Here’s to a great week!
Twins 4, Indians 0
Yuck. A lousy game that finished up a lousy series. Josh Tomlin gave up four runs over 5 2⁄3 innings and the Tribe’s offense struggled again. With the loss, the Indians are now 39-35 on the season.
The good guys were 1-23 with RISP over the series. Double yuck.
Time for another wake-up call. From Zack Meisel:
Maybe this time, the Indians will answer it. Maybe the club will hold more meetings, more sessions to air frustration. The regular season is nearly half over, after all, and the Indians keep pressing the snooze button.
A 14-game winning streak vaulted the Indians into more prominent conversations last summer. Those franchise-record stretches don't grow on trees, though.
"This isn't last year," Tribe manager Terry Francona said Sunday. "Last year has nothing to do with this year."
The Indians suggested they understood that fact during spring training, when they discussed their desire to move past their World Series run (and ultimate disappointment). Francona mentioned how he didn't want the Summer 2017 talk to center on the Autumn 2016 accomplishments.
The guys gathered in the club lounge at Progressive Field and reminisced about more than just all the wins.