Wow. Just wow. What a fun time to be a Tribe fan. We’ve got . . .
15 game winning steak, a franchise record
84-56 record, just 2.5 back for American League home field in the playoffs
Unbelievably good ace, who has 14 double-digit strikeout games this season
Frankie Lindor. Jose Ramirez. Plenty of depth. Exciting rookies. Amazing back-end of our bullpen. Wow wow wow!
Our Indians had themselves a night Thursday, defeating the Chicago White Sox 11-2 to set the winning streak record. The 15 game streak is the longest in baseball in 15 years.
Corey Kluber earned the win, his 15th of the year (15’s are wild!!!), and had his usual electric stuff. Kluber allowed just two runs (both coming in the first inning) over seven innings, striking out 13. The right-hander now owns a 2.57 ERA with 235 K’s in just 176.1 innings. That’s absurd BTW.
The Indians offense decided it was home run Thursday, blasting five bombs off the run-down White Sox pitching staff. Edwin Encarnacion’s 33rd of the year (a three-run laser shot to left field) came in the first inning. Lindor added a homer in the second, hitting a 89 mph non-sinker 424 feet into the Chicago night. Rookie Erik Gonzalez added two homers of his own, giving him four on the season, along with fellow rookie Greg Allen, who’s 397 ft home run was the first of his career.
The chase for 16 heads home, as the Tribe will return back to Cleveland to welcome the Baltimore Orioles to town for a three-game set. Mike Clevinger will start for the Indians and is 2-0 with a 2.20 ERA in his last three starts. Keep it going Mike!