1. The Indians are using lots of pitchers
Remember last year when the team looked desperate early in the season throwing the likes of Jorge Julio and Craig Breslow out to the mound? We are far outstripping that this season. We have now used 21 pitchers, already as many as we used in 2007 and more than we used in 2005.
But we are even going through pitchers faster than we did last year, when we used 28. I didn’t go back and look at the pace of pitcher usage in 2004 and 2003, but needless to say, the current season appears fairly extreme.
2. But maybe it is working?
Coming into today’s game, the Indians bullpen had a 13-inning scoreless streak, giving up 9 runs, 5 walks, and striking out 9 during that stretch.
3. We also are not on a good pace for winning streaks
Last night marked the first three game winning streak of the season, coming on the Tribe’s 48th game. Here are the games we achieved our first 3 game streak in years past:
4. Indians minor league extra-base hit leaders (HRs in parantheses)
M Mcbride 25 (6)
J Brown 23 (7)
L Chisenhall 20 (8)
C Santana 16 (7)
M Aubrey 16 (5)
A Abreu 15 (5)
Cleveland leader: V Martinez 23 (7)
5. Indians minor league K-BB leaders
J Gomez +37
J Tomlin +33
A Perez +28
E Berger +27
H Rondon +26
CC Lee +21
Cleveland leader: C Lee +35 (C Pavano +33)
6. The Clippers’ Huntington Park might be hitter friendly
I’ve talked previously about Agent M, but other guys who have OPSed over .900 in Columbus this season: Travis Hafner, Matt LaPorta, David Dellucci, Jordan Brown, Luis Valbuena and George Lombard.