Everyone likes numbers right? Every once in a while I like to see what story the numbers tell. Today, ‘Fun with Numbers’ checks in on the Indians, Cavs and Browns. Let’s have some fun-
23- The Indians have hit 23 home runs since April 29th, best in the majors.
.839- The Indians OPS with 2 outs this season, best in the majors.
.750- The Indians winning percentage since April 20th, also best in the majors.
.600- The Indians winning percentage against the AL Central (9-6). To be the division champs you have to beat the other teams in your division.
.200- Even when he is slumping, Mark Reynolds has been pretty fantastic. The last 7 games Reynolds is only hitting .200 with 10 strikeouts, but has made a big difference with 6 RBI on just 4 base hits including 2 home runs.
3- Carlos Santana is one of three catchers in the top 10 in batting average. His .336 average is good for 7th, right behind catchers Joe Mauer (.341) and Yadier Molina (.343).
14- The Indians are in the midst of a brutal stretch playing 14 games in 13 days. They have won 8 of the first 10 games in this stretch.
20- Following a day off on Thursday, the Indians begin a 20 game stretch without a scheduled day off until June 6th. Eleven of those are home games.
.711- The Indians’ DER or Defensive Efficiency Rating. It’s good for 6th in MLB. So they are pretty good at fielding. But you knew that.
3.33- The Indians’ team ERA in the month of May. That’s good for 10th in all of baseball.
105- Number of strikeouts Cleveland pitchers have recorded in May.
Now a little bit on the Browns-
2- As in 2 pairs. The Browns just finished rookie camp with a couple of little brothers fighting for a spot on the same team with big brother. DL Dave Kruger is the younger brother of Paul Kruger. He is a hair taller and a little heavier than older brother. Both went to Utah. Joe Haden is hoping younger brother Josh will make the team as a running back. Both would have to be considered long shots to end up on the team. Josh Haden is participating on a try out basis. Dave Kruger signed an UDFA contract.
90- That’s how many players are on the Browns’ roster. Except 5 of those (the recent draft picks) haven’t officially signed contracts yet. The maximum number of players allowed on an NFL roster right now? 90.
4- Speaking of the current roster, one NCAA program leads the way with four current Browns on the roster. Can you guess which one? Would you believe the University of Maryland? DB Kevin Barnes, TE Dan Gronkowski, LB Adrian Moten and LB D’Qwell Jackson all attended Maryland.
22- The Browns have 19 players on the roster who are 22 years old or younger. Not all of them are incoming rookies. Johnson Bademosi, Tashaun Gipson, Josh Gordon, Cordell Roberson and Dion Lewis all have a year of experience under their belt. Lewis has 2 actually with the Eagles.
51- The Browns’ draft picks have all chosen uniform numbers. Mingo will wear number 51. Garrett Gilkey 65, Leon McFadden 29, Armonty Bryant 95 and Jamoris Slaughter 30.
And finally, the Cavaliers…
15.6- Percent chance that the Cavaliers win the draft lottery.
6- They can do no worse than 6th, but that would be a big disappointment.