2011 Cleveland Indians season

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2011 Cleveland Indians
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 80–82 (.494)
Divisional place 2nd
Other information
Owner(s) Larry Dolan
General manager(s) Chris Antonetti
Manager(s) Manny Acta
Local television SportsTime Ohio · WKYC
(Matt Underwood, Rick Manning, Mike Hargrove)
Local radio WTAM · WMMS
Cleveland Indians Radio Network
(Tom Hamilton, Jim Rosenhaus, Mike Hegan)
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The 2011 Cleveland Indians season marked the 111th season for the franchise, with the Indians improving on their fourth-place finish in the AL Central in 2010 by finishing in second place in 2011. The team played all of its home games at Progressive Field.

During the offseason, franchise legend and Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller died on December 15, 2010. In honor of Feller, the Indians implemented many tributes to their former ace, including all players wearing No. 19 (Feller's jersey number retired by the club in 1957) during pre-game introductions on Opening Day, an outline patch of Feller's pitching motion sewn onto the team's jerseys and to be worn throughout the season, and the press-box seat used by Feller upon retirement made into a memorial.[1]

The 2011 season started off promising for the Cleveland Indians, as they raced out to a 30-15 start (7 games ahead of 2nd place Detroit), but would go 50-67 the rest of the season to slip out of first place, postseason contention, and to another losing record. Still, the Indians' win-loss record improved 11 games from the year before.

Season standings[edit]

American League Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Detroit Tigers 95 67 0.586 50–31 45–36
Cleveland Indians 80 82 0.494 15 44–37 36–45
Chicago White Sox 79 83 0.488 16 36–45 43–38
Kansas City Royals 71 91 0.438 24 40–41 31–50
Minnesota Twins 63 99 0.389 32 33–48 30–51


Roster[edit]

2011 Cleveland Indians
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Game log[edit]

2011 Game Log

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG SB
Michael Brantley 114 451 63 120 24 4 7 46 .266 13
Travis Buck 50 149 18 34 11 0 2 18 .228 1
Asdrúbal Cabrera 151 604 87 165 32 3 25 92 .273 17
Orlando Cabrera 91 324 35 79 13 0 4 38 .244 6
Fausto Carmona 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Carlos Carrasco 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Ezequiel Carrera 68 202 27 49 8 3 0 13 .243 10
Lonnie Chisenhall 66 211 27 54 13 0 7 22 .255 1
Shin-Soo Choo 85 313 37 81 11 3 8 36 .259 12
Trevor Crowe 15 28 6 6 1 0 0 2 .214 3
Jason Donald 39 132 13 42 6 1 1 8 .318 3
Shelley Duncan 76 223 29 58 17 0 11 47 .260 0
Chad Durbin 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Adam Everett 34 60 9 13 1 0 0 1 .217 1
Kosuke Fukudome 59 237 26 59 12 1 5 22 .249 2
Travis Hafner 94 325 41 91 16 0 13 57 .280 0
Jack Hannahan 110 320 38 80 16 2 8 40 .250 2
Jerad Head 10 24 2 3 1 0 0 1 .125 1
Frank Herrmann 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Josh Judy 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Austin Kearns 57 150 18 30 5 1 2 7 .200 0
Jason Kipnis 36 136 24 37 9 1 7 18 .272 5
Matt LaPorta 107 352 34 87 24 1 11 53 .247 1
Lou Marson 79 243 26 56 9 2 1 19 .230 4
Justin Masterson 2 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 .167 0
Chris Perez 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rafael Perez 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vinnie Pestano 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cord Phelps 35 71 10 11 2 1 1 6 .155 1
Carlos Santana 155 552 84 132 35 2 27 79 .239 5
Tony Sipp 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Grady Sizemore 71 268 34 60 21 1 10 32 .224 0
Joe Smith 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mitch Talbot 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Jim Thome 22 71 11 21 4 0 3 10 .296 0
Josh Tomlin 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 1.000 0
Luis Valbuena 17 43 4 9 0 0 1 1 .209 1
Totals 162 5508 704 1380 290 26 155 667 .250 89

Pitching[edit]

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP R ER BB K
Fausto Carmona 7 15 5.25 32 32 0 188.2 125 110 60 109
Carlos Carrasco 8 9 4.62 21 21 0 124.2 68 64 40 85
Chad Durbin 2 2 5.53 56 0 0 68.1 45 42 26 59
Justin Germano 0 1 5.68 9 0 0 12.2 8 8 5 5
Jeanmar Gómez 5 3 4.47 11 10 0 58.1 31 29 15 31
Nick Hagadone 1 0 4.09 9 0 0 11.0 6 5 6 11
Frank Herrmann 4 0 5.11 40 0 0 56.1 35 32 16 34
David Huff 2 6 4.09 11 10 0 50.2 35 23 17 36
Ubaldo Jiménez 4 4 5.10 11 11 0 65.1 43 37 27 62
Josh Judy 0 0 7.07 12 0 0 14.0 11 11 4 10
Corey Kluber 0 0 8.31 3 0 0 4.1 4 4 3 5
Justin Masterson 12 10 3.21 34 33 0 216.0 89 77 65 158
Zach McAllister 0 1 6.11 4 4 0 17.2 16 12 7 14
Chris Perez 4 7 3.32 64 0 36 59.2 24 22 26 39
Rafael Perez 5 2 3.00 71 0 0 63.0 27 21 19 33
Vinnie Pestano 1 2 2.32 67 0 2 62.0 16 16 24 84
Zach Putnam 1 1 6.14 8 0 0 7.1 5 5 0 9
Tony Sipp 6 3 3.03 68 0 0 61.1 22 21 22 55
Joe Smith 3 3 2.01 71 0 0 67.0 16 15 21 45
Mitch Talbot 2 6 6.64 12 12 0 63.2 47 47 28 36
Josh Tomlin 12 7 4.25 26 26 0 165.1 80 78 21 89
Alex White 1 0 3.60 3 3 0 15.0 7 6 9 13
Totals 80 82 4.23 162 162 36 1453.1 760 684 463 1024

Notes/Records[edit]

  • The crowd of 9,853 on April 2 set a Progressive Field record for lowest attendance in the stadium's history. This record was broken a day later with an attendance of 8,726.
  • On April 29, the Indians set a franchise record with their April 17 win. They broke the record again the next day, ending April with 18 wins.
  • The Indians tied a franchise record best start thru 30 games, going 21-9.
  • The Indians had their best start at home in franchise history, going 14-2.
  • Shortstop Asdrúbal Cabrera and pitcher Chris Perez were selected for the 2011 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, the first selection for both players. Cabrera was named the starting shortstop when Derek Jeter pulled out due to injury.
  • On July 27, Ervin Santana of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitched a no-hitter against the Indians, allowing an unearned run in a 3-1 win. He struck out 10 and allowed one walk. It is the first no-hitter thrown in the history of Progressive Field since it opened in 1994.
  • On August 3, second baseman Jason Kipnis became the first player in MLB history to hit a home run in four consecutive games within two weeks of his major league debut.
  • On August 4, Justin Masterson struck out four batters in the second inning against the Boston Red Sox, the 56th occurrence in MLB history.
  • On August 31, the Indians and Oakland Athletics combined for 39 strikeouts, a Progressive Field record.

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Columbus Clippers International League Mike Sarbaugh
AA Akron Aeros Eastern League Chris Tremie
A Kinston Eagles Carolina League Aaron Holbert
A Lake County Captains Midwest League Ted Kubiak
A-Short Season Mahoning Valley Scrappers New York–Penn League David Wallace
Rookie AZL Indians Arizona League Tony Medrano

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Columbus

References[edit]

  1. ^ Withers, Tom (March 24, 2011). "Indians honor Bob Feller on Opening Day, all year". USA Today. Retrieved May 4, 2012. 

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