Cody Allen wrapped up one of the most dominant months for a closer in franchise history, recording six saves in 12 appearances and didn’t allow a single run to cross the plate. He’s just the fourth closer in franchise history to record at least six saves in a month without allowing a run, joining Chris Perez, Mike Jackson and Doug Jones.
On Friday night against the Rangers, David Murphy became the first Indian with a perfect night at the plate of 4-4 or better from the 8th spot in the order in Progressive Field history. The last to do it at home was Carmelo Castillo in 1986. He’s not the lowest in the order to have a perfect night in Progressive Field, however. John McDonald and Coco Crisp each went 4-4 from the 9th spot in the order, and did so just three days apart in 2004.
The Indians scored 12 runs in two straight games against the Rangers (Friday night and the 17-run explosion in Texas). It was the first time they had scored at least 12 runs against an opponent in consecutive games since they scored exactly 13 runs in three straight against the White Sox in 1999.
In his first career plate appearance, Tyler Holt was plunked by Rangers rookie Phil Klein. Holt was the first Indian to get hit by a pitch in his first plate appearance since Jake Striker in 1959. Striker was the Tribe’s starting pitcher that day and it would be his only game in Cleveland.
In Friday night’s blowout, Rangers starter Jerome Williams became the 12th pitcher to allow 10 runs in progressive field history, and the first visiting pitcher since the White Sox Jon Garland in 2006.