First day without Tribe baseball for a long time. I’m not loving this feeling.
Indians 3, Astros 11
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The better team won with authority. It was not the Cleveland Indians.
Impending Tribe free agents reflect on tenure | MLB
A lot of familiar faces will be gone next season. And they all, at one point, played crucial roles for the Cleveland Indians over the years. For better or worse, it’s the end of a relatively successful era and it sucks to end with such a whimper.
Brantley savors playoff run after beating injuries | MLB
If this is the last time we see Michael Brantley in a Cleveland uniform, I’m happy that he went out healthy and in top form as opposed to wasting away on the DL. Thanks for everything, Doctor Smooth.
The Cleveland Indians, with a whisper, vanish from the 2018 playoffs: Doug Lesmerises | Cleveland.com
Everything that could go wrong did go wrong.
What happened in Game 3 of the ALDS between the Cleveland Indians and the Houston Astros? | Cleveland.com
The Indians didn’t hit, field, or pitch (bullpen) well. The Astros did all of those things well.
Cleveland Indians season ends in sad shadows of October - Terry Pluto | Cleveland.com
The Astros wanted to stop the Indians’ top four hitters, and they mostly did | Cleveland.com
Aside from Lindor’s two home runs, the top of the lineup virtually disappeared entirely. Hard to win when your offensive machine falls out of the car and explodes.
Jose Ramirez failed in the playoffs again, and the Indians can’t win without him: Doug Lesmerises | Cleveland.com
I really hope Jose Ramirez figures out what is going over the winter because his play over the last almost two months was absolutely painful to watch.
Playoff redemption for Francisco Lindor was not enough to carry Cleveland Indians in 2018 ALDS | Cleveland.com
It’s very, very hard to win when the only player generating offense is the leadoff man. Oh, and Lindor bunted again at a horrible time.
Will free agency beat up the Cleveland Indians more than the Houston Astros did in the ALDS? | Cleveland.com
I don’t want to think about this anymore.
- The Dodgers have eliminated the Braves and will face off against the Brewers in Game 1 of the NLCS this Friday.
- In happier news, the Yankees got clobbered worse than the Indians on Monday night. Boston leads series 2-1
Around the league
- Angel Hernandez is still bad at being an umpire.
- Luis Severino only had eight minutes to warm up on Monday, but he’s saying he wasn’t rushed.
- Brocktober has arrived with the first cycle in postseason history (as we all predicted).
Baseball sucks right now, so here are two tweets from two of my favorite Twitter accounts.
This is Ziggy. He sneaks into the fridge sometimes. Enjoys being cool and in close proximity to snacks at the same time. 12/10 extremely relatable pic.twitter.com/ylzpJ9eSnl— WeRateDogs™ (@dog_rates) October 9, 2018
gooooob morning. it is a new day. a new chance. for you to change the world. i would do it myself. but then who would watch the skittle. under the fridge— ♡ Thoughts of Dog (@dog_feelings) October 8, 2018
Who are you bandwagoning for the remainder of the playoffs?
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Los Angeles Dodgers
The Meteor (you aren’t allowed to choose Boston or New York)