2009 Cleveland Indians Season
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2009 Cleveland Indians Season

2009 Cleveland Indians
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record65-97 (.401)
Divisional place4th
Other information
Owner(s)Larry Dolan
General manager(s)Mark Shapiro
Manager(s)Eric Wedge
Local televisionSportsTime Ohio · WKYC
(Matt Underwood, Rick Manning, Al Pawlowski)
Local radioWTAM · WMMS
Cleveland Indians Radio Network
(Tom Hamilton, Jim Rosenhaus, Mike Hegan)
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The 2009 Cleveland Indians season marks the 109th season for the franchise, with the Indians attempting (but failing) to improve on their 81-81 record and third-place finish in the AL Central in 2008. The team played all of its home games at Progressive Field (formerly known as Jacobs Field).

The season began on April 6 with a 9-1 loss to the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The Home Opener was on April 10 with the Indians losing 13-7 to the Toronto Blue Jays. The season ended on October 4 against the rival Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.

2009 is the first year that the Indians held Spring training in Goodyear, Arizona. Goodyear replaces Winter Haven, Florida after 15 years of Spring training.

The Indians ended their season at 65-97. For the Indians, this marks their first season since 1987 (the infamous "Indian Uprising" season) that they were below .500 for the entire season.

Regular season

April

The Indians struggled at the beginning of the season, losing their first five and seven of their first eight games. They finished with an 8-14 record in April, and were in last place in the AL central for the entire month. One of the few highlights of the month was the Tribe defeating former Indian CC Sabathia and the New York Yankees 10-2 in the first game ever at the new Yankee Stadium. Starting pitcher Cliff Lee had his first win of the season in that game. Two days later, the Indians defeated the Yankees 22-4.

May

The Indians went 14-16 in May, but were in last place in the division throughout the entire month. The Indians struggled on many fronts, including an ineffective bullpen and poor hitting. Several players were sent to the disabled list including Travis Hafner, Grady Sizemore, and Asdrúbal Cabrera. The poor play and injuries allowed many minor league players to come up from AAA Columbus and contribute to the Indians. A turning point came in the season when on May 25, when the Indians defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 11-10 after coming back from a 10-0 deficit. The Indians rallied to win 5 of the final 7 games in the month

Season standings

AL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Minnesota Twins 87 76 0.534 -- 49-33 38-43
Detroit Tigers 86 77 0.528 1 51-30 35-47
Chicago White Sox 79 83 0.488 43-38 36-45
Cleveland Indians 65 97 0.401 21½ 35-46 30-51
Kansas City Royals 65 97 0.401 21½ 33-48 32-49


Record vs. opponents

Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL
Baltimore 2-16 5-4 2-5 3-5 4-4 2-8 3-2 5-13 1-5 4-5 8-10 5-5 9-9 11-7
Boston 16-2 4-4 7-2 6-1 5-3 4-5 4-2 9-9 5-5 2-4 9-9 2-7 11-7 11-7
Chicago 4-5 4-4 10-8 9-9 9-9 5-4 6-12 3-4 4-5 4-5 6-2 2-4 1-6 12-6
Cleveland 5-2 2-7 8-10 4-14 10-8 2-4 8-10 3-5 2-5 6-4 5-3 1-8 4-4 5-13
Detroit 5-3 1-6 9-9 14-4 9-9 5-4 7-12 1-5 5-4 5-4 5-2 7-2 3-5 10-8
Kansas City 4-4 3-5 9-9 8-10 9-9 1-9 6-12 2-4 2-6 5-4 1-9 3-3 4-3 8-10
Los Angeles 8-2 5-4 4-5 4-2 4-5 9-1 6-4 5-5 12-7 10-9 4-2 8-11 4-4 14-4
Minnesota 2-3 2-4 12-6 10-8 12-7 12-6 4-6 0-7 4-6 5-5 3-3 6-4 3-5 12-6
New York 13-5 9-9 4-3 5-3 5-1 4-2 5-5 7-0 7-2 6-4 11-7 5-4 12-6 10-8
Oakland 5-1 5-5 5-4 5-2 4-5 6-2 7-12 6-4 2-7 5-14 6-4 11-8 3-6 5-13
Seattle 5-4 4-2 5-4 4-6 4-5 4-5 9-10 5-5 4-6 14-5 5-3 8-11 3-4 11-7
Tampa Bay 10-8 9-9 2-6 3-5 2-5 9-1 2-4 3-3 7-11 4-6 3-5 3-6 14-4 13-5
Texas 5-5 7-2 4-2 8-1 2-7 3-3 11-8 4-6 4-5 8-11 11-8 6-3 5-5 9-9
Toronto 9-9 7-11 6-1 4-4 5-3 3-4 4-4 5-3 6-12 6-3 4-3 4-14 5-5 7-11

Roster

Game log

Player stats

Batting

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG SB
Greg Aquino 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
Josh Barfield 17 20 5 8 1 0 0 2 .400 0
Rafael Betancourt 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
Michael Brantley 28 112 10 35 4 0 0 11 .313 4
Asdrúbal Cabrera 131 523 81 161 42 4 6 68 .308 17
Jamey Carroll 93 315 53 87 10 2 2 26 .276 4
Shin-Soo Choo 156 583 87 175 38 6 20 86 .300 21
Trevor Crowe 68 183 22 43 9 3 1 17 .235 6
Mark DeRosa 71 278 47 75 13 0 13 50 .270 1
David Dellucci 14 40 3 11 3 0 0 1 .275 0
Ben Francisco 89 308 48 77 21 1 10 33 .250 13
Ryan Garko 78 239 29 68 10 0 11 39 .285 0
Chris Gimenez 45 111 12 16 2 0 3 7 .144 1
Mike Gosling 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
Tony Graffanino 7 23 1 3 1 0 0 0 .130 0
Travis Hafner 94 338 46 92 19 0 16 49 .272 0
Matt Herges 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
David Huff 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Matt LaPorta 52 181 29 46 13 0 7 21 .254 2
Aaron Laffey 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
Cliff Lee 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Jensen Lewis 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Lou Marson 14 44 6 11 6 0 0 4 .250 0
Andy Marte 47 155 20 36 6 1 6 25 .232 0
Victor Martinez 99 377 56 107 21 1 15 65 .284 0
Tomo Ohka 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Carl Pavano 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Jhonny Peralta 151 582 57 148 35 1 11 83 .254 0
Rafael Perez 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Anthony Reyes 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Niuman Romero 10 14 2 2 0 0 0 0 .143 0
Kelly Shoppach 89 271 33 58 14 0 12 40 .214 0
Tony Sipp 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
Grady Sizemore 106 436 73 108 20 6 18 64 .248 13
Joe Smith 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
Jeremy Sowers 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Wyatt Toregas 19 51 1 9 1 0 0 6 .176 0
Luis Valbuena 103 368 52 92 25 3 10 31 .250 2
Luis Vizcaíno 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
Kerry Wood 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
Totals 162 5568 773 1468 314 28 161 730 .264 84

Pitching

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP R ER BB K
Winston Abreu 0 0 10.50 5 0 0 6.0 8 7 4 6
Greg Aquino 1 2 4.50 10 0 0 16.0 8 8 15 11
Rafael Betancourt 1 2 3.52 29 0 1 30.2 15 12 15 32
Fausto Carmona 5 12 6.32 24 24 0 125.1 97 88 70 79
Carlos Carrasco 0 4 8.87 5 5 0 22.1 23 22 11 11
Vinnie Chulk 0 1 3.75 8 0 0 12.0 6 5 10 4
Mike Gosling 0 0 5.04 15 0 0 25.0 15 14 11 13
Matt Herges 2 1 3.55 21 0 0 25.1 10 10 6 18
David Huff 11 8 5.61 23 23 0 128.1 82 80 41 65
Zach Jackson 0 0 9.35 3 1 0 8.2 10 9 4 10
Masahide Kobayashi 0 0 8.38 10 0 0 9.2 9 9 4 4
Aaron Laffey 7 9 4.44 25 19 1 121.2 69 60 57 59
Jensen Lewis 2 4 4.61 47 0 1 66.1 37 34 29 62
Scott Lewis 0 0 8.31 1 1 0 4.1 4 4 1 3
Justin Masterson 1 7 4.55 11 10 0 57.1 35 29 35 52
Tomo Ohka 1 5 5.96 18 6 0 71.0 47 47 19 31
Carl Pavano 9 8 5.37 21 21 0 125.2 80 75 23 88
Chris Perez 0 1 4.32 32 0 1 33.1 16 16 12 38
Rafael Perez 4 3 7.31 54 0 0 48.0 41 39 25 32
Anthony Reyes 1 1 6.57 8 8 0 38.1 30 28 23 22
Rich Rundles 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 1 1
Tony Sipp 2 0 2.93 46 0 0 40.0 16 13 25 48
Joe Smith 0 0 3.44 37 0 0 34.0 16 13 13 30
Jeremy Sowers 6 11 5.25 23 22 0 123.1 73 72 52 51
Jess Todd 0 1 7.40 19 0 0 20.2 17 17 7 18
José Veras 1 2 4.38 22 0 0 24.2 16 12 14 22
Luis Vizcaíno 1 3 5.40 11 0 1 11.2 7 7 12 9
Kerry Wood 3 3 4.25 58 0 20 55.0 26 26 28 63
Totals 65 97 5.06 162 162 25 1434.0 865 806 598 986

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