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Indians finish 2019 season with 8-2 loss in against Nationals

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So it goes.

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Washington Nationals Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

With today’s drubbing at the hands of the Washington Nationals, the Cleveland Indians’ 2019 season comes to a close.

Bright spots in today’s game: Francisco Lindor hit a double and a home run. Jake Bauers hit a couple of singles.

That’s... pretty much it.

Mike Clevinger turned in one of his worst starts of the season, allowing six runs in 5.2 IP. He gave up six hits while walking two and striking out only four. Meanwhile, Kevin Plawecki allowed five stolen bases, throwing out nobody.

There will be more to talk about in the coming week or so as we break down the season, but it’s a bit of an understatement to say that the way that it ended is frustrating. Seven days ago it seemed possible that the Indians could put together a run, make it to the postseason, and possibly contend. After seeing the last few games I’m actually kind of glad we don’t have to watch the Tribe get dunked on in the playoffs again.

Tribe Tidbits

  • The Indians were outscored 42-11 in their final 5 games. They allowed at least 8 runs in every game. This also coincides with the team’s only 5-game losing streak all season, and the first since since a six-game slide from July 23-28, 2015
  • Bradley Zimmer badly misplayed a ball at one point but he hasn’t played in several decades and nothing matters.
  • Baby shark do do do do do do

Next up for the Indians: they take on the Detroit Tigers on March 26th, 2020 in Cleveland.