With the Cleveland Indians constantly being on the cusp of a playoff run for so long, one would think they had some recent winning streaks. One would be wrong. Despite winning 10 games in the month of September, the Tribe only has two winning "streaks" – twice they won two games in a row. They have also never had a winning record their playoff push.
They have made it to .500 exactly several times, starting back on September 12. Well, the first half of September 12 to be exact. The first game was a scheduled 1:00 p.m. game against the Detroit Tigers while the second was a makeup game for an earlier rainout. The Tribe took the first with a convincing 7-2 win and found themselves at that mythical .500 mark with their 70-70 record. Less than 12 hours after the first game’s conclusion, they lost the second and were back to a sub-.500 tally.
Since then, the Indians have infuriatingly gone in a win-loss-win-loss-win pattern for the past seven games. Blowouts, close games, everything has happened, but never two losses or two wins a row. It's been a roller-coaster of emotions over the past week.