis: one hit, one RBI, three walks and four strikeouts
Roberto Perez: no hits, one walk and three strikeouts
After the second week of baseball action, let’s take another look at where the American League Central currently stands.
1. Minnesota Twins 4-3
2. Detroit Tigers 4-4 0.5 GB
3. Cleveland Indians 4-5 1 GB
4. Chicago White Sox 3-5 1.5 GB
5. Kansas City Royals 2-5 2 GB
The Indians will stay at home all throughout next week as the Tigers and Blue Jays make their way to Cleveland. The Indians will look to build off their first series victory and start to get rolling this season. Let’s take a look at their schedule for this upcoming week.
Mon, Apr 9th vs Tigers 6:10 pm Kluber (0-1) vs Liriano (1-0)
Tue, Apr 10th vs Tigers 6:10 pm Tomlin (0-1) vs Boyd (0-1)
Wed Apr 11th vs Tigers 6:10 pm Carrasco (2-0) vs Zimmerman (0-0)
Thu Apr 12 vs Tigers 6:10 pm Bauer (0-1) vs Fulmer (1-1)
Fri Apr 13th vs Blue Jays 7:10 pm Clevinger (1-0) vs Stroman (0-1)
Sat Apr 14th vs Blue Jays 4:10 pm Kluber (0-1) vs Garcia (1-0)
Sun Apr 15th vs Blue Jays 1:10 pm Tomlin (0-1) vs Happ (1-1)
That’ll do it for another edition of the CST Weekly Tribe Roundup. Be sure to check back each week as we recap you on all the Indians action you might’ve missed the week before. Go, Tribe!
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