Yes, they lost last night. No, it’s not the end of the world. That being said, the Indians really do need to win this afternoon’s match-up against the Royals, not only to keep their record above .500 but to keep the Royals at bay. The Tribe is still in 2nd place in the AL Central, 2.5 games behind Detroit. The Royals are 3.0 games. Coming out of this mini-series tied for second place is not an option. Trevor Bauer1-2, 4.08 ERA) goes up against Yardano Ventura (3-5, 3.41). They’re both very young pitchers who’ve had ups and downs. Bauer had a tough 2nd inning in his last start, allowing four runs, then retired 15 in a row without allowing a hit. Let’s hope we see more of that retiring 15 batters in a row without a hit stuff today.
Let the Airing of Grievances (or Celebration) begin below.