It’s been one amazing ride for the Cleveland Indians over the past few weeks. Heck, as TD wrote late last week, they should the man story in town.
In honor of Sunday’s 6-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners, here are six positive tweet-worthy statistics from this impressive stretch. I’d encourage you to share them on Twitter and tag us at #WFNY or mention me @udjrosen.
Stat #1 — Indians are now 17-4 in their last 21 games with 121-69 (+52) run differential. It’s team’s best 21-game differential since September 2005.
Stat #2 — Indians starters in first 21 games: 5-13 record, 5.72 ERA, 1.7 K/BB. Indians starters in next 21 games: 13-4 record, 2.98 ERA, 3.1 K/BB.
Stat #3 — After starting year with .207 avg with RISP in first 15 games, Indians have a .311 avg with RISP in last 27 games.
Stat #4 — Entering Sunday, the Indians ranked 3rd in AL with 88 runs with 2 outs. Their split OPS was .843, compared to a .753 OPS with 0 outs.
Stat #5 — Entering Sunday, the Indians led MLB with 22 home runs against lefty pitchers. They had just 40 in 2012 (T-25th) and 36 in 2011 (T-20th).
Stat #6 — Entering Sunday, Indians offense ranked 5th in MLB with 3.95 pitches/PA. Four players ranked in top 33: Santana, Reynolds, Kipnis, Swisher.