Saturday, December 22, 2018

Brantley's Career Game-by-Game Numbers & Notes as an Indian

hey, Brantley fans! after much debate, i decided to compile a trio of posts featuring Michael's numbers and statistics from his 10 years as a Cleveland Indian before he starts adding onto his MLB career stats with numbers from his new team, the Houston Astros.

the first installment of my three-part series is his game-by-game numbers and notes. if you're a long-time reader of mine and have followed along with my end of the season wrap up blogs, then you're already familiar with this and how it's gonna go. if not, well, it should be easy enough to pick up on because i section off and divide everything for clarity.

however, in order to make this blog complete, i had to go back and research Michael's first 214 games in the majors due to the fact that i did not personally document those stats from his early years between 2009-2011. also, i didn't get into all the specifics of Michael's numbers when i did begin to keep track of them, so there are some notes and other information that's not included, mainly around the 2012-2013 years of his career. as my writing evolved, so did my notekeeping and you'll discover that once i get to Michael's more recent campaigns. nonetheless, the game lines won't necessarily be
cohesive from season to season and while you will notice some inconsistencies, you'll still get the gist of it. all the most important stuff is here, i assure you! furthermore, i didn't put any overviews or recap summaries here (like i usually do), nor will i in the other posts--this is all strictly focusing on the numbers.

two other quick things you should know regarding the game lines:
first, the averages that you see are cumulative for each individual season he played, not his cumulative career average.
second, the CG # before each individual game line stands for Career Game #, while the Game # after that represents his game number for the particular season.


in 10 seasons spanning over 2009-2018, Michael played in 1,051 games with the Cleveland Indians. he had a hit in 774 of the 1,051 games he played and reached base safely in 879 games. Michael had a career-high 22-game hitting streak and 29-game on-base streak. he had 323 multi-hit games, 86 three+ hit games, 12 four+ hit games (at least one in each season except 2017), and 112 multi-RBI games. he had at least 1 RBI in 369 games. in addition, he had 107 go-ahead hits. the Indians were 533-518 in the games that Michael played in.

now without further ago, here are Michael's 1,051 game lines from his time with the Tribe!


2009: Career Games #1-28

a few facts from 2009:

Michael played in 28 of 162 games. or, since Michael was only on the ML team for September/October, Michael played in 28 of 32 games in the month he was called up for. he had a hit in 21 of the 28 games he played and reached base safely in 25 games. Michael had a season-high 8-game hitting streak and 12-game on-base streak. he had 11 multi-hit games, two three+ hit games, one four+ hit game, and two multi-RBI games. he had at least 1 RBI in nine games. in addition, he had two go-ahead hits. the Indians were 6-22 in the games that Michael played in.


now here are my game-by-game numbers and notes for Michael Brantley's debut 2009 season:

**for Indians Games #1-130 between April 6 - August 30, Michael was playing in Triple A with the Columbus Clippers.

Career Game #1, Game 1/131, September 1: 2-4, single, run, single. AVG: .500
[batting 9th/Left Field/Complete Game 8 innings]

CG #2, Game 2/132, September 2: 1-3, single. AVG: .429
[8th/LF/CG8]

CG #3, Game 3/133, September 3: 1-3, bunt single, stolen base (2nd), walk, caught stealing (2nd). AVG: .400
[8th/LF/CG9.1]

CG #4, Game 4/134, September 4: 2-5, single, run, RBI single. AVG: .400
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #5, Game 5/135, September 5: 1-4, single, reached (2nd base) on forceout/throwing error. AVG: .368
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #6, Game 6/136, September 6: 2-4, single, run, single, run. AVG: .391
[leader/CF/CG9] 

September 7: game postponed, to be made up September 8 in a traditional DH.

CG #7, Game 7/137, September 8 (Game 1): 2-5, single, 2-run double, reached on forceout, run. AVG: .393
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #8, Game 8/138, September 8 (Game 2): 1-5, RBI single, stolen base (2nd). AVG: .364
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

Game /139, September 9: not in lineup.

**Michael's 8-game hitting streak ends**

CG #9, Game 9/140, September 11: 0-4, walk. AVG: .324
[leadoff/CF/CG12]

CG #10, Game 10/141, September 12: 4-5, single, single, stolen base (2nd), run, RBI single, run, single. AVG: .381
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #11, Game 11/142, September 13: 0-2, walk, walk. AVG: .364
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #12, Game 12/143, September 14: 1-4, single, caught stealing (2nd). AVG: .354
[leadoff/CF/CG8]

**Michael's 12-game on-base streak ends**

CG #13, Game 13/144, September 15: 0-5. AVG: .321
[leadoff/CF/CG8]

CG #14, Game 14/145, September 16: 2-5, single, single. AVG: .328
[leadoff/CF/CG8]

CG #15, Game 15/146, September 17: 1-5, RBI groundout, single, caught stealing (2nd). AVG: .317
[leadoff/CF/CG8]

CG #16, Game 16/147, September 18: 2-4, single (first at bat), caught stealing (2nd), double. AVG: .328
[leadoff/CF/CG8]

CG #17, Game 17/148, September 19: 0-3, walk, walk, reached on forceout. AVG: .314
[leadoff/CF/CG8]

CG #18, Game 18/149, September 20: 3-4, single (first at bat), double, walk, single. AVG: .338
[leadoff/CF/CG8] 

CG #19, Game 19/150, September 22: 2-5, single (first at bat), single. AVG: .342
[leadoff/LF/CG9]

CG #20, Game 20/151, September 23: 1-5, single. AVG: .333
[leadoff/LF/CG9]

CG #21, Game 21/152, September 24: 2-5, 2-run single, stolen base (2nd), single. AVG: .337
[leadodff/LF/CG9]

CG #22, Game 22/153, September 25: 0-3, sac bunt. AVG: .326
[leadoff/LF/CG9] 

CG #23, Game 23/154, September 26: 0-1, walk (first plate appearance), run. AVG: .323
[9th/PH-LF: T8-T9/8-GF] 

^^Michael did not start this game, but came in to pinch hit in the bottom of the 7th inning. then he was a defensive switch in left field for the top of the 8th inning and stayed in for the remainder of the game, playing 2 total innings.^^

Game /155, September 27: not in lineup.

Game /156, September 28: not in lineup.

September 29: game postponed, to be made up September 30 in a traditional DH.

CG #24, Game 24/157, September 30 (Game 1): 0-4. AVG: .309
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

Game /158, September 30 (Game 2): not in lineup.

CG #25, Game 25/159, October 1: 1-4, single. AVG: .307
[leadoff/CF/CG8]

CG #26, Game 26/160, October 2: 1-5, double (first at bat). AVG: .302
[leadoff/CF/CG8]

CG #27, Game 27/161, October 3: 2-5, single (first at bat), run, RBI single, run. AVG: .306
[leadoff/CF/CG8]

CG #28, Game 28/162, October 4: 1-1, RBI single (first at bat). AVG: .313
[3rd/PH-CF: B7-B8/7-GF]

^^Michael did not start this game, but came in to pinch hit in the top of the 7th inning. then he was a defensive switch in center field for the bottom of the 7th inning and stayed in for the remainder of the game, playing 2 total innings.^^


2010: Career Games #29-100

a few facts from 2010:

Michael played in 72 of 162 games. he had a hit in 53 of the 72 games he played and reached base safely in 59 games. Michael had a season-high 19-game hitting streak and 19-game on-base streak. he had 18 multi-hit games, one three+ hit game, one four+ hit game, and five multi-RBI games. he had at least 1 RBI in 15 games. in addition, he had three go-ahead hits. the Indians were 34-38 in the games that Michael played in.


now here are my game-by-game numbers and notes for Michael Brantley's 2010 season:

CG #29, Game 1/1, April 5: 1-3, single. AVG: .333
[9th/LF/CG8]

CG #30, Game 2/2, April 7: 1-4, RBI single. AVG: .286
[9th/LF/CG9]

CG #31, Game 3/3, April 8: 1-3, single (first at bat), run, walk, run, sac bunt. AVG: .300
[9th/LF/CG11]

Game /4, April 9: not in lineup.

**Michael's 7-game hitting streak and 7-game on-base streaks end**

CG #32, Game 4/5, April 10: 0-3. AVG: .231
[9th/LF/CG8]

CG #33, Game 5/6, April 11: 1-5, single (first at bat), run. AVG: .222
[2nd/CF/CG8.2]

CG #34, Game 6/7, April 12: 0-5. AVG: .174
[2nd/CF/CG10]

CG #35, Game 7/8, April 14: 1-3, 2-run double, walk. AVG: .192
[9th/LF/CG9]

Game /9, April 15: not in lineup.

Game /10, April 16: not in lineup.

CG #36, Game 8/11, April 17: 0-3. AVG: .172
[9th/LF/CG9]

CG #37, Game 9/12, April 18: 0-3, walk (first plate appearance), run. AVG: .156
[9th/LF/CG9] 

Game /13, April 20: optioned to Triple A Columbus.

**for Indians Games #13-80 between April 20 - July 3, Michael was playing in Triple A with the Columbus Clippers.

CG #38, Game 10/81, July 4: 0-4. AVG: .139
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #39, Game 11/82, July 5: 0-4, walk, RBI sac fly. AVG: .125
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #40, Game 12/83, July 6: 1-4, reached on forceout, caught stealing (2nd), single. AVG: .136
[leadoff/CF/CG8]

CG #41, Game 13/84, July 7: 1-5, single, run. AVG: .143
[leadoff/CF/CG8]

CG #42, Game 14/85, July 8: 1-5, home run (first at bat), run. AVG: .148
[leadoff/CF/CG8] 

^^Michael hits his first Major League home run^^

CG #43, Game 15/86, July 9: 0-5. AVG: .136
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #44, Game 16/87, July 10: 0-4. AVG: .127
[leadoff/CF/CG8]

CG #45, Game 17/88, July 11: 0-5. AVG: .118
[leadoff/CF/CG9.1]

July 12-15: MLB All Star Break.

CG #46, Game 18/89, July 16: 1-5, single, run. AVG: .123
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #47, Game 19/90, July 17 (Day Game): 2-4, RBI single, stolen base (2nd), single, walk. AVG: .143
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #48, Game 20/91, July 17 (Night Game): 0-5. AVG: .134
[leadoff/CF/CG11] 

^^this was a makeup game from May 7.^^

CG #49, Game 21/92, July 18: 2-4, walk, stolen base (2nd), single, ground-rule double, run. AVG: .151
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #50, Game 22/93, July 19: 2-5, walk, RBI single, single. AVG: .165
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #51, Game 23/94, July 20: 0-1. AVG: .163
[2nd/CF: B7-B9/7-GF]

^^Michael came into the game as a defensive substitution in center field in the bottom of the 7th inning and stayed in for the remainder of the game, playing 3 total innings.^^

Game /95, July 21: not in lineup.

CG #52, Game 24/96, July 23: 1-3, walk (first plate appearance), run, single, run. AVG: .168
[leadoff/CF/CG7]

Game /97, July 24: not in lineup.

CG #53, Game 25/98, July 25: 0-4, walk (first plate appearance), run, reached on forceout. AVG: .162
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #54, Game 26/99, July 26: 0-3, reached on fielder's choice, run, walk. AVG: .157
[leadoff/CF/CF9]

Game /100, July 27: optioned to Triple A Columbus to clear space for Josh Tomlin.

**for Indians Games #100-109 between July 27 - August 5, Michael was playing in Triple A with the Columbus Clippers.

CG #55, Game 27/110, August 6: 2-4, single (first at bat), run, single, walk, run. AVG: .170
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #56, Game 28/111, August 7: 0-4, sac bunt. AVG: .164
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #57, Game 29/112, August 8: 1-4, triple (first at bat), run. AVG: .167
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #58, Game 30/113, August 10: 2-4, walk, run, RBI single, run, 2-run home run, run. AVG: .178
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #59, Game 31/114, August 11: 0-3, walk. AVG: .174
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #60, Game 32/115, August 12: 4-5, single (first at bat), run, single, single, stolen base (2nd), single. AVG: .198
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #61, Game 33/116, August 13: 1-4, single, stolen base (2nd), run. AVG: .200
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #62, Game 34/117, August 14: 0-4. AVG: .194
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #63, Game 35/118, August 15: 2-4, walk, RBI single, run, 2-run home run, run. AVG: .203
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #64, Game 36/119, August 17: 1-5, single. AVG: .203
[leadoff/CF/CG8]

CG #65, Game 37/120, August 18: 2-4, single, single, walk, run. AVG: .211
[leadoff/CF/CG8] 

CG #66, Game 38/121, August 19: 1-4, double (first at bat), reached on fielder's choice, caught stealing (2nd), walk, run, RBI groundout. AVG: .212
[leadoff/CF/GS8]

^^Michael was subbed out of the game defensively for the bottom of the 9th inning after spraining his left ankle running to 1st base in the top of the 9th.^^ 

Game /122, August 20: day-to-day with left ankle sprain.

Game /123, August 21: day-to-day with left ankle sprain.

Game /124, August 22: day-to-day with left ankle sprain.

Game /125, August 24: day-to-day with left ankle sprain.

CG #67, Game 39/126, August 25: 1-4, single (first at bat). AVG: .213
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #68, Game 40/127, August 26: 1-4, RBI single. AVG: .214
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #69, Game 41/128, August 27: 1-5, RBI single, stolen base (2nd), run, RBI sac fly. AVG: .213
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #70, Game 42/129, August 28: 2-5, double (first at bat), run, RBI single. AVG: .219
[leadoff/CF/CG10]

CG #71, Game 43/130, August 29: 0-1. AVG: .218
[4th/PH-CF: T8-T9/8-GF] 

^^Michael did not start this game, but came in to pinch hit in the bottom of the 7th inning. then he was a defensive switch in center field for the top of the 8th inning and stayed in for the remainder of the game, playing 2 total innings.^^

CG #72, Game 44/131, August 30: 1-6, single, stolen base (2nd). AVG: .216
[leadoff/CF/CG11]

CG #73, Game 45/132, August 31: 1-5, single, stolen base (2nd). AVG: .215
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #74, Game 46/133, September 1: 1-4, bunt single, walk. AVG: .216
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #75, Game 47/134, September 2: 1-4, single, run, walk. AVG: .217
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #76, Game 48/135, September 3: 1-4, single. AVG: .218
[leadoff/CF/CG8]

CG #77, Game 49/136, September 4: 2-5, bunt single, run, RBI single. AVG: .222
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #78, Game 50/137, September 5: 1-4 single. AVG: .223
[leadoff/CF/CG8]

CG #79, Game 51/138, September 6: 2-5, single, double, run. AVG: .227
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #80, Game 52/139, September 7: 2-4, walk (first plate appearance), single, stolen base (2nd), run, single. AVG: .232
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #81, Game 53/140, September 8: 2-8, reached on fielding error, single, single. AVG: .233
[leadoff/CF/CG15.2]

CG #82, Game 54/141, September 10: 1-4, triple. AVG: .233
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #83, Game 55/142, September 11: 1-6, single. AVG: .231
[leadoff/CF/CG12]

CG #84, Game 56/143, September 12: 2-4, single, single. AVG: .236
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #85, Game 57/144, September 14: 2-4, single (first at bat), stolen base (2nd), run, single. AVG: .241
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #86, Game 58/145, September 15: 1-4, single. AVG: .241
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #87, Game 59/146, September 16: 1-4, sac bunt, single, stolen base (2nd). AVG: .241
[leadoff/CF/CG11]

CG #88, Game 60/147, September 17: 1-6, single (first at bat), reached on wild pitch after SO swinging. AVG: .239
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #89, Game 61/148, September 18: 2-5, single, run, single. AVG: .242
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #90, Game 62/149, September 19: 1-5, single. AVG: .241
[leadoff/CF/CG8] 

**Michael's 19-game hitting streak and 19-game on-base streak end**

CG #91, Game 63/150, September 20: 0-5, reached on forceout. AVG: .237
[leadoff/CF/CG8]

CG #92, Game 64/151, September 21: 1-5, single, run. AVG: .236
[leadoff/CF/CG8]

CG #93, Game 65/152, September 22: 1-4, single. AVG: .236
[leadoff/CF/CG8]

Game /153, September 23: day-to-day with left thigh/hamstring soreness.

Game /154, September 24: day-to-day with left thigh/hamstring soreness.


Game /155, September 25: day-to-day with left thigh/hamstring soreness.

CG #94, Game 66/156, September 26: 1-1, go-ahead 2-run double (first at bat). AVG: .239
[9th/PH-CF: T9/9-GF] 

^^Michael did not start this game, but came in to pinch hit in the bottom of the 8th inning. then he was a defensive switch in center field for the top of the 9th inning, playing 1 total inning.^^

CG #95, Game 67/157, September 27: 1-3, double, run, sac bunt. AVG: .240
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

September 28: game postponed, to be made up September 29 in a traditional DH.

CG #96, Game 68/158, September 29 (Game 1): 0-4. AVG: .237
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #97, Game 69/159, September 29 (Game 2): 2-3, single, RBI triple, run, walk. AVG: .241
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #98, Game 70/160, October 1: 1-4, double (first at bat), run, walk, run. AVG: .241
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #99, Game 71/161, October 2: 2-3, single (first at bat), single, run. AVG: .246
[leadoff/CF/CG6]

CG #100, Game 72/162, October 3: 1-4, double, walk. AVG: .246
[leadoff/CF/CG8]


2011: Career Games #101-214

a few facts from 2011:

Michael played in 114 of 162 games. he had a hit in 76 of the 114 games he played and reached base safely in 85 games. Michael had a season-high 9-game hitting streak and 9-game on-base streak. he had 31 multi-hit games, 12 three+ hit games, one four+ hit game, and 10 multi-RBI games. he had at least 1 RBI in 33 games. in addition, he had six go-ahead hits. the Indians were 56-58 in the games that Michael played in.


now here are my game-by-game numbers and notes for Michael Brantley's 2011 season:

CG #101, Game 1/1, April 1: 2-5, single (first at bat), 2-run double. AVG: .400
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #102, Game 2/2, April 2: 1-4, walk, single. AVG: .333
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #103, Game 3/3, April 3: 1-3, single, sac bunt, RBI sac fly. AVG: .333
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #104, Game 4/4, April 5: 1-3, double (first at bat), walk, stolen base (2nd). AVG: .333
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #105, Game 5/5, April 6: 1-4, single (first at bat), run, walk, reached on forceout, run. AVG: .316
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #106, Game 6/6, April 7: no plate appearances. AVG: .316
[8th/CF: T9/9-GF] 

^^Michael did not start this game, but came in as a defensive substitution in center field for the top of the 9th inning, playing 1 total inning.^^

CG #107, Game 7/7, April 8: 2-6, single, run, single. AVG: .320
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #108, Game 8/8, April 9: 1-3, single (first at bat), walk. AVG: .321
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #109, Game 9/9, April 10: 1-5, RBI double, run. AVG: .303
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #110, Game 10/10, April 11: 1-3, walk, single, stolen base (2nd). AVG: .306
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #111, Game 11/11, April 12: 0-4. AVG: .275
[leadoff/CF/CG8]

**Michael's 13-game hitting streak, 13-game on-base streak, season-high 9-game hitting streak, and season-high 9-game on-base streak end**

CG #112, Game 12/12, April 13: 3-5, single, RBI double, single, run. AVG: .311
[leadoff/CF/CG11.2]

CG #113, Game 13/13, April 15: 2-3, bunt single, run, single, caught stealing (2nd), walk, run. AVG: .333
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #114, Game 14/14, April 16: 0-5. AVG: .302
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

Game /15, April 17: not in lineup.

CG #115, Game 15/16, April 18: 1-3, single, stolen base (2nd), walk, run, walk. AVG: .304
[7th/LF/CG10] 

CG #116, Game 16/17, April 19: 3-5, single, single, single. AVG: .328
[leadoff/CF/CG8] 

CG #117, Game 17/18, April 20: 1-3, single, run, walk, run, reached on forceout, intentional walk. AVG: .328
[7th/LF/CG9]

CG #118, Game 18/19, April 21: 0-3, intentional walk. AVG: .313
[6th/LF/CG8.1]

April 22: game postponed, to be made up July 18 at 7:05 pm in a day-night DH.

CG #119, Game 19/20, April 23: 0-4. AVG: .296
[7th/LF/CG8]

CG #120, Game 20/21, April 24: 1-4, reached on forceout (first at bat), 2-run double. AVG: .293
[7th/LF/CG8] 

CG #121, Game 21/22, April 26: 1-4, single. AVG: .291
[7th/LF/CG9]

Game /23, April 27: not in lineup.

CG #122, Game 22/24, April 28: 0-2, walk, run, walk. AVG: .284
[7th/LF: T1-T6, CF: T7-T9/CG9]

CG #123, Game 23/25, April 29: 1-4, single. AVG: .282
[7th/LF/CG9]

CG #124, Game 24/26, April 30: 3-6, single, home run, run, single, run. AVG: .297
[leadoff/CF/CG13]

CG #125, Game 25/27, May 1: 2-3, single (first at bat), run, hit by pitch, RBI single, stolen base (2nd). AVG: .309
[7th/LF/CG9]

CG #126, Game 26/28, May 3: 1-3, single, walk, caught stealing (2nd). AVG: .309
[6th/LF/CG9]

CG #127, Game 27/29, May 4: 2-4, single (first at bat), single. AVG: .317
[7th/LF/CG8]

CG #128, Game 28/30, May 5: 1-6, single, run. AVG: .308
[leadoff/CF/CG12]

CG #129, Game 29/31, May 6: 0-4. AVG: .297
[7th/LF/CG10]

CG #130, Game 30/32, May 7: 0-4. AVG: .287
[7th/LF/CG9]

CG #131, Game 31/33, May 8: no plate appearances. AVG: .287
[5th/PR: T8] 

^^Michael did not start this game, but came in to pinch run for the designated hitter in the top of the 8th inning.^^

CG #132, Game 32/34, May 10: 2-4, home run, run, single, stolen base (2nd), RBI walk. AVG: .294
[7th/LF/CG9]

^^Michael drew a walk-off walk for his first career walk-off.^^

CG #133, Game 33/35, May 11: 1-4, RBI single. AVG: .293
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #134, Game 34/36, May 12: 1-4, single. AVG: .291
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #135, Game 35/37, May 13: 2-4, home run, run, double, run. AVG: .298
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

May 14: game postponed, to be made up August 23 at 7:05 pm in a day-night DH.

May 15: game postponed, to be made up September 19.

CG #136, Game 36/38, May 16: 2-4, walk (first plate appearance), RBI single, walk, run, 3-run home run, run. AVG: .304
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #137, Game 37/39, May 17: 1-4, double (first at bat), run, RBI sac fly. AVG: .302
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #138, Game 38/40, May 18: 0-4. AVG: .294
[leadoff/CF/CG8]

CG #139, Game 39/41, May 19: 0-4. AVG: .286
[leadoff/CF/CG8]

CG #140, Game 40/42, May 20: 1-4, RBI single, run. AVG: .285
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #141, Game 41/43, May 21: 1-4, single. AVG: .284
[leadoff/LF/CG9]

CG #142, Game 42/44, May 22: 3-4, single (first at bat), run, bunt single, stolen base (2nd), run, RBI sac fly, RBI double, run. AVG: .296
[leadoff/CF/GS7]

^^Michael was subbed out defensively for the top of the 8th inning.^^

CG #143, Game 43/45, May 23: 1-4, RBI single, run. AVG: .294
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #144, Game 44/46, May 24: 0-3, walk (first plate appearance), stolen base (2nd). AVG: .289
[leadoff/LF: T1-T8, CF: T9/CG9]

CG #145, Game 45/47, May 25: 0-2. AVG: .286
[leadoff/CF/GS6] 

^^Michael was subbed out offensively in the bottom of the 6th inning.^^

CG #146, Game 46/48, May 27: 0-4. AVG: .279
[leadoff/CF/CG8]

CG #147, Game 47/49, May 28: 2-5, single (first at bat), run, single, run. AVG: .282
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #148, Game 48/50, May 29: 0-4. AVG: .276
[leadoff/CF/CG8]

CG #149, Game 49/51, May 30: 1-2, single (first at bat), walk, walk. AVG: .279
[leadoff/CF/CG8]

CG #150, Game 50/52, May 31: 3-5, ground-rule double (first at bat), triple, run, single. AVG: .287
[leadoff/DH/CG]

CG #151, Game 51/53, June 1: 2-6, double (first at bat), run, single, run, RBI fielder's choice. AVG: .289
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #152, Game 52/54, June 2: 0-5. AVG: .281
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #153, Game 53/55, June 3: 1-4, single, run. AVG: .281
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #154, Game 54/56, June 4: 1-4, single. AVG: .280
[leadoff/LF/CG9]

CG #155, Game 55/57, June 5: 1-2, walk (first plate appearance), single, walk. AVG: .282
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #156, Game 56/58, June 6: 3-4, double (first at bat), run, single, home run, run. AVG: .291
[leadoff/LF/CG9]

CG #157, Game 57/59, June 7: 0-2, walk (first plate appearance), stolen base (3rd), walk. AVG: .288
[leadoff/LF/CG9]

CG #158, Game 58/60, June 8: 3-5, single (first at bat), caught stealing (2nd), single, single. AVG: .295
[leadoff/LF/CG10]

CG #159, Game 59/61, June 10: 1-5, RBI fielder's choice, single, run. AVG: .293
[leadoff/LF/CG8]

CG #160, Game 60/62, June 11: 1-4, single. AVG: .293
[leadoff/LF/CG8] 

CG #161, Game 61/63, June 12: 0-5, RBI groundout. AVG: .286
[leadoff/CF/CG8]

CG #162, Game 62/64, June 13: 1-3, triple, run, walk. AVG: .287
[3rd/CF/CG9]

CG #163, Game 63/65, June 14: 0-3, reached on forceout, walk. AVG: .283
[3rd/CF/CG8]

CG #164, Game 64/66, June 15: 0-5. AVG: .278
[3rd/LF/CG9]

CG #165, Game 65/67, June 16: 2-4, triple (first at bat), run, single, stolen base (2nd). AVG: .281
[3rd/CF/CG8]

CG #166, Game 66/68, June 17: 1-4, single, run. AVG: .281
[2nd/LF/CG9]

CG #167, Game 67/69, June 18: 0-3, RBI sac fly. AVG: .277
[2nd/CF/CG9]

CG #168, Game 68/70, June 19: 1-5, double. AVG: .276
[2nd/LF/CG11]

CG #169, Game 69/71, June 20: 2-5, single (first at bat), run, single, run. AVG: .278
[2nd/LF/CG9]

CG #170, Game 70/72, June 21: 0-4, walk. AVG: .274
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

Game /73, June 22: not in lineup.

CG #171, Game 71/74, June 24: 0-1. AVG: .273
[5th/PH-LF: B8/8-GF] 

^^Michael did not start this game, but came in to pinch hit in the top of the 8th inning. then he was a defensive switch in left field for the bottom of the 8th inning, playing 1 total inning.^^

CG #172, Game 72/75, June 25: 3-4, single (first at bat), double, single. AVG: .280
[leadoff/LF/CG8]

CG #173, Game 73/76, June 26: 0-3, walk, run. AVG: .277
[leadoff/LF/CG8]

CG #174, Game 74/77, June 27: 0-5. AVG: .272
[leadoff/LF/CG9]

CG #175, Game 75/78, June 28: 0-4. AVG: .268
[leadoff/LF/CG8.2]

CG #176, Game 76/79, June 29: 1-5, RBI single, run, walk. AVG: .267
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #177, Game 77/80, July 1: 1-5, reached on forceout, single, run. AVG: .266
[leadoff/LF/CG9]

CG #178, Game 78/81, July 2: 1-4, 3-run home run, run. AVG: .266
[leadoff/LF/CG9] 

CG #179, Game 79/82, July 3: 1-3, double (first at bat), stolen base (3rd), walk, run. AVG: .266
[leadoff/LF/CG8]

CG #180, Game 80/83, July 4: 0-4. AVG: .263
[leadoff/LF/CG9]

CG #181, Game 81/84, July 5: 0-4, RBI sac fly. AVG: .260
[leadoff/LF/CG9]

CG #182, Game 82/85, July 6: 2-4, walk (first plate appearance), run, single, stolen base (2nd), single, run. AVG: .263
[leadoff/LF/CG9]

CG #183, Game 83/86, July 7: 2-5, single (first at bat), stolen base (2nd), single. AVG: .265
[leadoff/LF/CG9]

CG #184, Game 84/87, July 8: 4-6, single (first at bat), RBI groundout, single, run, single, run, RBI single. AVG: .272
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #185, Game 85/88, July 9: 0-5). AVG: .268
[leadoff/LF/CG10]

CG #186, Game 86/89, July 10: 1-4, walk (first plate appearance), single. AVG: .268
[leadoff/LF/CG9]

July 11-13: MLB All Star Break.

CG #187, Game 87/90, July 14: 2-5, double, run, RBI single, run. AVG: .270
[leadoff/LF/CG9]

CG #188, Game 88/91, July 15: 3-5, single, single, run, single. AVG: .275
[leadoff/LF/CG9]

CG #189, Game 89/92, July 16: 2-4, single, 2-run double. AVG: .277
[leadoff/LF/CG8]

CG #190, Game 90/93, July 17: 0-5, reached on forceout. AVG: .273
[leadoff/LF/CG8]

CG #191, Game 91/94, July 18 (Day Game): 2-4, single, run, single. AVG: .276
[leadoff/LF/CG9]

CG #192, Game 92/95, July 18 (Night Game): 3-4, double, RBI single, sac bunt, single, run. AVG: .281
[leadoff/LF/CG9]

Game /96, July 19: not in lineup. i think this is when his right wrist acted up.

Game /97, July 20: not in lineup.

CG #193, Game 93/98, July 22: 1-4, single. AVG: .281
[2nd/LF: T1-T8, CF: T9/CG9]

July 23: game postponed, to be made up September 20 at 7:05 pm in a day-night DH.

CG #194, Game 94/99, July 24: 0-4. AVG: .278
[2nd/LF/CG9]

CG #195, Game 95/100, July 25: 2-3, double (first at bat), run, walk, single, stolen base (2nd), run. AVG: .281
[2nd/LF: T1-T8, CF: T9/CG9] 

CG #196, Game 96/101, July 26: 0-4. AVG: .278
[2nd/LF: T1-T8, CF: T9/CG9]

CG #197, Game 97/102, July 27: 0-4. AVG: .275
[2nd/LF/CG9]

CG #198, Game 98/103, July 29: 1-4, double. AVG: .275
[leadoff/CF/CG9]

CG #199, Game 99/104, July 30: 1-3, walk, caught stealing (2nd), RBI single. AVG: .275
[leadoff/LF/CG9]

CG #200, Game 100/105, July 31: 1-5, single, caught stealing (2nd). AVG: .274
[leadoff/CF: T1-T8, LF: T9/CG9] 

CG #201, Game 101/106, August 1: 1-5, RBI double. AVG: .273
[leadoff/LF/CG9]

CG #202, Game 102/107, August 2: 0-4. AVG: .270
[leadoff/LF/CG8.1]

Game /108, August 3: out with right wrist pain.

Game /109, August 4: out with right wrist pain.

CG #203, Game 103/110, August 5: 1-1, single (first at bat). AVG: .272
[8th/LF: B9-B11/9-GF(11)] 

^^Michael came into the game as a defensive substitution in left field in the bottom of the 9th inning and stayed in for the remainder of the game, playing 3 total innings. (the game went 11 innings.)^^

CG #204, Game 104/111, August 6: 1-5, reached on throwing error, RBI double, run. AVG: .271
[leadoff/CF: B1-B6, LF: B7-B9/CG9]

CG #205, Game 105/112, August 7: 2-4, RBI triple, home run, run. AVG: .274
[leadoff/LF/CG8]

CG #206, Game 106/113, August 9: 0-5, sac bunt. AVG: .270
[leadoff/LF/CG14]

Game /114, August 10: out with right wrist tendinitis.

Game /115, August 11: out with right wrist tendinitis.

CG #207, Game 107/116, August 12: N/A, run. AVG: .270
[4th/PR:B8] 

^^Michael did not start this game, but came in to pinch run for the designated hitter in the bottom of the 8th inning.^^

Game /117, August 13: out with right wrist tendinitis.

August 14: game postponed, to be made up September 24 at 7:05 pm in a day-night DH.

CG #208, Game 108/118, August 16: 3-6, hit by pitch, run, single, run, single, single. AVG: .274
[leadoff/LF/CG13.1]

CG #209, Game 109/119, August 17: 1-5, single, run. AVG: .273
[leadoff/LF/CG9]

CG #210, Game 110/120, August 18: 1-4, double, hit by pitch. AVG: .273
[leadoff/LF/CG9]

CG #211, Game 111/121, August 19: 1-4, double. AVG: .272
[leadoff/LF/CG8]

CG #212, Game 112/122, August 20: 0-5. AVG: .269
[leadoff/LF/CG8]

CG #213, Game 113/123, August 21: 1-5, 2-run double, run. AVG: .268
[leadoff/LF/CG8]

CG #214, Game 114/124, August 22: 0-4, reached on throwing error. AVG: .266
[leadoff/LF/CG9]

Game /125, August 23 (Day Game): out with right palm soreness.

Game /126, August 23 (Night Game): out with right palm soreness.

Game /127, August 24: out with right palm soreness.

Game /128, August 26: placed on 15-Day DL with right wrist inflammation.

Game /129, August 27: still on DL.

Game /130, August 28: transferred to 60-Day DL. done for the season with a broken right hamate bone. will have surgery at Cleveland Clinic by Dr. Thomas Graham later this week. recovery time is 6-9 weeks.

Game /131, August 29: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /132, August 30: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /133, August 31: underwent hamate surgery to remove the bone, should be ready for spring training.

Game /134, September 1: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /135, September 2: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /136, September 3: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /137, September 4: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /138, September 5: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /139, September 6: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /140, September 7: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /141, September 8: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /142, September 9: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /143, September 10: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /144, September 11: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /145, September 13: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /146, September 14: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /147, September 15: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /148, September 16: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /149, September 17: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /150, September 18: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /151, September 19: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /152, September 20 (Day Game): still on DL, done for the season.

Game /153, September 20 (Night Game): still on DL, done for the season.

Game /154, September 21: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /155, September 22: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /156, September 23: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /157, September 24 (Day Game): still on DL, done for the season.

Game /158, September 24 (Night Game): still on DL, done for the season.

Game /159, September 25: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /160, September 26: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /161, September 27: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /162, September 28: still on DL, done for the season.


2012: Career Games #215-363

a few facts from 2012:

Michael played in 149 of 162 games. he had a hit in 111 of the 149 games he played and reached base safely in 126 games. Michael had a season-high and career-high 22-game hitting streak and 29-game on-base streak. he had 37 multi-hit games, 10 three+ hit games, one four+ hit game, and 13 multi-RBI games. he had at least 1 RBI in 42 games. in addition, he had nine go-ahead hits. the Indians were 63-86 in the games that Michael played in.


now here are my game-by-game numbers and notes for Michael Brantley's 2012 season:

CG #215, Game 1/1, April 5: 1-6, double, walk. AVG: .167
(batting leadoff/CF)

CG #216, Game 2/2, April 7: 0-5. AVG: .091
(batting leadoff/CF)

CG #217, Game 3/3, April 8: 0-2, walk, walk, caught stealing (2nd). AVG: .077
(batting leadoff/CF)

Game /4 April 9: not in lineup.

April 10: game postponed, to be made up May 7 at 7:05 pm in a day-night DH.

CG #218, Game 4/5, April 11: 0-4, walk. AVG: .059
(batting leadoff/CF) 
**this is when Brantley reviewed tape of his at bats and decided changes were needed**

CG #219, Game 5/6, April 13: 2-5, leadoff single, RBI double, run scored. AVG: .136
(batting leadoff/CF)

CG #220, Game 6/7, April 14: 1-6, triple, run scored, fielder's choice, run scored. AVG: .143
(batting leadoff/CF)

CG #221, Game 7/8, April 15: 3-6, single, run scored, 2-run double, single. AVG: .206
(batting leadoff/CF)

CG #222, Game 8/9, April 17: 1-5, leadoff single, stolen base (2nd), run scored, RBI fielder's choice, run scored. AVG: .205
(batting leadoff/CF) 
^^this is the game in which Michael tweaked his right wrist sliding^^

Game /10, April 18: not in lineup.

CG #223, Game 9/11, April 19: 1-4, single, intentional walk. AVG: .209
(batting leadoff/CF)

CG #224, Game 10/12, April 20: 1-4, walk, double. AVG: .213
(batting leadoff/CF)

CG #225, Game 11/13, April 21: 1-5, single, run scored. AVG: .212
(batting leadoff/CF)

**Michael had a 7-game hitting streak until...

CG #226, Game 12/14, April 22: 0-4. AVG: .196
(batting leadoff/CF)

CG #227, Game 13/15, April 24: did not start due to sore wrist. defensive sub for 8th and 9th innings. no ABs.
(6th/CF)

CG #228, Game 14/16, April 25: 1-4, single, stolen base (3rd), run scored. AVG: .200
(batting leadoff/CF)

CG #229, Game 15/17, April 26: 1-4, drag bunt single, run scored, walk. AVG: .203
(batting leadoff/CF)

CG #230, Game 16/18, April 27: 3-5, leadoff single, single, caught stealing (2nd), RBI double, run scored. AVG: .232
(batting leadoff/CF)

CG #231, Game 17/19, April 28: 1-4, leadoff double. AVG: .233
(batting leadoff/CF)

CG #232, Game 18/20, April 29: 2-3, leadoff single, walk, run scored, single. AVG: .250
(batting leadoff/CF)

CG #233, Game 19/21, May 1: 0-4, fielder's choice, caught stealing (2nd)/reached 2nd on error. AVG: .237
(batting leadoff/CF) 
^^prior to this game, Michael was informed that Johnny Damon would be taking over the leadoff spot, and i have to believe that news affected his performance^^

CG #234, Game 20/22, May 2: 1-5, single, run scored. AVG: .235
(batting 7th/CF)

CG #235, Game 21/23, May 3: 1-4, single (first at bat), run scored. AVG: .236
(batting 7th/CF)

CG #236, Game 22/24, May 4: 1-3, single (first at bat), caught stealing (2nd). AVG: .239
(batting 7th/CF)

CG #237, Game 23/25, May 5: 2-5, double, single, run scored. AVG: .247
(leading off/CF)

CG #238, Game 24/26, May 6: 0-4. AVG: .238
(batting 7th/CF)

CG #239, Game 25/27, May 7 (Day Game): 2-4, RBI single (first at bat), 2-run double, run scored. AVG: .248
(batting 7th/CF)

CG #240, Game 26/28, May 7 (Night Game): 1-4, RBI single, run scored. AVG: .248
(leading off/CF)

CG #241, Game 27/29, May 8: 0-4. AVG: .239
(batting 7th/CF)

CG #242, Game 28/30, May 9: 0-3. AVG: .233
(batting 7th/CF)

CG #243, Game 29/31, May 10: 4-5, double (first at bat), run scored, 2-run double, single, single. AVG: .256
(batting 7th/CF)

CG #244, Game 30/32, May 11: 2-5, RBI single, RBI single. AVG: .262
(batting 7th/CF)

CG #245, Game 31/33, May 12: 0-4. AVG: .254
(leading off/CF)

CG #246, Game 32/34, May 13: 3-4, double, single, double. AVG: .269
(batting 7th/CF)

CG #247, Game 33/35, May 14: 0-4. AVG: .261
(batting 6th/CF)
^^this is the day Manny Acta decided Damon would no longer be leading off, and neither would Michael. he will now bat 6th unless Travis Hafner is not in the lineup^^

CG #248, Game 34/36, May 15: 2-4, triple, single, stolen base (2nd). AVG: .268
(batting 5th/CF)

CG #249, Game 35/37, May 16: 2-3, double, RBI single, walk. AVG: .276
(batting 6th/CF)

CG #250, Game 36/38, May 17: 0-5. AVG: .267
(batting 6th/CF)

CG #251, Game 37/39, May 18: 0-4. AVG: .260
(batting 6th/CF)

CG #252, Game 38/40, May 19: 0-3. AVG: .255
(batting 6th/CF)

CG #253, Game 39/41, May 20: 1-4, single, stolen base (2nd), run scored, fielder's choice, run scored. AVG: .255
(batting 6th/CF)

CG #254, Game 40/42, May 22: 2-4, single, stolen base (2nd), run scored, single, stolen base (2nd). AVG: .261
(batting 6th/CF)

CG #255, Game 41/43, May 23: 1-3, double. AVG: .262
(batting 6th/CF)

CG #256, Game 42/44, May 24: 2-3, single (first at bat), single, stolen base (2nd), run scored. AVG: .269
(batting 5th/CF)
^^this is the game in which Michael tweaked his left ankle after stealing 2nd base^^

Game /45, May 25: not in lineup.

CG #257, Game 43/46, May 26: 1-4, 3-run double, run scored. AVG: .269
(batting 2nd/CF)

CG #258, Game 44/47, May 27: 2-5, RBI single, RBI groundout, single, run scored. AVG: .272
(batting 2nd/CF)

CG #259, Game 45/48, May 28: 1-3, fielder's choice, walk, run scored, RBI single, stolen base (3rd), run scored. AVG: .273
(batting 2nd/CF)

CG #260, Game 46/49, May 29: 1-4, fielder's choice RBI, stolen base (2nd), single. AVG: .273
(batting 5th/CF)

CG #261, Game 47/50, May 30: 2-4, single (first at bat), run scored, single. AVG: .277
(batting 6th/CF)

Michael ended May and therefore started June on a 9-game hitting streak.

CG #262, Game 48/51, June 1: 1-4, RBI double. AVG: .277
(batting 5th/CF)

CG #263, Game 49/52, June 2: 1-4, fielder’s choice RBI, RBI single. AVG: .276
(batting 5th/CF)

CG #264, Game 50/53, June 3: 2-4, single, single. AVG: .281
(batting 5th/CF)

CG #265, Game 51/54, June 5: 1-2, walk (first at bat), RBI triple, walk. AVG: .283
(batting 6th/CF)

CG #266, Game 52/55, June 6: 1-4, 3-run home run (first at bat), run scored, intentional walk. AVG: .282
(batting 5th/CF)

CG #267, Game 53/56, June 7: 1-4, reached on fielding error, single. AVG: .282
(batting 6th/CF)

CG #268, Game 54/57, June 8: 2-5, RBI groundout (first at bat), single, single, run scored. AVG: .284
(batting 5th/CF)

CG #269, Game 55/58, June 9: 2-4, single, single. AVG: .288
(batting 5th/CF)
^^before this game, it was reported by Nick Camino that Michael had "soreness"^^

CG #270, Game 56/59, June 10: 1-5, single. AVG: .286
(batting 5th/CF)

CG #271, Game 57/60, June 12: 1-4, single, caught stealing (2nd). AVG: .286
(batting 5th/CF)

CG #272, Game 58/61, June 13: 1-4, single. AVG: .285
(batting 5th/CF)

CG #273, Game 59/62, June 14: 1-4, double, run scored. AVG: .285
(batting 5th/CF)

CG #274, Game 60/63, June 15: 1-4, RBI single. AVG: .284
(batting 5th/CF)

**Michael's career high 22-game hitting streak ends**

CG #275, Game 61/64, June 16: 0-3, walk (first plate appearance). AVG: .280
(batting 5th/CF)

CG #276, Game 62/65, June 17: 1-4, RBI double. AVG: .280
(batting 5th/CF)

CG #277, Game 63/66, June 18: 2-3, double (first at bat), run scored, double, run scored, RBI sac fly. AVG: .285
(batting 5th/CF)

CG #278, Game 64/67, June 19: 1-4, single. AVG: .284
(batting 5th/CF)

CG #279, Game 65/68, June 20: 1-5, single. AVG: .282
(batting 3rd/CF)

CG #280, Game 66/69, June 22: 1-3, walk, RBI single. AVG: .283
(batting 5th/CF)

CG #281, Game 67/70, June 23: 1-4, single (first at bat). AVG: .283
(batting 5th/CF)

**Michael's 29-game on-base streak ends**

CG #282, Game 68/71, June 24: 0-4. AVG: .278
(batting 5th/CF)

CG #283, Game 69/72, June 25: 1-3, single (first at bat), reached on forceout. AVG: .279
(batting 5th/CF)

CG #284, Game 70/73, June 26: 1-4, double. AVG: .279
(batting 5th/CF)

CG #285, Game 71/74, June 27: 0-4, fielder's choice, run scored, RBI walk. AVG: .275
(leading off/CF)

CG #286, Game 72/75, June 28: 2-3, walk (first plate appearance), run scored, double, single, walk. AVG: .279
(batting 5th/CF)

CG #287, Game 73/76, June 29: 1-4, RBI single (first at bat), walk. AVG: .278
(batting 4th/CF)

CG #288, Game 74/77, June 30: 2-5, walk (first plate appearance), single, single. AVG: .280
(batting 5th/CF)

Michael ended June and therefore started July on a 3-game hitting streak.

CG #289, Game 75/78, July 1: 0-0, intentional walk (first plate appearance). AVG: .280
(batting 5th/PR-CF)
^^Michael did not start this game because he was supposed to have an off day. but he came in in the 8th inning to pinch run, and then had 1 plate appearance in the 9th inning.^^

CG #290, Game 76/79, July 2: 1-4, single. AVG: .280
(batting 4th/CF)

CG #291, Game 77/80, July 3: 1-4, single (first at bat), run scored, RBI groundout, fielder's choice RBI, stolen base. AVG: .280
(batting 5th/CF)

CG #292, Game 78/81, July 4: 1-5, 3-run home run (first at bat), run scored, fielder's choice, run scored, fielder's choice. AVG: .278
(batting 5th/CF)

CG #293, Game 79/82, July 5: 2-3, home run (first at bat), run scored, single, caught stealing (2nd), walk. AVG: .282
(batting 6th/CF)

CG #294, Game 80/83, July 6: 1-3, single. AVG: .283
(batting 6th/CF)

CG #295, Game 81/84, July 7: 1-4, double (first at bat), run scored, RBI groundout. AVG: .282
(batting 4th/CF)

CG #296, Game 82/85, July 8: 3-4, single (first at bat), double, walk, single. AVG: .288
(batting 5th/CF)

July 9-12: MLB All Star Break.

CG #297, Game 83/86, July 13: 3-4, single (first at bat), double, single. AVG: .294
(batting 6th/CF)

CG #298, Game 84/87, July 14: 3-4, single (first at bat), walk, run scored, single, 2-run home run, run scored. AVG: .299
(batting 6th/CF)

CG #299, Game 85/88, July 15: 2-3, double (first at bat), walk, double. AVG: .302
(batting 6th/CF)

**Michael's 13-game hitting streak ends**

CG #300, Game 86/89, July 16: 0-1, walk (first plate appearance), walk, walk. AVG: .301
(batting 4th/CF)

CG #301, Game 87/90, July 17: 0-2, walk, walk. AVG: .300
(batting 4th/CF)

CG #302, Game 88/91, July 18: 2-5, triple (first at bat), RBI single, run scored. AVG: .301
(batting 4th/CF)

**Michael's 16-game on-base streak ends**

CG #303, Game 89/92, July 19: 0-3. AVG: .299
(batting 4th, DH)

CG #304, Game 90/93, July 20: 0-4. AVG: .295
(batting 4th/CF)

CG #305, Game 91/94, July 21: 1-4, single. AVG: .295
(batting 4th/CF)

CG #306, Game 92/95, July 22: 1-3, walk, single, run scored. AVG: .295
(batting 5th/CF)

CG #307, Game 93/96, July 23: 1-4, RBI single. AVG: .294
(batting 4th/CF)

CG #308, Game 94/97, July 24: 1-4, single. AVG: .294
(batting 4th/CF)
^^Michael jarred his hand, wrist, and shoulder sliding into Prince Fielder's leg in this game^^

CG #309, Game 95/98, July 25: 1-4, ground-rule double, stolen base (3rd). AVG: .293
(batting 4th/CF)

CG #310, Game 96/99, July 26: 1-4, single. AVG: .293
(batting 4th/CF)

**Michael's 6-game hitting streak ends**

CG #311, Game 97/100, July 27: 0-3. AVG: .291
(batting 4th/CF)

CG #312, Game 98/101, July 28: 0-2, walk (first plate appearance). AVG: .289
(batting 2nd/CF)

CG #313, Game 99/102, July 29: 1-4, single. AVG: .289
(batting 5th/CF)

CG #314, Game 100/103, July 31: 2-4, single (first at bat), run scored, double. AVG: .291
(batting 4th/CF)

CG #315, Game 101/104, August 1: 0-4. AVG: .288
(batting 4th/CF)

CG #316, Game 102/105, August 2: 1-4, double (first at bat), run scored, RBI sac fly. AVG: .288
(batting 5th/CF)

CG #317, Game 103/106, August 3: 1-3, single. AVG: .288
(batting 5th/CF)

CG #318, Game 104/107, August 4: 1-3, single. AVG: .288
(batting 5th/CF)

CG #319, Game 105/108, August 5: 3-4, RBI single (first at bat), double, double, walk. AVG: .293
(batting 5th/CF)

CG #320, Game 106/109, August 6: 1-3, double. AVG: .293
(batting 5th/CF)

CG #321, Game 107/110, August 7: 2-4, walk (first at bat), run scored, single, single, stolen base (2nd). AVG: .295
(batting 5th/CF)

CG #322, Game 108/111, August 8: 1-4, single. AVG: .295
(batting 5th/CF)

CG #323, Game 109/112, August 9: 1-3, double (first at bat), RBI sac fly. AVG: .295
(batting 5th/CF)

**Michael's 8-game hitting streak ends**

CG #324, Game 110/113, August 10: 0-3. AVG: .293
(batting 5th/CF)

CG #325, Game 111/114, August 11: 0-2, walk, run scored, RBI sac fly. AVG: .291
(batting 5th/CF)

Game /115, August 12: not in lineup.

CG #326, Game 112/116, August 13: 0-4. AVG: .289
(batting 5th/CF)

CG #327, Game 113/117, August 14: 3-4, 2-run home run, run scored, single, run scored, single, run scored. AVG: .293
(batting 5th/CF)

CG #328, Game 114/118, August 15: 0-4. AVG: .290
(batting 5th/CF)

CG #329, Game 115/119, August 17: 2-4, single (first at bat), single, run scored. AVG: .292
(batting 5th/CF)

CG #330, Game 116/120, August 18: 2-4, single, single, run scored. AVG: .294
(batting 5th/CF)

CG #331, Game 117/121, August 19: 1-4, single (first at bat). AVG: .294
(batting 5th/CF)

CG #332, Game 118/122, August 20: 0-3, walk. AVG: .292
(batting 5th/CF)

CG #333, Game 119/123, August 21: 1-4, single, caught stealing (home). AVG: .291
(batting 5th, DH)

CG #334, Game 120/124, August 22: 1-3, single, walk. AVG: .292
(batting 5th/CF)

CG #335, Game 121/125, August 24: 1-4, single. AVG: .291
(batting 5th/CF)

CG #336, Game 122/126, August 25: 1-3, 3-run home run (first at bat), run scored. AVG: .292
(batting 5th/CF)

CG #337, Game 123/127, August 26: 1-4, reached on passed ball, caught stealing (2nd), single. AVG: .291
(batting 5th/CF)

CG #338, Game 124/128, August 27: 1-4, single, reached on error. AVG: .291
(batting 5th/CF)

**Michael's 6-game hitting streak ends**

CG #339, Game 125/129, August 28: 0-4. AVG: .289
(batting 5th/CF)

CG #340, Game 126/130, August 29: 0-3, walk, reached on throwing error. AVG: .287
(batting 5th/CF)

CG #341, Game 127/131, August 30: 1-4, walk (first plate appearance), double, fielder’s choice. AVG: .286
(batting 4th/CF)

CG #342, Game 128/132,August 31: 0-3, walk, caught stealing (2nd). AVG: .285
(batting 4th, DH)

CG #343, Game 129/133, September 1: 1-4, single, run scored. AVG: .284
(batting 4th/CF)

Game /134, September 2: not in lineup (day off).

CG #344, Game 130/135, September 3: 1-4, single (first at bat). AVG: .284
(batting 4th/CF)

CG #345, Game 131/136, September 4: 1-2, RBI double (first at bat), run scored, intentional walk, walk. AVG: .285
(batting 5th/CF)

CG #346, Game 132/137, September 5: 1-3, RBI single. AVG: .285
(batting 5th/CF)

CG #347, Game 133/138, September 7: 2-3, single, run scored, intentional walk, RBI single, run scored, intentional walk. AVG: .287
(batting 5th/CF)

CG #348, Game 134/139, September 8: 0-3. AVG: .286
(batting 5th/CF)

CG #349, Game 135/140, September 9: 1-4, walk, run scored, single, run scored. AVG: .285
(batting 4th/CF)

CG #350, Game 136/141, September 10: 1-4, single. AVG: .285
(batting 2nd/CF)

CG #351, Game 137/142, September 11: 0-1. AVG: .285
(batting 7th/PH-CF)
^^Michael did not start this game because he was supposed to have a day off. but he came in to pinch hit in the top of the 8th inning, and then played defense in center in the bottom of the 8th.^^

CG #352, Game 138/143, September 12: 1-4, single. AVG: .284
(batting 4th/CF)

Game /144, September 13: not in lineup.
^^Michael was originally in the lineup batting 4th, but was a late scratch due to left pectoral soreness he suffered during batting practice.^^

Game /145, September 14: not in lineup.

CG #353, Game 139/146, September 15: 0-1. AVG: .284
(batting 6th/PH)
^^Michael did not start this game because of his left pec injury, but came in to pinch hit in the bottom of the 9th inning.^^

CG #354, Game 140/147, September 16: 0-3, walk (first at bat), reached on force out, run scored, intentional walk. AVG: .282
(batting 5th/CF)

CG #355, Game 141/148, September 18: 1-5, single, run scored, intentional walk. AVG: .281
(batting 5th/CF)

CG #356, Game 142/149, September 19: 1-4, RBI single. AVG: .281
(batting 5th/CF)

CG #357, Game 143/150, September 20: 2-4, single (first at bat), single, intentional walk. AVG: .283
(batting 4th/CF)

CG #358, Game 144/151, September 21: 1-3, intentional walk (first at bat), RBI single. AVG: .283
(batting 5th/CF)

CG #359, Game 145/152, September 22: 1-4, single, reached on fielding error. AVG: .283
(batting 4th/CF)

CG #360, Game 146/153, September 23: 3-5, single, intentional walk, run scored, double, run scored, single. AVG: .286
(batting 5th/CF)

Game /154, September 24: not in lineup.
^^Michael will miss the next couple games because of a sore left groin according to Acta. he injured his groin during a rundown in the 6th inning of the September 23 game.^^

Game /155, September 25: not in lineup.

Game /156, September 26: not in lineup.

Game /157, September 28: not in lineup.

CG #361, Game 147/158, September 29: 2-3, single (first at bat), run scored, intentional walk, single. AVG: .288
(batting 8th/PH)
^^Michael did not start this game because of his left groin injury, but came in to pinch hit in the bottom of the 8th inning, and then played defense in center in the top of the 9th inning. because the game went 14 innings, Michael came to the plate 3 more times and remained in center through the 14th.^^

Game /159, September 30: not in lineup.

**Michael's 7-game hitting streak ends**

CG #362, Game 148/160, October 1: 0-2, walk (first plate appearance). AVG: .287
(batting 6th/CF)

CG #363, Game 149/161, October 2: 1-1, single (first at bat). AVG: .288
(batting 8th/PH)
^^Michael did not start this game because it had been a rainy day in Cleveland and Sandy Alomar didn't want him playing in center and possibly re-injuring his groin. but he came in to pinch hit in the bottom of the 9th inning, got a hit, and then was replaced by a pinch runner.^^

Game /162, October 3: not in lineup.
^^i had hoped Michael would at least get a chance to pinch hit in this game, but because we got blown out, there was no need to give him an at bat.^^


2013: Career Games #364-514

a few facts from 2013:

Michael played in 151 of 162 games. he had a hit in 99 of the 151 games he played and reached base safely in 116 games. Michael had a season-high 11-game hitting streak and 14-game on-base streak. he had 43 multi-hit games, 14 three+ hit games, two four+ hit games, and 17 multi-RBI games. he had at least 1 RBI in 44 games. in addition, he had 14 go-ahead hits. the Indians were 85-66 in the games that Michael played in.

photo of a page from my first Brantley notebook


now here are my game-by-game numbers and notes for Michael Brantley's 2013 season:

CG #364, Game 1/1, April 2: 1-2, single (first at bat), run scored, walk, walk. AVG: .500
(batting 5th/LF/CG)

CG #365, Game 2/2, April 3: 4-5, single (first at bat), RBI single, single, single, run scored, reached on forceout. AVG: .714
(5th/LF/CG11)

CG #366, Game 3/3, April 4: 1-4, hit by pitch, run scored, single. AVG: .545
(5th/LF/CG)

CG #367, Game 4/4, April 5: 0-2, walk. AVG: .462
(5th/LF/CG)

^^Michael's 14-game on-base streak ends^^

CG #368, Game 5/5, April 6: 0-4. AVG: .353
(5th/LF/CG)
 
Game /6, April 7: not in lineup.

CG #369, Game 6/7, April 8: 1-5, RBI single (first at bat). AVG: .318
(5th/LF/CG)

CG #370, Game 7/8, April 9: 0-3, walk. AVG: .280
(6th/LF/CG)

April 10: game postponed, to be made up in a May 13 in a traditional DH.
(5th/LF)

April 11: game postponed, to be made up in a May 13 in a traditional DH.
(5th/LF)

CG #371, Game 8/9, April 12: 1-3, double (first at bat). AVG: .286
(6th/LF/CG)

CG #372, Game 9/10, April 13: 0-3, hit by pitch, run scored. AVG: .258
(6th/LF/CG)

CG #373, Game 10/11, April 14: 1-4, single (first at bat). AVG: .257
(3rd/LF/CG)

CG #374, Game 11/12, April 16: 2-4, single (first at bat), single. AVG: .282
(6th/LF/CG)

CG #375, Game 12/13, April 17: 0-3, walk. AVG: .262
(leadoff/LF/CG)
^^i guess Tito decided to give Michael a shot at leading off again because Bourn is on the 15-day DL with a finger laceration. i definitely don't expect him to lead off again once Bourn comes back.^^

CG #376, Game 13/14, April 18: 1-4, single, run scored. AVG: .261
(leadoff/LF/CG)

CG #377, Game 14/15, April 19: 0-4, walk. AVG: .240
(leadoff/LF/CG)

CG #378, Game 15/16, April 20: 2-6, 2-run double, RBI walk, run scored, single. AVG: .250
(leadoff/LF - 5 i/CF - 4 i/CG)

CG #379, Game 16/17, April 21: 1-5, single. AVG: .246
(leadoff/LF/CG)

CG #380, Game 17/18, April 22: 1-3, single, caught stealing (2nd), walk, run scored. AVG: .250
(leadoff/LF/CG)

April 23: game postponed, to be made up June 28 in a traditional DH.

CG #381, Game 18/19, April 24: 2-4, single, single, run scored. AVG: .265
(leadoff/LF/CG)

April 26: game postponed, to be made up April 28 at 7:10 pm in a day-night DH.
(leadoff/LF)

CG #382, Game 19/20, April 27: 2-5, double, 2-run triple. AVG: .274
(leadoff/LF/CG)

CG #383, Game 20/21, April 28 (Day Game): 0-4. AVG: .260
(leadoff/LF/CG)

CG #384, Game 21/22, April 28 (Night Game): 2-4, single (first at bat), run scored, hit by pitch, single, run scored. AVG: .272
(leadoff/LF/CG)

CG #385, Game 22/23, April 29: 3-5, double, run scored, double, run scored, single. AVG: .291
(leadoff/LF/CG)

CG #386, Game 23/24, April 30: 1-5, 2-run home run, run scored. AVG: .286
(leadoff/LF/CG)

CG #387, Game 24/25, May 1: 3-5, single, run scored, single, single. AVG: .302
(leadoff/LF/CG)

CG #388, Game 25/26, May 3: 1-4, single, run scored, intentional walk. AVG: .300
(leadoff/LF/CG10)

CG #389, Game 26/27, May 4: 1-5, RBI single. AVG: .295
(leadoff/LF/CG)

CG #390, Game 27/28, May 5: 0-4. AVG: .284
(leadoff/LF/CG)

CG #391, Game 28/29, May 6: 2-5, single, single, stolen base (3rd). AVG: .289
(leadoff/LF/CG)

CG #392, Game 29/30, May 7: did not start, defensive substitution for 9th inning. no ABs.
(8th/LF/1 inning)

CG #393, Game 30/31, May 8: 2-4, single (first at bat), fielder’s choice RBI, single, stolen base (2nd). AVG: .297
(leadoff/LF/CG)

CG #394, Game 31/32, May 9: 2-5, single (first at bat), run scored, single. AVG: .301
(leadoff/LF/CG)
^^Michael Bourn is scheduled to come back tomorrow, and Brantley won't be leading off anymore.^^

CG #395, Game 32/33, May 10: 0-2, RBI sac fly. AVG: .296
(7th/LF/CG)

CG #396, Game 33/34, May 11: 2-5, double, single. AVG: .300
(8th/LF/CG)

CG #397, Game 34/35, May 12: 2-4, single, run scored, walk, RBI single. AVG: .306
(leadoff/LF/CG10)

CG #398, Game 35/36, May 13 (first game): 1-3, single (first at bat), reached on forceout. AVG: .307
(8th/LF/CG)

CG #399, Game 36/37, May 13 (second game): 1-4, single. AVG: .305
(2nd/LF/CG)

CG #400, Game 37/38, May 14: 1-4, 2-run single (first at bat). AVG: .303
(7th/LF/CG)

CG #401, Game 38/39, May 15: 0-0, walk (first plate appearance), run scored. AVG: .303
(9th/LF/3 innings)
^^did not start, defensive substitution for 7th, 8th, and 9th innings. no official ABs.^^

CG #402, Game 39/40, May 17: 0-4. AVG: .295
(8th/LF/CG10)

CG #403, Game 40/41, May 18: did not start, defensive substitution for 8th and 9th innings. no ABs.
(6th/LF/2 innings)

CG #404, Game 41/42, May 19: 2-4, RBI single (first at bat), run scored, 3-run home run, run scored. AVG: .301
(3rd/LF/CG)

CG #405, Game 42/43, May 20: 2-4, walk (first plate appearance), run scored, RBI single, single, run scored. AVG: .306
(7th/LF/CG10)

CG #406, Game 43/44, May 21: 0-3, RBI sac fly. AVG: .300
(4th/LF/CG)

CG #407, Game 44/45, May 22: 3-5, RBI single (first at bat), RBI single, run scored, RBI single. AVG: .309
(4th/LF/CG)

CG #408, Game 45/46, May 23: 1-5, walk, run scored, single, run scored. AVG: .306
(4th/LF/CG)

CG #409, Game 46/47, May 24: 2-3, single (first at bat), stolen base (2nd), double. AVG: .312
(8th/LF/CG)

CG #410, Game 47/48, May 25: 2-4, single (first at bat), double. AVG: .316
(8th/LF/CG)

CG #411, Game 48/49, May 26: 0-4. AVG: .309
(7th/LF/8.2 innings)

CG #412, Game 49/50, May 27: 0-3. AVG: .304
(7th/LF/CG)

CG #413, Game 50/51, May 28: 1-4, RBI single. AVG: .303
(7th/LF/CG)

CG #414, Game 51/52, May 29: 0-3. AVG: .298
(8th/LF/CG)

CG #415, Game 52/53, May 30: 1-3, RBI single, stolen base (3rd), run scored, walk. AVG: .299
(7th/LF/CG)

Game /54, May 31: not in lineup.

CG #416, Game 53/55, June 1: 0-3, walk. AVG: .294
(7th/LF/CG)

CG #417, Game 54/56, June 2: 2-4, single (first at bat), single. AVG: .299
(3rd/LF/CG)

CG #418, Game 55/57, June 3: 0-1, walk (first plate appearance). AVG: .297
(7th/PH-LF/4 innings)
^^Michael did not start this game, but came in to pinch hit in the top of the 5th inning. then he stayed in the game as a defensive substitution for the bottom of the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th innings. he had 1 other official at bat during that time.^^

CG #419, Game 56/58, June 4: 1-3, walk, caught stealing (2nd), single. AVG: .298
(3rd/LF/CG)

CG #420, Game 57/59, June 5: 1-4, single, run scored. AVG: .297
(7th/LF/CG)

CG #421, Game 58/60, June 7: 0-4. AVG: .291
(4th/LF/CG)

CG #422, Game 59/61, June 8: 0-4. AVG: .286
(4th/LF/CG)

Game /62, June 9: not in lineup.

CG #423, Game 60/63, June 10: 1-4, single (first at bat). AVG: .285
(4th/LF/CG)

CG #424, Game 61/64, June 11: 1-3, walk, stolen base (2nd), single. AVG: .286
(7th/LF/CG)

CG #425, Game 62/65, June 12: 2-4, single (first at bat), RBI single, walk, run scored. AVG: .289
(4th/LF/CG)

CG #426, Game 63/66, June 14: 0-4. AVG: .284
(7th/LF/CG)

CG #427, Game 64/67, June 15: 1-4, 2-run double. AVG: .284
(4th/LF/CG)

CG #428, Game 65/68, June 16: 0-3. AVG: .280
(5th/LF/CG)

CG #429, Game 66/69, June 17: 0-4. AVG: .276
(5th/LF/CG)

CG #430, Game 67/70, June 18: 0-3, reached on forceout, RBI sac fly. AVG: .272
(5th/LF/CG)

CG #431, Game 68/71, June 19: 2-3, home run, run scored, RBI sac fly, home run, run scored. AVG: .277
(5th/LF/CG)

^^Michael has first career multi-homer game^^

CG #432, Game 69/72, June 21: 1-4, double (first at bat), run scored. AVG: .277
(5th/LF/CG)

CG #433, Game 70/73, June 22: 0-5, reached on forceout. AVG: .271
(4th/LF/CG)

CG #434, Game 71/74, June 23: 1-1, single (first at bat), stolen base (2nd), stolen base (3rd). AVG: .274
(7th/PH-LF/1 inning)
^^Michael did not start this game, but came in to pinch hit in the bottom of the 8th inning. then he stayed in the game as a defensive substitution for the top of the 9th inning.^^

CG #435, Game 72/75, June 24: 2-4, 2-run single, 2-run home run, run scored. AVG: .278
(7th/LF/CG)

CG #436, Game 73/76, June 25: 0-3, RBI sac fly (first plate appearance). AVG: .274
(5th/LF/CG)

CG #437, Game 74/77, June 26: 0-3, walk, run scored. AVG: .271
(5th/LF/CG)

CG #438, Game 75/78, June 27: 1-4, double, run scored. AVG: .271
(6th/LF/CG)

Game /79, June 28 (Game 1): not in lineup.

CG #439, Game 76/80, June 28 (Game 2): 0-3, RBI sac fly (first plate appearance). AVG: .268
(7th/LF/CG)

CG #440, Game 77/81, June 29: 2-4, single (first at bat), single, stolen base (2nd). AVG: .271
(5th/LF/CG)

CG #441, Game 78/82, June 30: 2-4, single, run scored, single, run scored. AVG: .275
(7th/LF/CG)

CG #442, Game 79/83, July 2: 1-3, walk (first at bat), run scored, walk, single. AVG: .275
(leadoff/LF/CG)

CG #443, Game 80/84, July 3: 0-4. AVG: .271
(5th/LF/CG)

CG #444, Game 81/85, July 4: 4-5, RBI single (first at bat), single, single, run scored, single. AVG: .280
(4th/LF/CG)

CG #445, Game 82/86, July 5: 0-3, reached on forceout, reached on forceout, walk. AVG: .278
(5th/LF/CG)

CG #446, Game 83/87, July 6: 0-4. AVG: .274
(5th/LF/CG)

CG #447, Game 84/88, July 7: 3-4, 2-run double (first at bat), run scored, home run, run scored, 2-run home run, run scored. AVG: .280
(5th/LF/CG)

^^Michael sets career highs with a 3-XBH, 5-RBI, and 10-TB game^^

CG #448, Game 85/89, July 8: 2-3, single (first at bat), stolen base (3rd), run scored, walk, walk, single. AVG: .284
(5th/LF/CG10)

CG #449, Game 86/90, July 9: 1-3, RBI single. AVG: .284
(5th/LF/CG)

CG #450, Game 87/91, July 10: 1-4, walk (first plate appearance), run scored, RBI single. AVG: .284
(5th/LF/CG)

CG #451, Game 88/92, July 11: 1-3, single (first at bat), hit by pitch, stolen base (3rd), run scored. AVG: .284
(4th/LF/CG)

CG #452, Game 89/93, July 12: 0-4. AVG: .281
(leadoff/LF/CG)

CG #453, Game 90/94, July 13: 1-4, double, run scored. AVG: .280
(5th/LF/CG)

CG #454, Game 91/95, July 14: 1-5, RBI single, run scored. AVG: .279
(5th/LF/CG)

July 15-18: MLB All Star Break.

CG #455, Game 92/96, July 19: 1-3, walk, single. AVG: .280
(5th/LF/CG)

CG #456, Game 93/97, July 20: 0-3, sac bunt. AVG: .277
(5th/LF/CG)

CG #457, Game 94/98, July 21: 1-4, reached on fielder's choice, 3-run triple. AVG: .277
(7th/LF/CG)

CG #458, Game 95/99, July 22: 1-4, double. AVG: .277
(5th/LF/CG)

CG #459, Game 96/100, July 23: 1-3, walk, single. AVG: .277
(5th/LF/CG)

Game /101, July 24: not in lineup.

CG #460, Game 97/102, July 26: 3-4, single (first at bat), run scored, walk, run scored, single, single. AVG: .282
(7th/LF/CG11)

CG #461, Game 98/103, July 27: 1-3, double, stolen base (3rd). AVG: .283
(5th/LF/CG)

CG #462, Game 99/104, July 28: 1-4, single, run scored. AVG: .283
(5th/LF/CG)

CG #463, Game 100/105, July 29: 0-1. AVG: .282
(9th/PH-LF/2 innings)
^^Michael did not start this game, but came in to pinch hit in the bottom of the 7th inning. then he stayed in the game as a defensive substitution for the top of the 8th and 9th innings.^^

CG #464, Game 101/106, July 30: 0-3, walk, run scored. AVG: .279
(5th/LF/CG)

CG #465, Game 102/107, July 31: 3-4, single (first at bat), RBI double, double, run scored. AVG: .285
(7th/LF/CG10)

CG #466, Game 103/108, August 1: 0-4. AVG: .282
(7th/LF/CG)

CG #467, Game 104/109, August 2: 0-3. AVG: .279
(5th/LF/CG)

CG #468, Game 105/110, August 3: 0-4. AVG: .276
(5th/LF/CG)

CG #469, Game 106/111, August 4: 1-4, RBI single. AVG: .276
(5th/LF/CG)

CG #470, Game 107/112, August 5: 2-4, single (first at bat), stolen base (2nd), run scored, single, run scored. AVG: .278
(5th/LF/CG)

CG #471, Game 108/113, August 6: 1-3, single (first at bat), run scored. AVG: .279
(5th/LF/CG)

CG #472, Game 109/114, August 7: 3-5, walk (first plate appearance), double, single, caught stealing (2nd), double, run scored. AVG: .283
(5th/LF/CG14)

CG #473, Game 110/115, August 8: 1-4, single. AVG: .283
(5th/LF/CG)

CG #474, Game 111/116, August 9: 1-4, home run (first at bat), run scored. AVG: .282
(5th/LF/CG)

Game /117, August 10: not in lineup.

CG #475, Game 112/118, August 11: 1-4, double. AVG: .282
(5th/LF/CG)

**Michael's 7-game hitting streak ends.**

CG #476, Game 113/119, August 12: 0-3. AVG: .280
(7th/LF/CG)

CG #477, Game 114/120, August 13: 1-4, RBI single. AVG: .280
(5th/LF/CG)

CG #478, Game 115/121, August 14: 2-5, RBI single, RBI single, run scored, RBI sac fly. AVG: .281
(5th/LF/CG12)

CG #479, Game 116/122, August 16: 2-4, single (first at bat), walk, single. AVG: .283
(5th/LF/CG)

CG #480, Game 117/123, August 17: 2-3, walk (first plate appearance), double, double, run scored. AVG: .286
(5th/LF/CG)

CG #481, Game 118/124, August 18: 0-2, walk, sac bunt. AVG: .284
(7th/LF/CG)

CG #482, Game 119/125, August 19: 0-4, walk. AVG: .282
(5th/LF/CG)
^^Michael set a new club record once this game was completed, going 213 consecutive games without committing an error in the outfield.^^

CG #483, Game 120/126, August 20: 0-6, reached on forceout. AVG: .278
(7th/LF/CG14)

CG #484, Game 121/127, August 21: 0-4. AVG: .275
(5th/LF/CG)

CG #485, Game 122/128, August 23: 0-3, walk. AVG: .274
(5th/LF/CG)

CG #486, Game 123/129, August 24: 1-4, RBI single. AVG: .273
(5th/LF/CG)

CG #487, Game 124/130, August 25: 0-4. AVG: .271
(5th/LF/CG)

CG #488, Game 125/131, August 27: 1-4, single, stolen base (2nd). AVG: .271
(7th/LF/CG)

CG #489, Game 126/132, August 28: 2-4, single, stolen base (2nd), single. AVG: .273
(7th/LF/CG)

CG #490, Game 127/133, August 29: 1-4, single (first at bat). AVG: .273
(5th/LF/CG)

CG #491, Game 128/134, August 30: 1-2, single (first at bat), walk. AVG: .274
(5th/LF/CG7)

CG #492, Game 129/135, August 31: 1-4, triple. AVG: .273
(5th/LF/CG)

CG #493, Game 130/136, September 1: 1-3, single, stolen base (2nd), walk, run scored. AVG: .274
(5th/LF/CG)

CG #494, Game 131/137, September 2: 3-4, single (first at bat), single, double. AVG: .278
(5th/LF/CG)

CG #495, Game 132/138, September 3: 1-3, sac bunt, double, run scored. AVG: .278
(5th/LF/CG)

**Michael's 8-game hitting streak ends.**

Game /139, September 4: not in lineup.

Game /140, September 6: late scratch, headed to FL for birth of his baby.
(5th/LF)

Game /141, September 7: still in Florida.

Game /142, September 8: baby born last night, expected back tomorrow.

CG #496, Game 133/143, September 9: 0-3. AVG: .276
(5th/LF/CG)

CG #497, Game 134/144, September 10: 2-4, RBI single (first at bat), single. AVG: .278
(5th/LF/CG)

CG #498, Game 135/145, September 11: 1-4, 2-run single. AVG: .278
(5th/LF/CG)

Game /146, September 12: not in lineup.

CG #499, Game 136/147, September 13: 0-3, RBI sac fly. AVG: .276
(7th/LF/CG)

CG #500, Game 137/148, September 14: 0-5. AVG: .273
(5th/LF/CG)

CG #501, Game 138/149, September 15: 0-2. AVG: .272
(3rd/PH-LF/3 innings)
^^Michael did not start this game, but came in to pinch hit in the top of the 7th inning. then he stayed in the game as a defensive substitution for the bottom of the 7th, 8th, and 9th innings. he had 1 other official at bat during that time.^^

CG #502, Game 139/150, September 16: 2-4, single, single. AVG: .274
(5th/LF/CG)

CG #503, Game 140/151, September 17: 1-4, RBI single. AVG: .274
(5th/LF/CG)

CG #504, Game 141/152, September 18: 2-3, double (first at bat), run scored, single. AVG: .276
(8th/LF/CG)

CG #505, Game 142/153, September 19: 1-4, single, walk, caught stealing (2nd). AVG: .276
(7th/LF/CG11)

CG #506, Game 143/154, September 20: 1-3, single (first at bat), reached on force attempt/fielding error. AVG: .276
(7th/LF/CG7)

CG #507, Game 144/155, September 21: 1-4, 2-run home run (first at bat), run scored. AVG: .276
(5th/LF/CG)

CG #508, Game 145/156, September 22: 3-4, single (first at bat), RBI single, RBI single, run scored. AVG: .280
(8th/LF/CG)

CG #509, Game 146/157, September 24: 3-4, RBI single (first at bat), home run, run scored, single, stolen base (2nd), run scored. AVG: .283
(8th/LF/CG)

CG #510, Game 147/158, September 25: 3-5, single (first at bat), RBI single, stolen base (2nd), double, run scored. AVG: .286
(leadoff/LF/CG)

CG #511, Game 148/159, September 26: 3-5, single, RBI single, RBI single. AVG: .289
(leadoff/LF/CF)

CG #512, Game 149/160, September 27: 1-5, single, walk. AVG: .288
(leadoff/LF/CG)

**Michael's 11-game hitting streak ends.**

CG #513, Game 150/161, September 28: 0-4. AVG: .286
(5th/LF/CG)

CG #514, Game 151/162, September 29: 0-4. AVG: .284
(7th/LF/CG)


2014: Career Games #515-670

a few facts from 2014:

Michael played in 156 of 162 games. he had a hit in 123 of the 156 games he played and reached base safely in 139 games. Michael had a season-high 15-game hitting streak and 28-game on-base streak. he had 59 multi-hit games, 16 three+ hit games, two four+ hit games, and 23 multi-RBI games. he had at least 1 RBI in 66 games. in addition, he had 28 go-ahead hits. the Indians were 82-74 in the games that Michael played in.


now here are my game-by-game numbers and notes for Michael Brantley's 2014 season:

CG #515, Game 1/1, March 31: 2-4, double, double. AVG: .500
(batting 5th/LF/CG9)

April 1: game postponed, to be made up April 2 at 9:07 pm in a day-night DH.
(6th/CF)

CG #516, Game 2/2, April 2 (Day Game): 1-3, single (first at bat). AVG: .429
(6th/CF/CG8) 

^^Michael sets new franchise record with 247 consecutive errorless games in the outfield^^
**Michael's 247 consecutive errorless games streak ends**

CG #517, Game 3/3, April 2 (Night Game): 1-4, walk, RBI groundout, 2-run single. AVG: .364
(5th/LF - 5 innings, CF - 4 innings/CG9)

CG #518, Game 4/4, April 4: 1-4, reached on fielder's choice, 2-run single. AVG: .333
(5th/LF/CG9)

CG #519, Game 5/5, April 5: 1-4, single, run scored. AVG: .316
(5th/LF/CG9)

CG #520, Game 6/6, April 6: 3-5, single (first at bat), run scored, RBI single, single. AVG: .375
(5th/LF/CG9)

April 7: game postponed, to be made up April 9 in a traditional DH.
(6th/CF)

**Michael's 6-game hitting streak ends**

CG #521, Game 7/7, April 8: 0-4. AVG: .321
(5th/LF/CG9)

CG #522, Game 8/8, April 9 (Game 1): 1-3, single (first at bat). AVG: .323
(6th/CF - 8 i, LF - 1 i/CG9)

CG #523, Game 9/9, April 9 (Game 2): 0-3, walk. AVG: .294
(6th/CF/CG9)

CG #524, Game 10/10, April 10: 1-4, double. AVG: .289
(6th/CF/CG8)

CG #525, Game 11/11, April 11: 1-4, walk, run scored, RBI single. AVG: .286
(6th/CF/CG8)

CG #526, Game 12/12, April 12: 1-3, 2-run single (first at bat), walk, walk, run scored. AVG: .289
(5th/LF/CG9)

CG #527, Game 13/13, April 13: 1-3, walk (first plate appearance), home run, run scored, reached on fielder's choice, reached on fielding error, run scored. AVG: .292
(6th/CF/CG8.1)

April 15: game postponed due to cold, to be made up July 19 in a day-night DH.

CG #528, Game 14/14, April 16: 0-3, hit by pitch, stolen base (2nd). AVG: .275
(5th/LF/CG9)

CG #529, Game 15/15, April 17: 2-5, 2-run single, 2-run home run, run scored. AVG: .286
(5th/LF/CG8)

CG #530, Game 16/16, April 18: 1-5, single, stolen base (2nd). AVG: .279
(5th/LF/CG9)

CG #531, Game 17/17, April 19: 0-3, walk. AVG: .266
(6th/CF/CG9)

CG #532, Game 18/18, April 20: 2-3, home run (first at bat), run scored, RBI double, walk, run scored. AVG: .284
(5th/LF/CG9)

CG #533, Game 19/19, April 21: 1-4, 2-run home run, run scored. AVG: .282
(5th/LF/CG9)

CG #534, Game 20/20, April 22: 2-4, single, stolen base (2nd), run scored, single. AVG: .293
(5th/LF/CG9)

CG #535, Game 21/21, April 23: 1-3, single, stolen base (2nd), run scored, walk. AVG: .295
(6th/LF/CG9)

CG #536, Game 22/22, April 24: 1-3, RBI single, run scored. AVG: .296
(5th/CF/CG9)

**Michael's 15-game on base streak ends**

CG #537, Game 23/23, April 25: 0-4. AVG: .282
(5th/LF/CG8)

CG #538, Game 24/24, April 26: 0-3, walk. AVG: .273
(5th/LF/CG8)

CG #539, Game 25/25, April 27: 0-3. AVG: .264
(5th/LF/CG8.2)

CG #540, Game 26/26, April 28: 0-4, reached on fielder's choice. AVG: .253
(6th/LF/CG8)

CG #541, Game 27/27, April 29: 1-3, double, RBI sac fly. AVG: .255
(5th/LF/CG8)

Game /28, April 30: not in lineup.

CG #542, Game 28/29, May 2:
3-5, single (first at bat), run scored, home run, run scored, 2-run single. AVG: .272
(6th/LF/CG9)

CG #543, Game 29/30, May 3: 1-4, single (first at bat). AVG: .271
(3rd/LF – 3 i, CF – 6 i/CG9)

CG #544, Game 30/31, May 4: 1-5, single, run scored. AVG: .268
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #545, Game 31/32, May 5: 1-4, double (first at bat). AVG: .267
(3rd/LF – 8 i, CF – 2 i/CG10)

CG #546, Game 32/33, May 6: 1-3, RBI single (first at bat), run scored, walk. AVG: .269
(3rd/LF – 7 i, CF – 2 i/CG9)

CG #547, Game 33/34, May 7: 2-4, 2-run double, single. AVG: .276
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #548, Game 34/35, May 8: 3-5, double (first at bat), run scored, single, 2-run home run, run scored, RBI fielder's choice. AVG: .289
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #549, Game 35/36, May 9: 1-5, reached on fielding error (first at bat), home run, run scored. AVG: .286
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #550, Game 36/37, May 10: 1-3, walk, single. AVG: .287
(3rd/CF/CG8)

CG #551, Game 37/38, May 11: 1-4, walk (first plate appearance), single. AVG: .286
(3rd/DH/CG)

**Michael's 11-game hitting streak and 12-game reached base streak end**

CG #552, Game 38/39, May 13: 0-4. AVG: .278
(3rd/LF/CG8)

CG #553, Game 39/40, May 14: 1-3, double. AVG: .279
(3rd/LF/GS4)

^^Michael left the game after the top of the 5th inning with mid-back tightness and is day-to-day^^

Game /41, May 15: precautionary day off, should play tomorrow.

CG #554, Game 40/42, May 16: 1-4, single. AVG: .278
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #555, Game 41/43, May 17: 1-3, walk (first plate appearance), single, run scored. AVG: .279
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #556, Game 42/44, May 18: 2-3, walk (first plate appearance), single, home run, run scored, RBI walk. AVG: .287
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #557, Game 43/45, May 19: 2-4, double, walk, hit by pitch, home run, run scored. AVG: .292
(3rd/LF/CG10) 

^^Michael hits first career walk-off home run^^

CG #558, Game 44/46, May 20: 1-4, single (first at bat). AVG: .291
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #559, Game 45/47, May 21: 4-7, 2-run single, stolen base (2nd), run scored, double, single, stolen base (2nd), run scored, RBI single. AVG: .302
(3rd/LF/CG13)

CG #560, Game 46/48, May 22: 2-6, RBI triple, run scored, single, run scored. AVG: .303
(3rd/LF/CG13)

CG #561, Game 47/49, May 23: 1-4, single, run scored. AVG: .302
(3rd/LF/CG8)

CG #562, Game 48/50, May 24: 1-3, walk (first plate appearance), stolen base (2nd), RBI hit by pitch, single, run scored. AVG: .303
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #563, Game 49/51, May 25: 1-4, single. AVG: .302
(3rd/LF/CG8)

CG #564, Game 50/52, May 26: 2-3, RBI single, walk, stolen base (2nd), run scored, single. AVG: .307
(3rd/LF/CG8)

CG #565, Game 51/53, May 27: 1-4, single. AVG: .306
(3rd/LF/CG8)

CG #566, Game 52/54, May 28: 2-4, single, single, run scored. AVG: .310
(3rd/LF/CG8.1)

CG #567, Game 53/55, May 30: 1-4, reached on fielder's choice (first at bat), run scored, double, run scored. AVG: .309
(3rd/LF/CG9) 

^^Michael sets new franchise record with 19-game home hitting streak^^
**Michael's 15-game hitting streak and 19-game home hitting streak end**

CG #568, Game 54/56, May 31: 0-4. AVG: .303
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #569, Game 55/57, June 1: 2-4, RBI single (first at bat), run scored, double, run scored. AVG: .307
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #570, Game 56/58, June 2: 0-3, walk (first at bat), run scored. AVG: .302
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #571, Game 57/59, June 3: 1-4, RBI single (first at bat), run scored. AVG: .301
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #572, Game 58/60, June 4: 3-5, RBI single (first at bat), single, single, run scored. AVG: .308
(3rd/LF/CG12)

CG #573, Game 59/61, June 6: 1-4, walk (first plate appearance), single. AVG: .307
(3rd/LF/CG8)

CG #574, Game 60/62, June 7: 1-5, double, run scored. AVG: .305
(3rd/LF/CG9) 

**Michael's 10-game road hitting streak and 10-game road on-base streak end**

CG #575, Game 61/63, June 8: 0-5, reached on fielder's choice. AVG: .298
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #576, Game 62/64, June 9: 3-3, walk (first plate appearance), run scored, walk, run scored, home run, run scored, single, run scored, single, run scored. AVG: .307
(3rd/LF/GS7)

^^Michael sets career high and ties Indian franchise record with a 5-run game^^

CG #577, Game 63/65, June 10: 1-3, double (first at bat), hit by pitch, hit by pitch, run scored. AVG: .307
(3rd/CF/CG8)

CG #578, Game 64/66, June 11: 2-4, single (first at bat), single. AVG: .310
(3rd/LF/CG8)

CG #579, Game 65/67, June 12: 2-4, single, double, run scored. AVG: .313
(3rd/LF/CG8)

CG #580, Game 66/68, June 13: 2-4, single (first at bat), RBI double, reached on fielding error. AVG: .316
(3rd/LF/CG8)

CG #581, Game 67/69, June 14: 2-4, hit by pitch, stolen base (3rd), single, run scored, single. AVG: .319
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #582, Game 68/70, June 15: 2-4, home run (first at bat), run scored, single, walk. AVG: .322
(3rd/LF/CG11) 

^^Michael sets new career high in home runs with 11^^

CG #583, Game 69/71, June 16: 1-2, RBI single. AVG: .323
(3rd/LF/GS4)

^^Michael was removed from the game after the top of the 4th inning for precautionary reasons after taking a blow to the head/neck from John McDonald on slide into 2nd base while trying to break up a double play ^^

Game /72, June 17: scratched from lineup at 4 pm. went through his pregame baseball activities and felt stiffness in his neck and pressure in his head. went to Cleveland Clinic for further evaluation and is currently day-to-day with head/neck soreness.
(3rd/LF)

June 18: has mild concussion, passing tests each day, hit off tee and played catch. might be back on field tomorrow, hopes to play June 21.
^^game postponed, to be made up September 8.

Game /73, June 19: ran on the field and threw before game, plus hit in the cage. tentative return still June 21.

June 20: ran the bases at full speed and took batting practice on the field. no ill effects. he was cleared to play in the 3rd/4th inning tonight, so…

CG #584, Game 70/74, June 20: 1-1, single (first at bat). AVG: .326
(9th/PH)

**Michael's 9-game hitting streak and 16-game reached base streak end**

CG #585, Game 71/75, June 21: 0-5. AVG: .320
(3rd/LF/CG10)

CG #586, Game 72/76, June 22: 3-5, single (first at bat), RBI double, 2-run double. AVG: .325
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #587, Game 73/77, June 24: 1-5, single, run scored, walk, walk, run scored. AVG: .323
(3rd/LF/CG13.1)

CG #588, Game 74/78, June 25: 2-4, single (first at bat), RBI groundout, home run, run scored, walk, run scored. AVG: .325
(3rd/LF/CG9) 

**Michael's 9-game road hitting streak and 20-game road reached base streak end**

CG #589, Game 75/79, June 27: 0-3, RBI sac fly. AVG: .322
(3rd/LF/CG8)

CG #590, Game 76/80, June 28: 1-4, RBI single (first at bat), run scored. AVG: .321
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #591, Game 77/81, June 29: 0-3, walk (first plate appearance). AVG: .318
(3rd/LF/CG8)

CG #592, Game 78/82, June 30: 0-3. AVG: .314
(3rd/LF/CG8)

CG #593, Game 79/83, July 1: 2-5, RBI double (first at bat), run scored, single. AVG: .316
(3rd/LF/CG9) 

^^Michael starts triple play with his 10th OF assist^^

CG #594, Game 80/84, July 2: 0-4, reached on fielding error (first at bat), walk, stolen base (2nd), run scored. AVG: .312
(3rd/CF/CG9)

CG #595, Game 81/85, July 4: 2-4, single, home run, run scored. AVG: .312
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #596, Game 82/86, July 5: 3-5, single (first at bat), single, run scored, RBI single. AVG: .319
(3rd/LF – 8 i, CF – 1 i/CG9)

CG #597, Game 83/87, July 6: 2-4, single, RBI single. AVG: .321
(3rd/CF/CG9)

CG #598, Game 84/88, July 7: 2-4, single, single. AVG: .323
(3rd/CF/CG9)

CG #599, Game 85/89, July 8: 3-4, RBI double (first at bat), RBI double, home run, run scored. AVG: .328
(3rd/CF/CG9)

CG #600, Game 86/90, July 9: 1-6, single (first at bat), run scored, walk. AVG: .325
(3rd/CF/CG14)

CG #601, Game 87/91, July 10: 2-4, single (first at bat), RBI sac fly, RBI single, run scored. AVG: .327
(3rd/CF/CG9)

CG #602, Game 88/92, July 11: 1-4, single, run scored. AVG: .327
(3rd/CF/CG9)

CG #603, Game 89/93, July 12: 1-4, home run, run scored. AVG: .326
(3rd/CF/CG9)

**Michael's 9-game hitting streak and 11-game reached base streak end**

CG #604, Game 90/94, July 13: 0-4. AVG: .322
(3rd/CF/CG9)

2014 All Star Game, July 15: 0-1. AVG: .000
(8th/CF: T6-T9/6-GF)

^^Michael came into the game as a defensive substitution in center field in the top of the 6th inning and stayed in for the remainder of the game, playing 4 total innings.^^

^^Michael's first career All Star Game^^

CG #605, Game 91/95, July 18: 4-5, single, single, stolen base (2nd), run scored, single, double, run scored. AVG: .329
(3rd/CF/CG9)

CG #606, Game 92/96, July 19 (Day Game): 1-5, bunt single (first at bat), caught stealing (3rd). AVG: .327
(3rd/CF/CG9)

CG #607, Game 93/97, July 19 (Night Game): 2-4, double (first at bat), single, intentional walk, run scored. AVG: .329
(3rd/CF/CG9)

CG #608, Game 94/98, July 20: 0-3, walk. AVG: .326
(3rd/CF/CG8)

CG #609, Game 95/99, July 21: 1-1, double (first at bat), run scored. AVG: .328
(5th/PH-CF – 1 i/8-GF)

^^Michael sets new career high in runs scored with 67^^

CG #610, Game 96/100, July 22: 0-4, walk. AVG: .324
(3rd/CF/CG9)

CG #611, Game 97/101, July 23: 0-4. AVG: .321
(3rd/CF/CG8)

CG #612, Game 98/102, July 24: 0-6. AVG: .316
(3rd/CF/CG13.1)

CG #613, Game 99/103, July 25: 1-4, single, run scored. AVG: .315
(3rd/CF/CG8)

CG #614, Game 100/104, July 26: 2-5, RBI double, single. AVG: .316
(3rd/CF/CG8)

CG #615, Game 101/105, July 27: 2-4, RBI sac fly, single, run scored, double, run scored. AVG: .318
(3rd/CF/CG9)

CG #616, Game 102/106, July 29: 0-3, walk (first plate appearance). AVG: .316
(3rd/CF/CG9)

CG #617, Game 103/107, July 30: 0-3, walk. AVG: .313
(3rd/CF/CG9)

CG #618, Game 104/108, July 31: 2-3, RBI single (first at bat), triple, run scored, walk, stolen base (2nd), walk. AVG: .316
(3rd/CF/CG9)

CG #619, Game 105/109, August 1: 3-4, RBI double (first at bat), single, run scored, RBI single. AVG: .320
(3rd/CF/GS5)

CG #620, Game 106/110, August 2: 2-4, single (first at bat), single. AVG: .322
(3rd/CF/CG9)

CG #621, Game 107/111, August 3: 2-6, double, home run, run scored. AVG: .322
(3rd/CF/CG12) 

^^Michael passes his father's career high HR total with his 2nd career walk-off home run^^

CG #622, Game 108/112, August 4: 2-4, RBI groundout (first at bat), single, run scored, RBI single, stolen base (2nd). AVG: .324
(3rd/CF/CG9)

CG #623, Game 109/113, August 5: 1-4, RBI single (first at bat). AVG: .323
(3rd/CF/CG9) 

**Michael's 11-game reached base streak ends**

CG #624, Game 110/114, August 6: 0-3. AVG: .321
(3rd/CF/GS6.1) 

^^Michael was removed from the game as part of a double switch during the top of the 7th inning. he banged his right knee into the wall in right-center field after making a running catch in the bottom of the 3rd inning^^

CG #625, Game 111/115, August 7: 1-4, double (first at bat). AVG: .320

CG #626, Game 112/116, August 8: 1-3, walk, double, run scored, RBI walk, run scored. AVG: .320
(3rd/DH/CG) 

^^Michael sets new career high in total bases with 223^^

CG #627, Game 113/117, August 9: 3-4, single (first at bat), single, home run, run scored. AVG: .324
(3rd/DH/CG) 

^^Michael sets new career high in RBI with 74^^

CG #628, Game 114/118, August 10: 1-3, RBI single (first at bat), RBI sac fly, reached on fielder's choice, walk. AVG: .324
(3rd/DH/CG)

August 12: rain delay/game postponed, to be made up August 13 at 4 pm in a traditional DH.
(3rd/CF)

CG #629, Game 115/119, August 13 (Game 1): 1-4, 2-run single, reached on fielding error. AVG: .324
(3rd/CF/CG9)

CG #630, Game 116/120, August 13 (Game 2): 2-5, single, double. AVG: .325
(3rd/DH/CG)

CG #631, Game 117/121, August 15: 0-4. AVG: .322
(3rd/CF/CG11)

CG #632, Game 118/122, August 16: 1-4, 2-run home run, run scored. AVG: .321
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #633, Game 119/123, August 17: 0-3, walk (first plate appearance), stolen base (2nd). AVG: .319
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #634, Game 120/124, August 19: 1-3, walk (first plate appearance), single, stolen base (2nd). AVG: .319
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #635, Game 121/125, August 20: 0-4. AVG: .316
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #636, Game 122/126, August 21: 0-4, reached on fielding error. AVG: .314
(3rd/LF/CG8)

CG #637, Game 123/127, August 22: 0-4. AVG: .311
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #638, Game 124/128, August 23: 1-4, RBI single. AVG: .311
(3rd/LF/CG9)

Game /129, August 24: not in lineup.

CG #639, Game 125/130, August 26: 1-4, hit by pitch (first plate appearance), run scored, RBI double. AVG: .310
(3rd/LF/CG10)

CG #640, Game 126/131, August 27: 0-4. AVG: .308
(3rd/LF/CG8)

CG #641, Game 127/132, August 28: 1-4, RBI single, stolen base (2nd), intentional walk. AVG: .307
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #642, Game 128/133, August 29: 3-5, single, run scored, double, double. AVG: .310
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #643, Game 129/134, August 30: 2-5, double (first at bat), RBI single, stolen base (2nd), run scored. AVG: .311
(3rd/LF/CG11)

CG #644, Game 130/135, August 31: 1-5, RBI double. AVG: .310
(3rd/LF/CG10)
^^game suspended due to rain, resumed at 6 pm on September 22 in the bottom of the 10th inning.

CG #645, Game 131/136, September 1: 1-3, single (first at bat), run scored, walk. AVG: .310
(3rd/LF/GS5)

CG #646, Game 132/137, September 2: 2-4, single (first at bat), run scored, walk, single. AVG: .311
(3rd/LF/CG9) 

^^Michael sets new career high in hits with 160^^

CG #647, Game 133/138, September 3: 1-4, RBI single. AVG: .311
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #648, Game 134/139, September 4: 2-5, double, run scored, RBI double. AVG: .312
(3rd/LF/CG11) 

^^Michael sets new career high in doubles with 38^^

CG #649, Game 135/140, September 5: 1-4, single (first at bat), stolen base (2nd), run scored, reached on fielder's choice. AVG: .311
(3rd/LF/CG10)

^^Michael sets new career high in stolen bases with 18^^

CG #650, Game 136/141, September 6: 3-4, single (first at bat), stolen base (2nd), single, RBI single. AVG: .315
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #651, Game 137/142, September 7: 2-3, RBI single (first at bat), single, intentional walk. AVG: .317
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #652, Game 138/143, September 8: 1-4, single. AVG: .316
(3rd/LF/GS8) 

**Michael's 12-game hitting streak ends**

CG #653, Game 139/144, September 9: 0-3, walk. AVG: .314
(3rd/LF/CG9)

September 10: game postponed, to be made up September 11 at 12 pm in a traditional DH.
(3rd/LF)

CF #654, Game 140/145, September 11 (Game 1): 2-3, walk (first plate appearance), run scored, RBI single, run scored, RBI single. AVG: .316
(3rd/DH/CG)

CG #655, Game 141/146, September 11 (Game 2): 1-3, single (first at bat), walk. AVG: .316
(3rd/LF/CG9) 

^^Michael sets new career high in outfield assists with 12^^

CG #656, Game 142/147, September 12: 2-4, single (first at bat), single. AVG: .318
(3rd/DH/CG) 

^^Michael sets new career high in plate appearances with 612^^

CG #657, Game 143/148, September 13: 2-4, 2-run home run (first at bat), run scored, single, stolen base (3rd). AVG: .319
(3rd/LF/CG8) 

^^Michael sets new career high in at bats with 557^^

CG #658, Game 144/149, September 14: 2-4, single, stolen base (2nd), RBI hit by pitch, single, run scored. AVG: .320
(3rd/LF/CG8) 

^^Michael sets new career high in singles with 120^^

CG #659, Game 145/150, September 15: 2-4, double, single. AVG: .322
(3rd/LF/CG8)

CG #660, Game 146/151, September 16: 1-4, single (first at bat). AVG: .321
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #661, Game 147/152, September 17: 2-4, bunt single, run scored, single, stolen base (2nd). AVG: .322
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #662, Game 148/153, September 18: 1-5, reached on fielder's choice, single, intentional walk. AVG: .321
(3rd/LF/CG13)

CG #663, Game 149/154, September 19: 2-5, home run, run scored, double, reached on fielding error. AVG: .322
(3rd/DH/CG) 

^^Michael joins 20-20 club for the first time in his career^^

CG #664, Game 150/155, September 20: 2-4, walk (first at bat), double, run scored, single. AVG: .323
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #665, Game 151/156, September 21: 3-5, RBI double, reached on force attempt/error, run scored, RBI single, single. AVG: .325
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #666, Game 152/157, September 22: 1-3, single (first at bat), walk, stolen base (2nd). AVG: .326
(3rd/LF/CG9) 

^^Michael sets new career high in games played with 152^^

CG #667, Game 153/158, September 23: 2-4, single (first at bat), reached on fielder's choice, double. AVG: .327
(3rd/LF/GS8)

CG #668, Game 154/159, September 24: 3-4, single (first at bat), run scored, single, double. AVG: .329
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #669, Game 155/160, September 26: 0-3. AVG: .328
(3rd/LF/CG9) 

**Michael's 15-game hitting streak and 28-game on-base streak end**

CG #670, Game 156/161, September 27: 1-4, single. AVG: .327
^^Michael sets franchise record with 200th hit^^

Game /162, September 28: not in lineup.


2015: Career Games #671-807

a few facts from 2015:

Michael played in 137 of 161* games. he had a hit in 104 of the 137 games he played and reached base safely in 117 games. Michael had a season-high 11-game hitting streak and 12-game on-base streak. he had 43 multi-hit games, 15 three+ hit games, two four+ hit games, and 16 multi-RBI games. he had at least 1 RBI in 61 games. in addition, he had 19 go-ahead hits and 22 go-ahead RBI. the Indians were 68-69 in the games that Michael played in and 13-11 in the games he sat out/missed.

(*one game in September was postponed due to rain. MLB rescheduled it for the day after the regular season ended, but it would only be played if the game was going to have any postseason implications. the Indians were eliminated from postseason play after all the games on October 1 concluded and therefore the PPD game was officially cancelled.)


now here are my game-by-game numbers and notes for Michael Brantley's 2015 season:

CG #671, Game 1/1, April 6: 0-4. AVG: .000
(batting 3rd/LF/CG8)

Game /2, April 8: late scratch with lower back stiffness. he reached for something and it grabbed at him. currently day-to-day.
(3rd/LF)

Game /3, April 9: still out with lower back stiffness, team being cautious. he will be examined and have an MRI in Cleveland on April 10.

April 10: morning MRI showed lower back strain, but he said he could play so...

CG #672, Game 2/4, April 10: 1-4, RBI double, run. AVG: .125
(3rd/LF/CG9)

Game /5, April 11: out again with lower back strain and could be out a couple games. he experienced lower back spasms late in the game on April 10 and Francona admitted he should have sat him another day. no one thinks a DL stint is necessary.

Game /6, April 12: back feeling slightly better. hope is he'll play April 14.

Game /7, April 14: went through full pregame workout. possible return April 15, but the team is really aiming for April 17. saw specialists beyond team doctors and they don't think the issue will linger.

Game /8, April 15: hit in batting cage and did work in the outfield before the game. should be in starting lineup on April 17.

CG #673, Game 3/9, April 17: 2-5, single (first at bat hit), single. AVG: .231
(3rd/DH/CG)

CG #674, Game 4/10, April 18: 0-3, walk. AVG: .188
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #675, Game 5/11, April 19: 1-4, RBI single. AVG: .200
(3rd/LF/GS7)

CG #676, Game 6/12, April 20: 1-4, RBI double. AVG: .208
(3rd/LF/CG8.1)

CG #677, Game 7/13, April 21: 2-4, single, run, RBI single. AVG: .250
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #678, Game 8/14, April 22: 0-3, walk. AVG: .226
(3rd/DH/CG)

CG #679, Game 9/15, April 24: 3-4, single (first at bat), run, RBI single, run, single. AVG: .286
(3rd/LF/GS7)

CG #680, Game 10/16, April 25: 4-4, single (first at bat), stolen base (2nd), RBI single, double, double. AVG: .359
(3rd/LF/CG8)

CG #681, Game 11/17, April 26: 1-5, single, run. AVG: .341
(3rd/LF/CG8)

CG #682, Game 12/18, April 27: 0-2, walk (first plate appearance), walk. AVG: .326
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #683, Game 13/19, April 28: 2-5, double (first at bat), single, run. AVG: .333
(3rd/LF/CG9)

**Michael's 12-game on-base streak ends**

CG #684, Game 14/20, April 29: 0-4. AVG: .309
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #685, Game 15/21, April 30: 3-4, double (first at bat), RBI single, double. AVG: .339
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #686, Game 16/22, May 1: 2-5, single, run, 2-run home run, run. AVG: .344
(3rd/LF/GS8)

CG #687, Game 17/23, May 2: 1-4, reached on fielder's choice (first at bat), stolen base (2nd), RBI single, stolen base (2nd), walk. AVG: .338
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #688, Game 18/24, May 3: 2-3, double, run, 2-run single, run, intentional walk, walk. AVG: .352
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #689, Game 19/25, May 5: 1-3, 2-run home run (first at bat), run, walk. AVG: .351
(3rd/LF/CG8)

CG #690, Game 20/26, May 6: 1-4, walk, single, run. AVG: .346
(3rd/CF - 6 innings, LF - 3 innings/CG9)

CG #691, Game 21/27, May 7: 1-4, single, stolen base (2nd), run. AVG: .341
(3rd/LF/CG8)

CG #692, Game 22/28, May 8: 1-4, home run, run. AVG: .337
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #693, Game 23/29, May 9: 2-4, RBI single, walk, single. AVG: .344
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #694, Game 24/30, May 10: 1-4, walk (first plate appearance), single, stolen base (2nd), run. AVG: .340
(3rd/LF/GS8)

CG #695, Game 25/31, May 12: 2-4, single (first at bat), walk, RBI double, run. AVG: .347
(3rd/CF/CG9)

**Michael's 11-game hitting streak and 11-game on-base streak end**

CG #696, Game 26/32, May 13: 0-5. AVG: .330
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #697, Game 27/33, May 14: 1-3, walk (first plate appearance), home run, run. AVG: .330
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #698, Game 28/34, May 15: 3-3, RBI double (first at bat), run, single, stolen base (2nd), walk, run, RBI double, walk. AVG: .349
(3rd/CF - 6 i, LF - 3 i/CG9)

CG #699, Game 29/35, May 16: 1-4, double (first at bat), run, RBI sac fly, intentional walk. AVG: .348
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #700, Game 30/36, May 17: 1-3, walk (first plate appearance), RBI double. AVG: .348
(3rd/DH/CG)

**Michael's 15-game on-base streak on the road ends**

CG #701, Game 31/37, May 18: 0-4. AVG: .336
(3rd/CF/CG9.2)

CG #702, Game 32/38, May 19: 1-4, RBI sac fly (first plate appearance), single. AVG: .333
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #703, Game 33/39, May 20: 1-4, 2-run double. AVG: .331
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #704, Game 34/40, May 21: 1-4, RBI single (first at bat), walk. AVG: .328
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #705, Game 35/41, May 22: 0-4, walk (first plate appearance). AVG: .319
(3rd/DH/CG)

Game /42, May 23: not in lineup.

CG #706, Game 36/43, May 24: 1-4, walk (first plate appearance), double, reached on throwing error, stolen base (2nd). AVG: .317
(3rd/CF - 7 i, LF - 2 i/CG9)

CG #707, Game 37/44, May 25: 1-4, walk, RBI double. AVG: .315
(3rd/LF - 7 i, CF - 2 i/CG9)

CG #708, Game 38/45, May 26: 0-5. AVG: .304
(3rd/CF - 8 i, LF - 1 i/CG9)

CG #709, Game 39/46, May 27: 2-2, single (first at bat), double, run, walk, RBI sac fly. AVG: .313
(3rd/LF/GS6)

CG #710, Game 40/47, May 28: 2-5, single (first at bat), RBI groundout, single. AVG: .316
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #711, Game 41/48, May 29: 0-4. AVG: .308
(3rd/LF/CG8)

CG #712, Game 42/49, May 30: 1-4, single (first at bat). AVG: .307
(3rd/CF - 7 i, LF - 2 i/CG9)

CG #713, Game 43/50, May 31: 1-6, single, RBI walk. AVG: .302
(3rd/LF/CG12)

CG #714, Game 44/51, June 2: 1-3, walk (first plate appearance), RBI single. AVG: .302
(3rd/LF/CG9)

Game /52, June 3: not in lineup.

CG #715, Game 45/53, June 4: 1-3, RBI single, run, walk, run. AVG: .303
(3rd/DH/CG)

CG #716, Game 46/54, June 5: 1-3, walk, RBI single. AVG: .303
(3rd/DH/CG)

CG #717, Game 47/55, June 6: 1-4, single. AVG: .302
(3rd/LF/CG9)

Game /56, June 7: not in lineup.

CG #718, Game 48/57, June 9: 1-4, single. AVG: .301
(3rd/CF/CG9)

CG #719, Game 49/58, June 10: 1-4, double. AVG: .300
(3rd/LF/GS7)

CG #720, Game 50/59, June 11: 2-4, single (first at bat), single, run. AVG: .304
(3rd/CF - 7 innings, LF - 2 innings/CG9)

CG #721, Game 51/60, June 12: 2-4, single (first at bat), double. AVG: .308
(3rd/CF/CG8)

CG #722, Game 52/61, June 13: 1-4, single, run, intentional walk. AVG: .307
(3rd/LF/CG9)

**Michael's 11-game hitting streak and 11-game on-base streak end**

CG #723, Game 53/62, June 14: 0-4. AVG: .301
(3rd/LF/CG8)

June 15: game postponed, to be made up August 24.
(3rd/LF) 

**Michael's 19 consecutive stolen base streak ends**

CG #724, Game 54/63, June 16: 1-3, walk (first at bat), walk, run, RBI double, caught stealing (3rd). AVG: .301
(3rd/LF - 3 i, CF - 6 i/CG9)

CG #725, Game 55/64, June 17: 1-3, single (first at bat). AVG: .302
(3rd/CF/GS6)

CG #726, Game 56/65, June 18: 2-4, RBI double (first at bat), bunt single, stolen base (2nd). AVG: .306
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #727, Game 57/66, June 19: 1-4, single. AVG: .305
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #728, Game 58/67, June 20: 0-4. AVG: .299
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #729, Game 59/68, June 21: 0-3, intentional walk. AVG: .295
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #730, Game 60/69, June 22: 1-4, RBI single. AVG: .294
(3rd/CF/CG9)

CG #731, Game 61/70, June 23: 0-4. AVG: .289
(3rd/CF/CG9)

CG #732, Game 62/71, June 24: 2-4, RBI single, run, double, walk. AVG: .293
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #733, Game 63/72, June 26: 1-5, single (first at bat), reached on fielder's choice. AVG: .291
(3rd/CF/CG8)

June 27: game postponed, to be made up June 28 in a day-night DH.

CG #734, Game 64/73, June 28 (Day Game): 2-4, single, single. AVG: .294
(3rd/LF/CG8)

CG #735, Game 65/74, June 28 (Night Game): 1-4, single. AVG: .294
(3rd/DH/CG) 

**Michael's 202 consecutive errorless games in the outfield streak ends**

CG #736, Game 66/75, June 29: 3-4, RBI single (first at bat), single, stolen base (2nd), single, intentional walk, run. AVG: .301
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #737, Game 67/76, June 30: 1-4, double, run. AVG: .300
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #738, Game 68/77, July 1: 1-5, RBI single. AVG: .298
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #739, Game 69/78, July 2: 1-4, RBI sac fly, RBI single. AVG: .297
(3rd/CF/CG10)

**Michael's 8-game hitting streak and 8-game hitting streak on the road end**

CG #740, Game 70/79, July 3: 0-3, walk, walk. AVG: .294
(3rd/LF/CG9) 

**Michael's 9-game on-base streak and 9-game on-base streak on the road end**

CG #741, Game 71/80, July 4: 0-4. AVG: .290
(3rd/CF/CG8)

CG #742, Game 72/81, July 5: 1-4, RBI single. AVG: .289
(3rd/LF - 6.2 i, CF - 1.1 i/CG8)

CG #743, Game 73/82, July 6: 0-3, walk. AVG: .286
(3rd/CF/CG9)

CG #744, Game 74/83, July 7: 3-4, single, run, home run, run, single. AVG: .293
(3rd/DH/CG)

CG #745, Game 75/84, July 8: 1-3, single, run, walk, run. AVG: .293
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #746, Game 76/85, July 9: 2-4, single, double, run. AVG: .296
(3rd/CF - 8 i, LF - 1 i/CG9)

CG #747, Game 77/86, July 10: 1-5, 2-run single. AVG: .294
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #748, Game 78/87, July 11: 1-3, RBI single, walk, run. AVG: .295
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #749, Game 79/88, July 12: 0-3. AVG: .292
(3rd/LF - 8 i, CF - 1 i/CG9)

July 13-16: MLB All Star Break.

CG #750, Game 80/89, July 17: 2-3, walk (first plate appearance), double, double. AVG: .295
(3rd/CF/CG8)

CG #751, Game 81/90, July 18: 1-5, 3-run home run (first at bat), run. AVG: .294
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #752, Game 82/91, July 19: 1-3, single (first at bat), RBI walk, RBI walk, walk. AVG: .294
(3rd/LF/CG11)

CG #753, Game 83/92, July 21: 1-3, single, walk. AVG: .295
(3rd/LF/CG8)

CG #754, Game 84/93, July 22: 4-5, 3-run home run, run, RBI single, double, run, single. AVG: .302
(3rd/CF/CG9)

CG #755, Game 85/94, July 23: 0-3, walk. AVG: .300
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #756, Game 86/95, July 24: 2-4, double (first at bat), single. AVG: .302
(3rd/CF/CG9)

CG #757, Game 87/96, July 25: 1-4, double (first at bat). AVG: .301
(3rd/CF/CG9)

**Michael's 8-game on-base streak ends**

CG #758, Game 88/97, July 26: 0-4. AVG: .298
(3rd/CF/CG9)

CG #759, Game 89/98, July 27: 1-3, single (first at bat), walk, walk. AVG: .298
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #760, Game 90/99, July 28: 1-3, single (first at bat), stolen base (2nd), stolen base (3rd), walk. AVG: .299
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #761, Game 91/100, July 29: 2-4, hit by pitch, home run, run, single, run. AVG: .301
(3rd/DH/CG)

^^Michael sets new career high in games as the DH with 9^^

CG #762, Game 92/101, July 30: 1-4, double (first at bat), run. AVG: .300
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #763, Game 93/102, July 31: 1-4, single (first at bat). AVG: .300
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #764, Game 94/103, August 1: 1-4, single (first at bat). AVG: .299
(3rd/LF/CG8)

CG #765, Game 95/104, August 2: 1-3, walk (first plate appearance), single. AVG: .299
(3rd/LF/CG9.2)

CG #766, Game 96/105, August 3: 2-4, RBI single (first at bat), run, single. AVG: .302
(3rd/DH/CG) 

CG #767, Game 97/106, August 4: 2-4, single, intentional walk, bunt single. AVG: .304
(3rd/LF/CG12)

**Michael's 9-game hitting streak, 9-game on-base streak, 12-game hitting streak on the road, and 12-game on-base streak on the road end**

CG #768, Game 98/107, August 5: 0-1. AVG: .303
(5th/PH-DH)

CG #769, Game 99/108, August 7: 2-5, RBI single, run, 2-run double, run. AVG: .304
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #770, Game 100/109, August 8: 3-4, RBI single (first at bat), stolen base (2nd), run, double, walk, run, single. AVG: .309
(3rd/LF/GS7)

CG #771, Game 101/110, August 9: 3-5, double, run, single, single. AVG: .313
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #772, Game 102/111, August 11: 3-6, hit by pitch (first plate appearance), double, double, run, intentional walk, RBI single. AVG: .316
(3rd/LF/CG16)

^^Michael's first walk-off of the season^^

Game /112, August 12: not in lineup.

**Michael's 3-game, 3-hit streak and 6 consecutive starts with multi-hits end**

CG #773, Game 103/113, August 13: 0-4, RBI sac fly. AVG: .312
(3rd/LF/CG9)

Game /114, August 14: out with left shoulder inflammation, currently day-to-day. was bothering him some lately and intensified on August 13. had MRI in Cleveland, came back clear but still received cortisone injection. will miss next 2-3 games, but no DL.

Game /115, August 15: with team in Minnesota, but still out. doubtful for August 16, possible for August 17. likely needs to DH upon return.

Game /116, August 16: resumed swinging a bat, likely to DH tomorrow.

August 17: played catch at 90 feet, not ready to play left field yet.

CG #774, Game 104/117, August 17: 2-5, reached on fielder's choice (first at bat), stolen base (2nd), double, run, single, RBI fielder's choice. AVG: .313
(3rd/DH/CG)

August 18: needs another day or two as DH before returning to outfield.

CG #775, Game 105/118, August 18: 1-4, reached on forceout, home run, run. AVG: .313
(3rd/DH/CG)

August 19: played catch and felt good, but is not ready to return to left field.

CG #776, Game 106/119, August 19: 3-4, single, double, single, run. AVG: .317
(3rd/DH/CG)

August 20: the Indians do not plan on rushing him back to left field.

CG #777, Game 107/120, August 20: 2-4, RBI single, double. AVG: .319
(3rd/DH/CG)

CG #778, Game 108/121, August 21: 2-5, RBI single, RBI single. AVG: .320
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #779, Game 109/122, August 22: 0-4, reached on forceout. AVG: .317
(3rd/DH/CG)

CG #780, Game 110/123, August 23: 1-4, single, run, walk. AVG: .316
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #781, Game 111/124, August 24: 1-4, single. AVG: .316
(3rd/LF/CG8.2)

CG #782, Game 112/125, August 25: 3-4, walk (first plate appearance), run, 2-run home run, run, single, stolen base (2nd), 2-run home run, run. AVG: .320
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #783, Game 113/126, August 26: 1-3, walk (first plate appearance), walk, single. AVG: .320
(3rd/LF/CG9)

^^Michael sets new career high in walks with 54^^

CG #784, Game 114/127, August 28: 1-3, double, walk. AVG: .320
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #785, Game 115/128, August 29: 3-4, single, run, single, single, run. AVG: .324
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #786, Game 116/129, August 30: 2-4, RBI double (first at bat), run, single, run, intentional walk, run. AVG: .325
(3rd/DH/CG)

**Michael's 7-game hitting streak, 13-game reached base streak, and 8-game reached base streak on the road end**

CG #787, Game 117/130, August 31: 0-4. AVG: .322
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #788, Game 118/131, September 1: 2-5, home run, run, single. AVG: .323
(3rd/LF/CG9.1)

CG #789, Game 119/132, September 2: 0-3. AVG: .321
(3rd/LF/CG8)

CG #790, Game 120/133, September 4: 2-5, RBI double, run, single. AVG: .322
(3rd/LF/GS8)

CG #791, Game 121/134, September 5: 1-4, double. AVG: .321
(3rd/LF/CG8)

CG #792, Game 122/135, September 6: 0-4. AVG: .319
(3rd/DH/CG)

CG #793, Game 123/136, September 7: 1-1, single (first at bat). AVG: .320
(7th/PH)

CG #794, Game 124/137, September 8: 1-4, 2-run home run, run. AVG: .319
(3rd/LF/CG8)

CG #795, Game 125/138, September 9: 1-5, RBI groundout (first at bat), double. AVG: .318
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #796, Game 126/139, September 10: 2-5, reached on forceout (first at bat), home run, run, 2-run home run, run. AVG: .319
(3rd/LF/CG9)

September 11: game postponed, to be made up September 13 in a traditional DH.
(3rd/LF)

September 12: game postponed, to be made up October 5 only if game has postseason implications**.
(3rd/LF)

CG #797, Game 127/140, September 13 (Game 1): 0-3, walk, run. AVG: .317
(3rd/LF/CG9)

Game /141, September 13 (Game 2): not in lineup.

CG #798, Game 128/142, September 14: 3-5, single (first at bat), single, double, run. AVG: .320
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #799, Game 129/143, September 15: 0-3, walk. AVG: .318
(3rd/LF/CG9)

**Michael's 7-game on-base streak ends**

CG #800, Game 130/144, September 16: 0-4. AVG: .315
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #801, Game 131/145, September 17: 0-4, reached on fielding error (first at bat), reached on fielding error. AVG: .313
(3rd/LF/GS8)

CG #802, Game 132/146, September 18: 3-5, RBI single, run, single, RBI single. AVG: .316
(3rd/LF/GS8)

CG #803, Game 133/147, September 19: 1-4, single. AVG: .315
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #804, Game 134/148, September 20: 1-4, RBI double. AVG: .315
(3rd/LF/CG9)

CG #805, Game 135/149, September 22: 0-2. AVG: .314
(3rd/LF/GS3)

^^Michael left the game after the top of the 4th inning with a right shoulder injury after a diving attempt in the bottom of the 3rd inning^^

Game /150, September 23: shoulder no worse than last night, no need for MRI. worked with trainers, could take some swings in cage.

Game /151, September 24: getting better, but not starting. hit in cage, still feels it when he finishes his swing. chance he starts September 25, but most likely to return September 26.

Game /152, September 25: scratched after taking bp. felt something in his shoulder. unlikely to play September 26, maybe September 27.
(3rd/LF)

Game /153, September 26: doing really well. might be cleared to play September 27, but September 28 most realistic.

CG #806, Game 136/154, September 27: 0-2, walk, stolen base (2nd), walk. AVG: .312
(3rd/LF/CG8)

CG #807, Game 137/155, September 28: 0-4. AVG: .310
(3rd/LF/CG9)

**Michael sets new career low with 51 strikeouts**

September 29: still dealing with right shoulder soreness. being examined by orthopedic specialist, could potentially be shut down for rest of the season.
^^game postponed, to be made up September 30 in a traditional DH.

Game /156, September 30 (Game 1): MRI showed inflammation in right shoulder. getting cortisone shot, shut down for the season. after the rest period is over, will ramp up his activities to make sure he's okay heading into the offseason.

Game /157, September 30 (Game 2): shut down.

Game /158, October 1: given 2-week recovery plan to do before his offseason. hopeful surgery can be avoided.

Game /159, October 2: shut down.

Game /160, October 3: shut down.

Game /161, October 4: shut down.

**October 5: game not played because it was not necessary.


2016: Career Games #808-818

a few facts from 2016:

Michael played in 11 of 161* games. he had a hit in 6 of the 11 games he played and reached base safely in 7 games. Michael had a season-high 3-game hitting streak and 5-game on-base streak. he had one multi-hit game, one three+ hit game, one four+ hit game, and 1 multi-RBI game. he had at least 1 RBI in five games. in addition, he had two go-ahead hits and two go-ahead RBI. the Indians were 6-5 in games that Michael played in and 88-62 in the games he sat out/missed.

(*one game in September was postponed due to rain. MLB rescheduled it for the day after the regular season ended, but it was only to be played if the game would have any postseason implications. because the Indians won and the Boston Red Sox lost on the final day of the regular season, that secured the Indians home field advantage in the ALDS, AND also because the Detroit Tigers lost and were eliminated from the AL Wild Card race on the final day of the regular season, the PPD game became unnecessary and was officially cancelled.)


now here are my game-by-game numbers and notes for Michael Brantley's 2016 season (including the game lines from his rehab games. note: when calculating his rehab AVG, the first one is his total BA with whichever minor league team he was playing with, and the second is his cumulative rehab BA through that point.):

April 3: placed on 15-Day DL as he continues to recover from offseason right shoulder surgery.

April 4: Indians Home Opener game postponed due to snow/rain & cold, to be made up April 5 at 1:10 pm.

Game /1, April 5: still on DL.

Game /2, April 6: still on DL.

April 7: game postponed, to be made up August 15 at 1:10 pm.

Game /3, April 8: still on DL.

Game /4, April 9: still on DL.

April 10: game postponed, to be made up May 23 at 5:10 pm in a traditional DH.

Game /5, April 12: still on DL, on a minor league rehab assignment with the Columbus Clippers.

Minor League Rehab Game 1, April 12: 1-2, double (first at bat), run. AVG: .500
[2nd/LF/GS4]

Game /6, April 13: still on DL, scheduled off day.

Game /7, April 14: still on DL, on a minor league rehab assignment with the Akron RubberDucks.

Minor League Rehab Game 2, April 14: 1-2, single. AVG: .500/.500
[3rd/LF/GS5]

Game /8, April 15: still on DL, scheduled off day.

Game /9, April 16: still on DL, on a minor league rehab assignment with the RubberDucks.

Minor League Rehab Game 3, April 16: 0-3, walk. AVG: .200/.286
[2nd/LF/GS7]

Game /10, April 17: still on DL, scheduled off day.

April 18: still on DL, on a minor league rehab assignment with the RubberDucks.

Minor League Rehab Game 4, April 18: 0-3, walk. AVG: .125/.200
[2nd/LF/GS7]

Game /11, April 19: still on DL, scheduled off day.

Game /12, April 20: still on DL, on a minor league rehab assignment with the RubberDucks.

Minor League Rehab Game 5, April 20: 3-4, single (first at bat), RBI double, single. AVG: .333/.358
[2nd/LF/GS9]

Game /13, April 21: still on DL, scheduled off day.

Game /14, April 22: still on DL, on a minor league rehab assignment with the Clippers.

Minor League Rehab Game 6, April 22: 0-3, walk. AVG: .200/.294
[2nd/LF/CG9] 

~~Michael's 6-game on-base streak ends~~

Game /15, April 23: still on DL, on a minor league rehab assignment with the Clippers.

Minor League Rehab Game 7, April 23: 0-4, RBI sac fly, reached on fielder's choice. AVG: .111/.238
[2nd/LF/CG9]

Game /16, April 24: still on DL, scheduled off day.

**this is when Michael was activated from the DL, but he was not in the starting lineup.**

CG #808, Game 1/17, April 25: 0-1. AVG: .000
[leadoff/PH-LF/8-GF]

^^Michael did not start this game, but came in to pinch hit in the top of the 8th inning. then he stayed in the game as a defensive switch for the bottom of the 8th and 9th innings. however, no out was recorded in the bottom of the 9th, so he technically only played 1 inning on the night.^^

CG #809, Game 2/18, April 26: 0-4. AVG: .000
[4th/LF/CG8.1]

CG #810, Game 3/19, April 27: 1-3, RBI sac fly/reached 2nd on fielding error, stolen base (3rd), run, single, intentional walk. AVG: .125
[4th/LF/CG9]

CG #811, Game 4/20, April 29: 1-5, double. AVG: .154
[4th/LF/CG10]

CG #812, Game 5/21, April 30: 0-4. AVG: .118
[3rd/LF/CG8]

Game /22, May 1: scheduled off day.

CG #813, Game 6/23, May 3: 1-4, RBI single. AVG: .143
[4th/LF/CG9]

CG #814, Game 7/24, May 4: 1-3, RBI single, run. AVG: .167
[4th/LF/CG9]

CG #815, Game 8/25, May 5: 4-5, RBI single (first at bat), run, single, single, 2-run double. AVG: .276
[4th/LF/CG9]

**Michael's 3-game hitting streak ends**

CG #816, Game 9/26, May 6: 0-2, walk (first plate appearance), walk, run. AVG: .258
[4th/LF/CG9]

Game /27, May 7: scheduled off day.

CG #817, Game 10/28, May 8: 1-4, RBI single, run. AVG: .257
[4th/LF/CG9]

**Michael's 5-game on-base streak ends**

CG #818, Game 11/29, May 9: 0-4. AVG: .231
[4th/LF/CG8]

Game /30, May 10: will get today and tomorrow off to rest, shoulder is not bouncing back in ideal fashion.

Game /31, May 11: planned rest day.

Game /32, May 13: still not in starting lineup.

Game /33, May 14: placed on 15-Day DL with right shoulder inflammation.

Game /34, May 15: still on DL.

Game /35, May 16: still on DL.

Game /36, May 17: still on DL, now has a subacromial impingement and received an anti-inflammatory injection.

Game /37, May 18: still on DL.

Game /38, May 19: still on DL.

Game /39, May 20: still on DL.

Game /40, May 21: still on DL.

Game /41, May 22: still on DL.

Game /42, May 23 (Game 1): still on DL.

Game /43, May 23 (Game 2): still on DL.

Game /44, May 24: still on DL.

Game /45, May 25: still on DL.

Game /46, May 27: still on DL.

Game /47, May 28: still on DL.

Game /48, May 29: still on DL.

Game /49, May 30: still on DL.

Game /50, May 31: still on DL.

Game /51, June 1: still on DL.

Game /52, June 2: still on DL.

Game /53, June 3: still on DL.

Game /54, June 4: still on DL.

Game /55, June 5: still on DL.

Game /56, June 6: still on DL.

Game /57, June 7: still on DL.

Game /58, June 8: still on DL.

Game /59, June 9: still on DL.

Game /60, June 10: still on DL.

Game /61, June 11: still on DL.

Game /62, June 12: still on DL.

Game /63, June 13: still on DL.

Game /64, June 14: still on DL.

Game /65, June 15: still on DL.

Game /66, June 17: still on DL.

Game /67, June 18: still on DL.

Game /68, June 19: still on DL.

Game /69, June 20: still on DL.

Game /70, June 21: still on DL, now has right biceps tendinitis.

Game /71, June 22: still on DL.

Game /72, June 24: still on DL.

Game /73, June 25: still on DL.

Game /74, June 26: still on DL.

Game /75, June 27: still on DL.

Game /76, June 28: still on DL.

Game /77, June 29: still on DL.

Game /78, June 30: still on DL.

Game /79, July 1: still on DL.

Game /80, July 2: still on DL.

Game /81, July 3: transferred to 60-Day DL.

Game /82, July 4: still on DL.

Game /83, July 5: still on DL.

Game /84, July 6: still on DL.

Game /85, July 7: still on DL.

Game /86, July 8: still on DL.

Game /87, July 9: still on DL.

Game /88, July 10: still on DL.

July 11-14: MLB All Star Break.

**Michael began his minor league rehab assignment during the MLB All Star Break (July 11-14).**

Minor League Rehab Game 8, July 11: 1-2, walk (first plate appearance), single. AVG: .500/.261
[2nd/LF/GS5]

^^he played with the Scrappers in short-season Single A Mahoning Valley.^^

Minor League Rehab Game 9, July 13: 2-3, double (first at bat), single. AVG: .667/.308
[2nd/LF/GS5]

^^he played with the Captains in Single A Lake County.^^

Game /89, July 15: still on DL, on a minor league rehab assignment with the Akron RubberDucks.

Minor League Rehab Game 10, July 15: 0-4. AVG: .250/.267
[2nd/LF/GS7]

Game /90, July 16: still on DL, late scratch, scheduled off day.

Game /91, July 17: still on DL, on a minor league rehab assignment with the Akron RubberDucks.

Minor League Rehab Game 11, July 17: 0-3, reached on fielder's choice (first at bat), reached on fielding error, run. AVG: .211/.242
[2nd/LF/GS7]

Game /92, July 18: still on DL, scheduled off day.

Game /93, July 19: still on DL, rehab now on hold due to discomfort in his follow-through.

Game /94, July 20: still on DL, shut down.

Game /95, July 22: still on DL, shut down after hydrodissection procedure and cortisone shot.

Game /96, July 23: still on DL, shut down.

Game /97, July 24: still on DL, shut down.

Game /98, July 26: still on DL.

Game /99, July 27: still on DL.

Game /100, July 29: still on DL.

Game /101, July 30: still on DL.

Game /102, July 31: still on DL.

Game /103, August 1: still on DL.

Game /104, August 2: still on DL.

Game /105, August 3: still on DL.

Game /106, August 4: still on DL.

Game /107, August 5: still on DL.

Game /108, August 6: still on DL.

Game /109, August 7: still on DL.

Game /110, August 9: still on DL.

Game /111, August 10: still on DL.

Game /112, August 11: still on DL.

Game /113, August 12: still on DL.

Game /114, August 13: still on DL, Indians announce he will have season-ending surgery on 8/15.

Game /115, August 14: still on DL, shut down.

Game /116, August 15: still on DL, underwent biceps tenodesis, done for the season.

Game /117, August 16: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /118, August 17: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /119, August 18: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /120, August 19: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /121, August 20: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /122, August 21: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /123, August 22: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /124, August 23: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /125, August 24: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /126, August 25: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /127, August 26: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /128, August 27: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /129, August 28: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /130, August 29: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /131, August 30: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /132, August 31: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /133, September 2: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /134, September 3: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /135, September 4: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /136, September 5: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /137, September 6: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /138, September 7: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /139, September 8: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /140, September 9: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /141, September 10: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /142, September 11: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /143, September 12: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /144, September 13: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /145, September 14: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /146, September 15: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /147, September 16: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /148, September 17: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /149, September 18: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /150, September 20: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /151, September 21: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /152, September 22: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /153, September 23: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /154, September 24: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /155, September 25: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /156, September 26: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /157, September 27: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /158, September 28: still on DL, done for the season.

September 29: game postponed, to be made up October 3 at 1:10 pm, only if game has postseason implications**.

Game /159, September 30: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /160, October 1: still on DL, done for the season.

Game /161, October 2: still on DL, done for the season.

**October 3: game not played because it was not necessary.



2017: Career Games #819-908

a few facts from 2017:

Michael played in 90 of 162 games. he had a hit in 70 of the 90 games he played and reached base safely in 78 games. Michael had a season-high 14-game hitting streak and 18-game on-base streak. he had 29 multi-hit games, two three+ hit games, no four+ hit games, and 10 multi-RBI games. he had at least 1 RBI in 38 games. in addition, he had 10 go-ahead hits and 12 go-ahead RBI. the Indians were 50-40 in the games that Michael played in and 52-20 in the games he sat out/missed.


now here are my game-by-game numbers and notes for Michael Brantley's 2017 season:

CG #819, Game 1/1, April 3: 1-5, RBI single. AVG: .200
[3rd/LF/CG9]

CG #820, Game 2/2, April 4: 2-4, single, RBI single. AVG: .333
[3rd/LF/CG9]

CG #821, Game 3/3, April 5: 0-2. AVG: .273
[3rd/PH-LF: B8-B9/8-GF]

^^Michael did not start this game, but came in to pinch hit in the top of the 8th inning. then he stayed in the game as a defensive switch for the bottom of the 8th and 9th innings.^^

CG #822, Game 4/4, April 7: 0-3, walk, stolen base (2nd). AVG: .214
[3rd/LF/CG8]

CG #823, Game 5/5, April 8: 1-3, RBI single. AVG: .235
[3rd/LF/CG8]

^^Michael was subbed out offensively in the top of the 9th inning, but still played a complete game defensively because there was no bottom of the 9th inning.^^

Game /6, April 9: scheduled day off.

CG #824, Game 6/7, April 11: 1-3, walk, intentional walk, RBI double. AVG: .250
[3rd/LF/CG10]

^^Michael hit a walk-off double in Home Opener^^

CG #825, Game 7/8, April 12: 0-4, RBI groundout. AVG: .208
[3rd/LF/CG9]

CG #826, Game 8/9, April 13: 2-5, double (first at bat), home run, run. AVG: .241
[3rd/LF/CG9]

Game /10, April 14: scheduled day off, not available off the bench.

CG #827, Game 9/11, April 15: 1-4, walk (first plate appearance), run, single. AVG: .242
[3rd/LF/CG9]

CG #828, Game 10/12, April 16: 2-4, single, single, stolen base (3rd), run. AVG: .270
[3rd/LF/CG9]

CG #829, Game 11/13, April 17: 1-4, walk (first plate appearance), RBI groundout, home run, run. AVG: .268
[3rd/LF/CG9]

CG #830, Game 12/14, April 18: 2-4, double (first at bat), run, single, run, hit by pitch, run. AVG: .289
[3rd/LF/GS8] 

^^Michael was subbed out of the game defensively in the bottom of the 9th inning after getting hit on the right shin in his plate appearance in the top of the 9th.^^

April 19: game postponed, to be made up June 17 in a day-night DH.

CG #831, Game 13/15, April 20: 1-4, single, RBI walk. AVG: .286
[3rd/LF/CG9]

CG #832, Game 14/16, April 21: 2-4, single (first at bat), single, caught stealing (2nd). AVG: .302
[3rd/LF/CG9]

CG #833, Game 15/17, April 22: 2-5, single (first at bat), stolen base (2nd), run, 2-run home run, run. AVG: .310
[3rd/LF/CG9]

Game /18, April 23: scheduled day off.

CG #834, Game 16/19, April 25: 1-4, home run, run. AVG: .306
[3rd/LF/CG9]

CG #835, Game 17/20, April 26: 2-4, RBI double (first at bat), run, 2-run single. AVG: .318
[3rd/LF/CG9]

**Michael's 10-game hitting streak and 10-game on-base streak end**

CG #836, Game 18/21, April 27: 0-4. AVG: .300
[3rd/LF/CG9]

Game /22, April 28: scheduled day off.

CG #837, Game 19/23, April 29: 1-4, single. AVG: .297
[3rd/LF/CG9]

CG #838, Game 20/24, April 30: 2-4, single, run, 2-run home run, run. AVG: .308
[3rd/LF/GS7]

CG #839, Game 21/25, May 1: 0-2, walk (first plate appearance), walk. AVG: .300
[3rd/LF/CG8]

CG #840, Game 22/26, May 2: 1-4, single (first at bat). AVG: .298
[3rd/LF/CG8]

CG #841, Game 23/27, May 3: 1-4, single, run. AVG: .295
[3rd/LF/CG9]

**Michael's 10-game on-base streak on the road ends**

May 4: game postponed, to be made up July 1 at 1:10 pm as part of a day-night DH.

CG #842, Game 24/28, May 5: 0-4. AVG: .283
[3rd/LF/CG8]

CG #843, Game 25/29, May 6: 2-5, single, single, run. AVG: .289
[3rd/LF/CG9]

CG #844, Game 26/30, May 7: 0-2. AVG: .283
[3rd/LF/GS3]

^^Michael was subbed out of the game defensively in the bottom of the 4th inning after spraining his right ankle running to 1st base in his at bat in the top of the 3rd.^^

Game /31, May 8: still out, getting treatment for right ankle sprain.

Game /32, May 9: still out, getting treatment for right ankle sprain.

Game /33, May 10: still out with right ankle sprain.

CG #845, Game 27/34, May 12: 2-3, single (first at bat), walk, single. AVG: .294
[3rd/LF/CG9]

CG #846, Game 28/35, May 13: 2-4, single (first at bat), single. AVG: .302
[3rd/LF/CG9]

CG #847, Game 29/36, May 14: 0-5, reached on fielder's choice. AVG: .288
[3rd/LF/GS8]

^^Michael was lifted for a pinch runner in the bottom of the 8th inning after reaching base on a fielder's choice.^^

CG #848, Game 30/37, May 15: 1-4, walk (first plate appearance), run, double. AVG: .287
[3rd/LF/CG9]

CG #849, Game 31/38, May 16: 1-4, single, run. AVG: .286
[3rd/LF/CG9]

CG #850, Game 32/39, May 17: 1-3, walk, RBI double. AVG: .287
[3rd/LF/CG9]

CG #851, Game 33/40, May 19: 1-3, double (first at bat), walk, stolen base (2nd), walk. AVG: .288
[3rd/LF/CG9]

CG #852, Game 34/41, May 20: 2-4, single (first at bat), single, run. AVG: .295
[3rd/LF/CG9]

CG #853, Game 35/42, May 21: 1-5, double (first at bat). AVG: .291
[3rd/LF/CG9]

CG #854, Game 36/43, May 22: 1-3, walk, single. AVG: .292
[3rd/LF/CG8]

CG #855, Game 37/44, May 23: 1-4, reached 2nd base on throwing error (first at bat), RBI double, run, walk. AVG: .291
[3rd/LF/CG9]

CG #856, Game 38/45, May 24: 1-4, walk (first plate appearance), single, run. AVG: .290
[3rd/LF/CG9]

May 25: game postponed, to be made up July 24 at 7:10 pm.
[3rd/LF]

CG #857, Game 39/46, May 26: 1-3, RBI single, walk. AVG: 291
[3rd/LF/CG9]

CG #858, Game 40/47, May 27: 2-5, single (first at bat), single. AVG: .294
[3rd/LF/CG9]

CG #859, Game 41/48, May 28: 3-5, RBI single, single, stolen base (2nd), run, single. AVG: .304
[3rd/LF/CG9]

CG #860, Game 42/49, May 29: 1-4, single. AVG: .302
[3rd/LF/CG9]

CG #861, Game 43/50, May 30: 2-4, single (first at bat), RBI single, stolen base (2nd), run. AVG: .307
[3rd/LF/CG9]

**Michael's 14-game hitting streak ends**

CG #862, Game 44/51, May 31: 0-4, reached 2nd base on fielding error. AVG: .300
[3rd/LF/CG9]

CG #863, Game 45/52, June 1: 1-3, RBI walk, RBI single. AVG: .301
[3rd/LF/GS7]

CG #864, Game 46/53, June 2: 3-4, single (first at bat), single, single, stolen base (2nd). AVG: .311
[3rd/LF/CG8]

CG #865, Game 47/54, June 3: 1-4, double. AVG: .309
[3rd/LF/GS7] 

^^Michael was lifted for a pinch runner in the top of the 8th inning after hitting a double.^^

Game /55, June 4: scheduled day off.

**Michael's 7-game hitting streak on the road, 7-game on-base streak on the road, 18-game on-base streak, and 21-game reached base streak end**

CG #866, Game 48/56, June 6: 0-4. AVG: .303
[3rd/LF/CG8]

CG #867, Game 49/57, June 7: 0-4. AVG: .296
[3rd/LF/CG8]

CG #868, Game 50/58, June 9: 1-4, RBI single (first at bat). AVG: .295
[3rd/LF/CG9]

**Michael's 80 consecutive errorless games in the outfield streak ends** 

CG #869, Game 51/59, June 10: 1-4, double, run. AVG: .294
[3rd/LF/CG9]

^^Michael has first career two-assist game^^

**Michael's 18-game reached base streak at home ends**

CG #870, Game 52/60, June 11: 0-4. AVG: .289
[3rd/LF/CG9]

CG #871, Game 53/61, June 13: 1-3, RBI single, walk. AVG: .289
[3rd/LF/CG9]

CG #872, Game 54/62, June 14: 2-2, double (first at bat), walk, RBI sac fly, RBI double, run. AVG: .296
[3rd/LF/CG9]

Game /63, June 15: not with the team. he was with his wife, who was about to give birth. he will be back on Monday, June 19.

Game /64, June 16: placed on Paternity List.

Game /65, June 17 (Day Game): still on Paternity List.

Game /66, June 17 (Night Game): still on Paternity List.

Game /67, June 18: still on Paternity List.

Game /68, June 19: placed on 10-Day DL with right ankle sprain, retroactive to June 16.

Game /69, June 20: still on DL.

Game /70, June 21: still on DL.

Game /71, June 22: still on DL, took batting practice.

Game /72, June 23: still on DL, ran on treadmill.

Game /73, June 24: still on DL, ran outside.

Game /74, June 25: still on DL, did running drills outside, cutting, etc.

Game /75, June 26: activated from 10-Day DL but not starting, available off bench.

CG #873, Game 55/76, June 27: 1-4, single. AVG: .295
[3rd/LF/CG9]

CG #874, Game 56/77, June 28: 2-4, reached on fielder's choice (first at bat), RBI single, RBI single. AVG: .299
[3rd/LF/CG9]

CG #875, Game 57/78, June 29: 2-2, double (first at bat), walk, double, run, walk. AVG: .306
[3rd/LF/CG9]

June 30: game postponed, to be made up September 1 at 1:10 pm in a day-night DH.
[3rd/LF]

CG #876, Game 58/79, July 1 (Day Game): 1-4, single. AVG: .305
[3rd/LF/CG8]

CG #877, Game 59/80, July 1 (Night Game): 1-4, single, RBI groundout. AVG: .304
[3rd/LF/CG9]

CG #878, Game 60/81, July 2: 1-4, single, stolen base (3rd), run, reached on fielder's choice, run. AVG: .303
[3rd/LF/GS5]

**Michael's 8-game hitting streak, 8-game on-base streak, 5-game hitting streak at home, and 5-game on-base streak at home end**

CG #879, Game 61/82, July 4: 0-4. AVG: .297
[3rd/LF/CG9]

CG #880, Game 62/83, July 5: 2-4, single, single. AVG: .301
[3rd/LF/CG9]

CG #881, Game 63/84, July 6: 2-4, RBI triple (first at bat), run, walk, run, single, run. AVG: .304
[3rd/DH/CG]

CG #882, Game 64/85, July 7: 2-4, 2-run double, run, RBI single, RBI sac fly. AVG: .307
[3rd/LF/CG9]

CG #883, Game 65/86, July 8: 1-3, RBI double, intentional walk. AVG: .308
[3rd/LF/CG9]

CG #884, Game 66/87, July 9: 0-3, walk. AVG: .304
[3rd/LF/CG9]

2017 All Star Game, July 11: 1-2, single (first at bat). AVG: .500
[4th/LF: B6-B10/6-GF(10)]

^^Michael came into the game as a defensive substitution in left field in the bottom of the 6th inning and stayed in for the remainder of the game, playing 5 total innings. (the game went 10 innings.)^^

CG #885, Game 67/88, July 14: 0-3, walk (first plate appearance), reached on fielding error, stolen base (2nd). AVG: .300
[3rd/LF/CG8]

CG #886, Game 68/89, July 15: 1-3, single (first at bat), walk, run. AVG: .301
[3rd/LF/CG8]

CG #887, Game 69/90, July 16: 1-4, 2-run single, stolen base (2nd). AVG: .300
[3rd/LF/CG8]

CG #888, Game 70/91, July 17: 1-5, single. AVG: .298
[3rd/LF/CG9]

CG #889, Game 71/92, July 18: 1-4, single. AVG: .297
[3rd/LF/CG9]

CG #890, Game 72/93, July 19: 2-4, RBI single, run, double, run, walk. AVG: .300
[3rd/LF/CG8]

^^Michael collects 1,000th career hit^^

CG #891, Game 73/94, July 21: 0-4, RBI fielder's choice, stolen base (2nd), run, hit by pitch, run. AVG: .296
[3rd/LF/GS7]

CG #892, Game 74/95, July 22: 2-3, single, double, walk. AVG: .300
[3rd/LF/CG10]

CG #893, Game 75/96, July 23: 2-4, RBI single (first at bat), run, 2-run home run, run. AVG: .303
[3rd/LF/GS7]

CG #894, Game 76/97, July 24: 1-3, RBI sac fly (first plate appearance), single. AVG: .303
[3rd/LF/CG9]

CG #895, Game 77/98, July 25: 1-5, home run, run, reached on forceout, intentional walk, run. AVG: .301
[3rd/LF/CG11]

CG #896, Game 78/99, July 26: 2-5, single, run, RBI single. AVG: .303
[3rd/LF/GS8] 

**Michael's 17-game on-base streak and 11-game on-base streak at home end**

CG #897, Game 79/100, July 27: 0-4. AVG: .299
[3rd/LF/CG9]

CG #898, Game 80/101, July 28: 2-5, single (first at bat), home run, run. AVG: .301
[3rd/LF/GS7]

CG #899, Game 81/102, July 29: 1-4, RBI sac fly, ground-rule double. AVG: .300
[3rd/LF/CG9]

Game /103, July 30: scheduled day off.

CG #900, Game 82/104, July 31: 1-4, single. AVG: .299
[3rd/LF/CG8]

CG #901, Game 83/105, August 1: 1-5, RBI single (first at bat), run. AVG: .298
[3rd/LF/CG8.2]

August 2: game postponed, to be made up August 14 at 6:10 pm.
[3rd/LF]

CG #902, Game 84/106, August 3: 0-3, reached on fielding error (first at bat), run, walk. AVG: .295
[3rd/LF/CG9]

CG #903, Game 85/107, August 4: 2-4, single, run, RBI single, run. AVG: .298
[3rd/LF/GS7]

CG #904, Game 86/108, August 5: 2-4, single, single. AVG: .300
[3rd/LF/CG9]

CG #905, Game 87/109, August 6: 1-3, home run (first at bat), run. AVG: .300
[3rd/LF/GS7] 

**Michael's 8-game on-base streak ends**

CG #906, Game 88/110, August 8: 0-2. AVG: .299
[3rd/LF/GS4.1]

^^Michael left the game early during the top of the 5th inning after spraining his right ankle running to center field to back up Bradley Zimmer.^^

Game /111, August 9: placed on 10-Day DL with right ankle sprain.

Game /112, August 10: still on DL.

Game /113, August 11: still on DL.

Game /114, August 12: still on DL.

Game /115, August 13: still on DL.

Game /116, August 14: still on DL.

Game /117, August 15: still on DL.

August 16: game postponed, to be made up August 17 at 7:10 pm in a day-night DH.

Game /118, August 17 (Day Game): still on DL.

Game /119, August 17 (Night Game): still on DL.

Game /120, August 18: still on DL.

Game /121, August 19: still on DL, doing light baseball activities.

Game /122, August 20: still on DL.

Game /123, August 21: still on DL, out of the walking boot, throwing and hitting.

Game /124, August 22: still on DL.

Game /125, August 23: still on DL, not ready to resume running, ankle still needs to heal.

Game /126, August 24: still on DL.

Game /127, August 25: still on DL.

Game /128, August 26: still on DL.

Game /129, August 27: still on DL.

Game /130, August 28: still on DL.

August 29: game postponed, to be made up August 30 at 1:05 pm in a traditional DH.

Game /131, August 30 (Game 1): still on DL.

Game /132, August 30 (Game 2): still on DL.

Game /133, September 1 (Day Game): still on DL.

Game /134, September 1 (Night Game): still on DL.

Game /135, September 2: still on DL, running on the anti-gravity treadmill.

Game /136, September 3: still on DL.

Game /137, September 4: still on DL.

Game /138, September 5: still on DL.

Game /139, September 6: still on DL.

Game /140, September 7: still on DL.

Game /141, September 8: still on DL.

Game /142, September 9: still on DL.

Game /143, September 10: still on DL.

Game /144, September 11: still on DL.

Game /145, September 12: still on DL.

Game /146, September 13: still on DL.

Game /147, September 14: still on DL.

Game /148, September 15: still on DL.

Game /149, September 16: still on DL.

Game /150, September 17: still on DL.

Game /151, September 19: still on DL.

Game /152, September 20: still on DL, diagnosed with deltoid ligament sprain and ankle synovitis, back in the walking boot, shut down from all running activity for 7-10 days.

Game /153, September 21: still on DL.

Game /154, September 22: still on DL.

Game /155, September 23: still on DL.

Game /156, September 24: still on DL.

~~Michael ends the season with an active 13-game on-base streak on the road and 9-game hitting streak on the road~~

Game /157, September 26: still on DL.

Game /158, September 27: still on DL, started light running in the outfield.

Game /159, September 28: still on DL, ran sprints in the outfield and took some cuts.

Game /160, September 29: still on DL, doing lateral running on the field, outfield drills, and took part in BP on the field.

CG #907, Game 89/161, September 30: 1-1, single (first at bat). AVG: .301
[9th/PH]

^^Michael did not start this game, but came in to pinch hit in the bottom of the 5th inning.^^

CG #908,  Game 90/162, October 1: 0-2. AVG: .299
[4th/PH-DH/5-GF]

^^Michael did not start this game, but came in to pinch hit in the bottom of the 5th inning. then he stayed in the game as the DH for the remainder of the game.^^
 

2018: Career Games #909-1,051

a few facts from 2018:

Michael played in 143 of 162 games. he had a hit in 111 of the 143 games he played and reached base safely in 127 games. Michael had a season-high 19-game hitting streak and 21-game on-base streak. he had 51 multi-hit games, 13 three+ hit games, one four+ hit game, and 15 multi-RBI games. he had at least 1 RBI in 56 games. in addition, he had 14 go-ahead hits and 16 go-ahead RBI. the Indians were 83-60 in the games that Michael played in and 8-11 in the games he sat out/missed.


now here are my game-by-game numbers and notes for Michael Brantley's 2018 season:

March 28: played in a minor league game with the Columbus Clippers in Goodyear, Arizona.

**THIS IS WHEN THE INDIANS BEGAN THEIR 2018 SEASON.**

Game /1, March 29: officially placed on 10-Day DL, retroactive to March 26.

Game /2, March 31: still on DL.

Game /3, April 1: still on DL.

Game /4, April 2: still on DL, played in a rookie league game with Double A/Triple A pitching in Goodyear, Arizona.

Game /5, April 3: still on DL, played in a rookie league game with Double A/Triple A pitching in Goodyear, Arizona.

Game /6, April 4: still on DL.

**THIS IS WHEN MICHAEL WAS ACTIVATED FROM THE DL.**

CG #909, Game 1/7, April 6: 1-4, 2-run single (first at bat). AVG: .250
[5th/LF/CG9]

CG #910, Game 2/8, April 7: 0-4. AVG: .125
[4th/LF/CG9]

CG #911, Game 3/9, April 8: 1-3, single (first at bat), walk. AVG: .182
[4th/LF/CG9]

Game /10, April 9: scheduled day off.

CG #912, Game 4/11, April 10: 0-2, hit by pitch. AVG: .154
[5th/LF/CG9]

CG #913, Game 5/12, April 11: 2-4, single, stolen base (2nd), run, RBI single. AVG: .235
[4th/LF/CG9]

CG #914, Game 6/13, April 12: 2-4, reached on fielder's choice (first at bat), RBI double, single. AVG: .286
[4th/LF/GS6] 

^^Michael was lifted for a pinch runner in the bottom of the 6th inning after hitting a single.^^

Game /14, April 13: scheduled day off.

April 14: game postponed, to be made up May 3 at 1:10 pm.
[5th/LF]

April 15: game postponed, to be made up May 3 at 1:10 pm in a traditional DH.

CG #915, Game 7/15, April 17: 3-5, double, home run, run, RBI single. AVG: .346
[4th/LF/GS8]

CG #916, Game 8/16, April 18: 2-7, single (first at bat), single. AVG: .333
[4th/LF/CG15]

CG #917, Game 9/17, April 20: 2-4, single (first at bat), double. AVG: .351
[4th/LF/CG8]

**Michael's 5 consecutive multi-hit games streak ends**

CG #918, Game 10/18, April 21: 1-4, RBI groundout (first at bat), single, caught stealing (2nd). AVG: .341
[4th/LF/CG9]

CG #919, Game 11/19, April 22: 2-5, RBI single, double. AVG: .348
[4th/LF/CG9]

**Michael's 18-game on-base streak on the road, 14-game hitting streak on the road, 9-game on-base streak, and 7-game hitting streak end**

CG #920, Game 12/20, April 23: 0-4. AVG: .320
[4th/LF/CG9]

Game /21, April 24: scheduled day off.

CG #921, Game 13/22, April 25: 1-4, single. AVG: .315
[5th/LF/CG9]

CG #922, Game 14/23, April 26: 1-4, single, run. AVG: .310
[5th/LF/CG9]

CG #923, Game 15/24, April 27: 3-3, home run (first at bat), run, RBI sac fly, triple, single. AVG: .344
[4th/LF/CG9]

CG #924, Game 16/25, April 28: 2-4, single, run, double. AVG: .354
[4th/LF/CG9]

CG #925, Game 17/26, April 29: 1-4, single (first at bat). AVG: .348
[4th/LF/CG9] 

**Michael's 7-game hitting streak at home and 9-game on-base streak at home end**

CG #926, Game 18/27, April 30: 0-1. AVG: .343
[6th/PH] 

^^Michael did not start this game, but came in to pinch hit in the bottom of the 7th inning.^^

CG #927, Game 19/28, May 1: 1-6, grand slam, run. AVG: .329
[4th/LF/CG12]

CG #928, Game 20/29, May 2: 2-5, RBI single (first at bat), run, double. AVG: .333
[4th/LF/GS8]

CG #929, Game 21/30, May 3 (Game 1): 4-5, single, run, walk, double, reached 2nd base on fielding error RBI double, double, run. AVG: .360
[4th/DH/CG11]

CG #930, Game 22/31, May 3 (Game 2): 1-3, single (first at bat), RBI sac fly, walk. AVG: .360
[4th/LF/GS7] 

^^Michael was lifted for a pinch runner in the bottom of the 7th inning after drawing a walk.^^

Game /32, May 4: scheduled day off.

CG #931, Game 23/33, May 5: 0-3, walk. AVG: .348
[4th/LF/CG8]

CG #932, Game 24/34, May 6: 0-4. AVG: .333
[4th/LF/CG8.1]

CG #933, Game 25/35, May 8: 0-3, walk. AVG: .323
[4th/LF/CG8]

CG #934, Game 26/36, May 9: 1-3, walk (first plate appearance), RBI single, run. AVG: .324
[4th/LF/CG9]

CG #935, Game 27/37, May 11: 2-5, single (first at bat), run, grand slam, run. AVG: .327
[2nd/LF/CG9]

CG #936, Game 28/38, May 12: 3-4, RBI single (first at bat), RBI double, run, single, run. AVG: .342
[2nd/LF/CG9]

CG #937, Game 29/39, May 13: 1-5, RBI fielder's choice, run, 2-run home run, run. AVG: .336
[2nd/DH/CG]

CG #938, Game 30/40, May 14: 1-5, single. AVG: .331
[2nd/LF/CG8]

CG #939, Game 31/41, May 15: 1-4, walk (first plate appearance), run, single, walk. AVG: .328
[2nd/DH/CG]

CG #940, Game 32/42, May 16: 3-5, single (first at bat), run, home run, run, single. AVG: .338
[2nd/LF/GS8] 

^^Michael was lifted for a pinch runner in the top of the 9th inning after hitting a single.^^

CG #941, Game 33/43, May 18: 1-4, single. AVG: .336
[2nd/LF/CG8]

CG #942, Game 34/44, May 19: 1-4, home run (first at bat), run. AVG: .333
[2nd/LF/CG9]

CG #943, Game 35/45, May 20: 1-4, double, run. AVG: .331
[2nd/LF/CG8]

CG #944, Game 36/46, May 22: 2-6, single, run, single, run. AVG: .331
[2nd/LF/GS8]

CG #945, Game 37/47, May 23: 2-3, single (first at bat), caught stealing (2nd), RBI single, walk. AVG: .338
[2nd/LF/CG9]

CG #946, Game 38/48, May 24: 1-4, 2-run single. AVG: .335
[2nd/LF/GS8]

CG #947, Game 39/49, May 25: 2-5, double, run, single, stolen base (2nd), reached on forceout. AVG: .338
[2nd/LF/CG9]

CG #948, Game 40/50, May 26: 1-5, home run, run. AVG: .333
[2nd/LF/CG9]

CG #949, Game 41/51, May 27: 2-5, single, RBI single, walk. AVG: .335
[2nd/LF/CG14]

CG #950, Game 42/52, May 28: 1-4, single (first at bat), walk, run. AVG: .333
[2nd/LF/CG9]

CG #951, Game 43/53, May 29: 3-4, single (first at bat), run, home run, run, RBI single. AVG: .343
[2nd/LF/CG9]

CG #952, Game 44/54, May 30: 1-3, single (first at bat), run, hit by pitch, run. AVG: .343
[2nd/LF/GS5]

**Michael's 19-game hitting streak and 9-game hitting streak on the road end**

CG #953, Game 45/55, May 31: 0-3, walk (first plate appearance), run, walk. AVG: .337
[2nd/LF/CG9] 

**Michael's 21-game on-base streak and 11-game on-base streak on the road end**

CG #954, Game 46/56, June 1: 0-3, RBI sac fly. AVG: .332
[2nd/LF/CG8]

CG #955, Game 47/57, June 2: 0-4, walk. AVG: .325
[2nd/LF/CG8]

CG #956, Game 48/58, June 3: 1-4, home run, run. AVG: .323
[2nd/LF/CG8]

CG #957, Game 49/59, June 5: 1-4, double. AVG: .322
[2nd/LF/CG9]

CG #958, Game 50/60, June 6: 2-4, single (first at bat), RBI single, run, reached on throwing error. AVG: .325
[2nd/LF/CG9]

CG #959, Game 51/61, June 8: 1-4, single (first at bat). AVG: .324
[2nd/LF/CG9]

CG #960, Game 52/62, June 9: 2-4, single (first at bat), single, walk. AVG: .327
[2nd/DH/CG12]

CG #961, Game 53/63, June 10: 0-5. AVG: .319
[2nd/DH/CG]

CG #962, Game 54/64, June 11: 1-5, home run, run. AVG: .317
[2nd/LF/CG9]

CG #963, Game 55/65, June 12: 1-4, single. AVG: .316
[2nd/LF/CG8]

CG #964, Game 56/66, June 13: 3-5, single (first at bat), single, single, run. AVG: .322
[2nd/LF/CG8]

Game /67, June 14: scheduled day off.

**Michael's 16-game hitting streak at home ends**

CG #965, Game 57/68, June 15: 0-3, walk (first plate appearance). AVG: .318
[2nd/LF/CG9]

CG #966, Game 58/69, June 16: 1-4, single. AVG: .316
[2nd/LF/GS8]

CG #967, Game 59/70, June 17: 2-4, double, run, single, stolen base (2nd). AVG: .320
[2nd/DH/CG]

CG #968, Game 60/71, June 18: 2-5, single (first at bat), stolen base (2nd), single. AVG: .321
[2nd/LF/CG9]

CG #969, Game 61/72, June 19: 1-4, RBI double, run. AVG: .320
[2nd/LF/CG9]

CG #970, Game 62/73, June 20: 0-4, reached on fielding error (first at bat), run, walk, caught stealing (3rd), reached on fielder's choice. AVG: .315
[2nd/LF/GS7] 

^^Michael was lifted for a pinch runner in the bottom of the 7th inning after reaching on a fielder's choice.^^

CG #971, Game 63/74, June 22: 1-4, RBI double. AVG: .314
[2nd/LF/GS7]

CG #972, Game 64/75, June 23: 0-3, walk (first plate appearance). AVG: .310
[2nd/LF/CG9]

^^Michael sets new career high with 24-game on-base streak at home^^

CG #973, Game 65/76, June 24: 3-5, 2-run single, stolen base (2nd), single, double, run. AVG: .316
[2nd/LF/CG9]

CG #974, Game 66/77, June 25: 0-2, walk, walk. AVG: .313
[2nd/LF/CG8]

**Michael's 95 consecutive errorless games in the outfield streak ends**

CG #975, Game 67/78, June 26: 1-3, walk (first plate appearance), run, single. AVG: .314
[2nd/LF/GS7]

CG #976, Game 68/79, June 27: 1-5, double, run. AVG: .312
[2nd/LF/CG9]

**Michael's 15-game on-base streak ends**

CG #977, Game 69/80, June 29: 0-4. AVG: .307
[2nd/LF/CG8]

CG #978, Game 70/81, June 30: 1-4, single. AVG: .306
[2nd/LF/CG8]

CG #979, Game 71/82, July 1: 2-5, double (first at bat), run, 2-run single, run. AVG: .308
[2nd/LF/GS7]

CG #980, Game 72/83, July 2: 1-4, RBI sac fly, single. AVG: .307
[2nd/LF/GS7]

CG #981, Game 73/84, July 3: 1-5, single (first at bat), run. AVG: .305
[2nd/LF/CG9]

CG #982, Game 74/85, July 4: 1-3, RBI double (first at bat), run, walk. AVG: .306
[2nd/LF/CG9]

CG #983, Game 75/86, July 6: 2-4, double, run, RBI double, run. AVG: .308
[2nd/LF/CG9]

CG #984, Game 76/87, July 7: 2-5, double (first at bat), single. AVG: .310
[2nd/LF/CG11]

**Michael's career high 27-game on-base streak at home ends**

CG #985, Game 77/88, July 8: 0-4. AVG: .306
[2nd/DH/CG]

CG #986, Game 78/89, July 9: 2-4, walk (first plate appearance), single, RBI double. AVG: .308
[2nd/LF/CG9]

CG #987, Game 79/90, July 10: 0-4. AVG: .304
[2nd/LF/CG9]

CG #988, Game 80/91, July 11: 2-4, single (first at bat), run, reached 2nd base on fielding error, run, 2-run single, run. AVG: .307
[2nd/LF/GS4] 

CG #989, Game 81/92, July 12: 1-4, single, stolen base (2nd), run. AVG: .306
[2nd/LF/CG9]

CG #990, Game 82/93, July 13: 2-4, walk (first plate appearance), 2-run double, single, run. AVG: .308
[2nd/LF/CG9]

CG #991, Game 83/94, July 14: 1-4, RBI groundout, single, run. AVG: .308
[2nd/LF/CG9]

CG #992, Game 84/95, July 15: 1-3, walk, run, home run, run. AVG: .308
[2nd/LF/CG9]

2018 All Star Game, July 17: 1-2, single (first at bat), RBI sac fly. AVG: .500
[leadoff/LF: B6-B10/6-GF(10)]

^^Michael came into the game as a defensive substitution in left field in the bottom of the 6th inning and stayed in for the remainder of the game, playing 5 total innings. (the game went 10 innings.)^^

CG #993, Game 85/96, July 20: 0-6, reached on fielder's choice. AVG: .303
[2nd/LF/CG11]

CG #994, Game 86/97, July 21: 1-3, reached on fielder's choice (first at bat), RBI single, run, walk, run. AVG: .303
[2nd/LF/GS5]

CG #995, Game 87/98, July 22: 1-4, double (first at bat). AVG: .302
[2nd/LF/CG8]

CG #996, Game 88/99, July 23: 1-3, single. AVG: .303
[2nd/LF/CG6]

CG #997, Game 89/100, July 24: 0-2, sac bunt (first plate appearance). AVG: .301
[2nd/LF/GS5]

CG #998, Game 90/101, July 25: 1-4, single. AVG: .300
[2nd/LF/CG9]

CG #999, Game 91/102, July 27: 2-5, single, single, run. AVG: .302
[2nd/LF/CG9]

CG #1000, Game 92/103, July 28: 2-4, single (first at bat), single. AVG: .304

CG #1001, Game 93/104, July 29: 1-5, triple (first at bat), run. AVG: .302
[2nd/LF/GS7]

CG #1002, Game 94/105, July 30: 0-5. AVG: .298
[2nd/LF/CG8.1]

CG #1003, Game 95/106, July 31: 0-4, walk (first plate appearance), reached on fielder's choice. AVG: .295
[2nd/LF/CG9]

Game /107, August 1: scheduled day off.

CG #1004, Game 96/108, August 3: 1-5, RBI double (first at bat), run. AVG: .294
[2nd/LF/CG9]

CG #1005, Game 97/109, August 4: 1-2, walk (first plate appearance), walk, RBI single. AVG: .295
[2nd/LF/CG9] 

CG #1006, Game 98/110, August 5: 0-3, walk (first plate appearance), run. AVG: .293
[2nd/LF/CG9]

CG #1007, Game 99/111, August 6: 2-3, single (first at bat), run, single, stolen base (2nd), walk. AVG: .296
[2nd/LF/GS7]

^^Michael was lifted for a pinch runner in the bottom of the 7th inning after drawing a walk.^^

CG #1008, Game 100/112, August 7: 2-3, hit by pitch (first plate appearance), single, single, run. AVG: .299
[2nd/LF/CG9]

CG #1009, Game 101/113, August 8: 0-4, reached on fielding error (first at bat), stolen base (2nd), RBI groundout. AVG: .296
[2nd/LF/CG9]

CG #1010, Game 102/114, August 9: 1-4, walk (first plate appearance), RBI single. AVG: .295
[2nd/LF/CG9] 

^^Michael hit a walk-off single^^

CG #1011, Game 103/115, August 10: 0-3, reached on catcher interference. AVG: .293
[2nd/LF/CG8]

CG #1012, Game 104/116, August 11: 3-4, double, home run, run, single. AVG: .297
[2nd/LF/CG9]

CG #1013, Game 105/117, August 12: 1-3, single (first at bat), run, walk, run, walk. AVG: .298
[2nd/LF/GS7]

^^Michael was lifted for a pinch runner in the top of the 8th inning one batter after drawing a walk.^^

CG #1014, Game 106/118, August 13: 3-6, single, run, RBI double, run, single. AVG: .300
[2nd/LF/CG9]

CG #1015, Game 107/119, August 14: 1-4, walk (first plate appearance), run, single, run. AVG: .300
[2nd/LF/GS8]

CG #1016, Game 108/120, August 15: 1-3, single (first at bat), walk. AVG: .300
[2nd/LF/CG9]

CG #1017, Game 109/121, August 17: 1-2, walk (first plate appearance), run, walk, single. AVG: .301
[2nd/LF/CG9]

CG #1018, Game 110/122, August 18: 0-3, RBI sac fly. AVG: .299
[2nd/LF/CG9]

CG #1019, Game 111/123, August 19: 2-5, single, RBI double, run. AVG: .300
[2nd/LF/GS7]

CG #1020, Game 112/124, August 20: 2-4, 2-run home run, run, single. AVG: .302
[2nd/LF/CG9]

CG #1021, Game 113/125, August 21: 2-4, walk, double, RBI single. AVG: .304
[2nd/LF/CG9]

CG #1022, Game 114/126, August 22: 0-4. AVG: .301
[2nd/LF/CG8]

Game /127, August 23: scheduled day off.

CG #1023, Game 115/128, August 24: 2-4, RBI single, single, walk. AVG: .303
[2nd/LF/CG8]

CG #1024, Game 116/129, August 25: 0-4. AVG: .300
[2nd/LF/CG8]

CG #1025, Game 117/130, August 26: 2-5, single (first at bat), single, walk. AVG: .301
[2nd/LF/CG9]

CG #1026, Game 118/131, August 28: 3-5, reached on fielder's choice (first at bat), single, run, single, single. AVG: .304
[2nd/LF/CG9]

CG #1027, Game 119/132, August 29: 0-4. AVG: .302
[2nd/LF/CG9]

CG #1028, Game 120/133, August 30: 2-4, double, run, double. AVG: .304
[2nd/LF/CG9]

CG #1029, Game 121/134, August 31: 1-4, RBI single. AVG: .303
[2nd/LF/CG9]

CG #1030, Game 122/135, September 1: 2-4, single (first at bat), stolen base (2nd), stolen base (3rd), single, reached on fielding error. AVG: .305
[2nd/LF/CG9] 

CG #1031, Game 123/136, September 2: 1-4, double, run. AVG: .304
[2nd/LF/CG9]

CG #1032, Game 124/137, September 3: 1-4, single. AVG: .304
[2nd/LF/CG9]
Game /138, September 4: scheduled day off.

CG #1033, Game 125/139, September 5: 1-4, single, run. AVG: .303
[2nd/LF/CG9]

Game /140, September 6: didn't take batting practice, out with sore/stiff left foot. he fouled a ball off the top of his foot yesterday in the bottom of the 3rd inning and it stiffened up on the flight to Toronto. he got checked out and is okay, but got the night off to rebound.

September 7: one more night off. Francona was being overprotective, said the foot was fine. injury was actually a bruised left ankle. this was precautionary. he did good work pregame, took batting practice on the field, but Tito elected to keep him off the astroturf.

CG #1034, Game 126/141, September 7: 0-1. AVG: .303
[6th/PH] 

^^Michael did not start this game, but came in to pinch hit in the top of the 10th inning.^^

CG #1035, Game 127/142, September 8: 2-4, walk (first plate appearance), 2-run home run, run, walk, single. AVG: .304
[2nd/LF/CG9]

CG #1036, Game 128/143, September 9: 2-4, single (first at bat), single. AVG: .306
[2nd/LF/CG8]

CG #1037, Game 129/144, September 10: 2-4, walk (first plate appearance), run, single, double. AVG: .307
[2nd/LF/CG8.2]

CG #1038, Game 130/145, September 11: 1-4, single. AVG: .307
[2nd/LF/CG9]

Game /146, September 12: scheduled day off.

CG #1039, Game 131/147, September 14: 0-4, reached on forceout. AVG: .305
[2nd/LF/CG9]

CG #1040, Game 132/148, September 15: 2-3, home run (first at bat), run, walk, run, walk, single, run. AVG: .307
[2nd/LF/GS5]

Game /149, September 16: scheduled day off (day after clinch).

CG #1041, Game 133/150, September 18: 1-4, single. AVG: .306
[2nd/LF/CG9]

CG #1042, Game 134/151, September 19: 0-4, reached on passed ball after SO swinging. AVG: .304
[2nd/LF/CG9]

CG #1043, Game 135/152, September 20: 3-6, home run (first at bat), run, single, stolen base (2nd), run, single. AVG: .306
[2nd/LF/CG11]

CG #1044, Game 136/153, September 21: 2-4, single, bunt single, hit by pitch, run. AVG: .308
[2nd/LF/CG9]

CG #1045, Game 137/154, September 22: 3-6, single (first at bat), single, RBI single. AVG: .310
[2nd/LF/CG11]

^^Michael hit a walk-off single^^

CG #1046, Game 138/155, September 23: 1-5, single, run. AVG: .309
[2nd/LF/GS10]

Game /156, September 24: scheduled day off.

CG #1047, Game 139/157, September 25: 1-2, walk (first plate appearance), double, run. AVG: .309
[2nd/LF/GS5]

^^Michael was removed and subbed out of the game defensively as a precaution before the bottom of the 6th inning after fouling a pitch off his right calf in his at bat in the top of the 4th.^^

CG #1048, Game 140/158, September 26: 1-3, walk, run, RBI sac fly, single. AVG: .309
[2nd/LF/GS6] 

^^Michael was lifted for a pinch runner in the top of the 7th inning after hitting a single.^^

Game /159, September 27: scheduled day off.

CG #1049, Game 141/160, September 28: 1-4, single. AVG: .309
[2nd/LF/GS6]

CG #1050, Game 142/161, September 29: 1-4, single (first at bat), run. AVG: .309
[2nd/LF/GS6]

CG #1051, Game 143/162, September 30: 1-3, hit by pitch, stolen base (2nd), single. AVG: .309
[2nd/LF/GS6] 

^^Michael was lifted for a pinch runner in the top of the 7th inning after hitting a single.^^

~~Michael finished the year with a 9-game hitting streak, 9-game on-base streak, 9-game hitting streak on the road, and 9-game on-base streak on the road~~
~~Michael finished the year with a 74-game errorless streak in the outfield~~



as a Cleveland Indian, Michael had 4,483 plate appearances and 4,055 at bats in 1,051 games (8656.0 innings) over 10 years. in total, he had 1,195 hits, 354 extra base hits, 841 singles, 248 doubles, 19 triples, 87 home runs (2 grand slams), 528 RBI, 40 sac flies, 543 runs, 351 walks, 31 intentional walks, 24 hit by pitches, 118 stolen bases, 30 caught stealing, 12 sac bunts, 92 GIDP, 479 strikeouts, 1,742 total bases, 1,906 putouts, 56 assists, 12 errors, and 12 double plays.

Career batting average with the Indians: .295 (1,195-4,055)
OBP: .351
SLG: .430
OPS: .781

overall career #s with the Cleveland Indians while playing the outfield: 1906 putouts, 56 assists, 12 errors, 12 double plays, .994 fielding percentage (8656.0 innings, 1003 games)

overall career #s with the Cleveland Indians while playing left field: 1104 putouts, 48 assists, 6 errors, 9 double plays, .995 fielding percentage (5694.2 innings, 672 games)
 
overall career #s with the Cleveland Indians while playing center field: 802 putouts, 8 assists, 6 errors, 3 double plays, .993 fielding percentage (2961.1 innings, 356 games)


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Brantley's Career Batting Order Position & LF/CF/PH/DH #s as an Indian


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