2009 Cleveland Indians season

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2009 Cleveland Indians
Major League affiliations
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Owner(s) Larry Dolan
General manager(s) Mark Shapiro
Manager(s) Eric Wedge
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Local radio WTAM
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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 .533 49–33 38–43
Detroit Tigers 86 77 .528 1 51–30 35–47
Chicago White Sox 79 83 .488 43–38 36–45
Cleveland Indians 65 97 .401 21½ 35–46 30–51
Kansas City Royals 65 97 .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

Through October 5, 2009


Roster

2009 Cleveland Indians
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Game log

2009 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

Minor league affiliates

Classification level Team League Season article
AAA Columbus Clippers International League 2009 Columbus Clippers season
AA Akron Aeros Eastern League 2009 Akron Aeros season
Advanced A Kinston Indians Carolina League
A Lake County Captains South Atlantic League
Short Season A Mahoning Valley Scrappers New York–Penn League
Rookie Gulf Coast Indians Gulf Coast League
Rookie DSL Indians Dominican Summer League

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