July 25, 2014

WFNY Stats & Info: Tough road ahead for Indians

Although the Tribe already has played in back-to-back difficult series against Detroit and Boston, the upcoming schedule doesn’t get any more favorable. Beginning with the start of this four-game road-and-home series against Cincinnati, the Indians have a very tough 19-game map ahead.

Team H/R Opponent Wins Losses Pct # of Games
CLE @ CIN 31 19 0.620 2
CLE CIN 31 19 0.620 2
CLE TBR 25 24 0.510 3
CLE @ NYY 30 19 0.612 3
CLE @ DET 28 20 0.583 3
CLE @ TEX 32 18 0.640 3
CLE WSN 26 24 0.520 3

 

Overall, when factoring in number of games, the strength of schedule for the Indians over this 19-game stretch is .583. On the year, the team already has a combined record of 4-8 against Tampa Bay, New York and Detroit. When factoring away those games from the opponent’s season record, the strength of schedule still sits at .580.

This stretch will help to shape what direction the Tribe goes for the rest of 2013. The team is 27-22 right now. Last season, the team similarly started 26-18 and then collapsed en route to a 68-94 record, the worst such collapse for a team that started with that record.

[Related: The Diff: Historical finishes for 26-18 MLB teams]

  • TribeErrors

    Carlos Santana had better figure out how to play the catcher position or Comes will show him how to do it,…permanently.

  • TribeErrors

    That’s Gomes.

    Stupid auto correct…

  • FearTheRoo

    I went from praying we stay in first, to praying we stay above 500. This team is in a freefall. Our “strengths” the bullpen and offense have been struggling, so that’s a good sign!

  • BuckeyeDawg

    If we are above .500 and within 5 of the Tigers at the end of June, I will call it a victory. That schedule is tough.

  • mgbode

    that’s alot of tough pitching and tough hitting we have to navigate. hopefully, we get out of this current funk for enough stretches to go 9-10 over this stretch and keep ourselves alive.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    The ups and downs of a baseball marathon season.

  • Vindictive_Pat

    I was thinking the same thing… you’d have to be happy with that I think.

  • mgbode

    if he keeps hitting with an OPS+ of 154, then I don’t think Carlos is going to have to worry about much. sure, maybe he’s not a long-term catcher, but I think we might just have a spot for him anyway :)