Yesterday, the Cleveland Indians did not play baseball, which means it was next to impossible for them to lose by 1 run yet again. Today starts a new home stand, so hopefully the Tribe can turn around their recent string of losses. The Detroit Tigers are in town starting today, which, depending on how you look at it, can be a good thing or a bad thing. Regardless, let's get to the news!
I agree with Kipnis in that the team will have a short memory, and I hope that the fans do too. Although the best way to make everyone forget about the most recent home trip is to have a dominating home stand.
Between the high number of strikeouts, the disappointing road trip, and the team "doing the little things", beat reporter Jordan Bastian had a lot to talk about in the most recent edition of the Indians Inbox.
Despite having a better April than in recent seasons, the Cleveland Indians find themselves in need of a string of wins and fast. Zack Meisel takes a look at some of the key contributing factors to the Tribe's play as of late.
Around The League
- It looks like Pablo Sandoval won't be back on the field until, at the earliest, next season.
- Another player, this time RHP Josh Ravin from the Dodgers, has been suspended 80 games for PED usage.
- Right fielder for the Texas Rangers, Nomar
GarciaparraMazara, is looking to prove to everyone that he is the next big thing in baseball.
- And finally, LGFT Bartolo Colon, with his 220nd career win over the Atlanta Braves, passed Pedro Martinez to become the second all-time career win leader among Dominican-born pitchers (Juan Marichal sits at number 1 with 243 wins).