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At least they didn’t lose by 15

Morning news and notes for Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Divisional Round - Houston Astros v Cleveland Indians - Game Three Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images

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.

Tribe news

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 |

Everything that could go wrong did go wrong.

What happened in Game 3 of the ALDS between the Cleveland Indians and the Houston Astros? |

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 |


The Astros wanted to stop the Indians’ top four hitters, and they mostly did |

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 |

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 |

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? |

I don’t want to think about this anymore.

Playoff Updates

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Baseball sucks right now, so here are two tweets from two of my favorite Twitter accounts.


Who are you bandwagoning for the remainder of the playoffs?

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    Milwaukee Brewers
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