That was about as bad a start to the second half as possible. The Tribe played uglier than the field conditions on Friday with their 6-1 loss. Tonight was simply a summary of our whole season in one game. The Indians were 0-10 with RISP, which is more of the same. This game quite frankly was in trouble almost from the beginning; as soon as the Reds scored early, the game was all but over. The Indians have had so much trouble coming back from a deficit this season, and tonight was more of the same.
Trevor Bauer, who is usually lights out on the road, struggled mightily as he gave up 5 ER in just 4 IP amidst a rain delay. It is tough for the Indians staff as of late because they have to be nearly perfect to give the team a chance due to the lack of run support. Cincinnati’s starter Mike Leake hurt Cleveland with his arm and his bat tonight. He went six strong innings giving up only one run, while driving in three from the plate.
The offense is struggling so much right now up and down the lineup. Brandon Moss highlights this cold streak in that he is 0-for-his-last-19. Yan Gomes has an average of just .219. Urshela also has struggled as of late and went 0-4 tonight. The Tribe had just six hits as a team, and they could not bunch them together which is again, more of the same. Tomorrow, the Indians look to rebound when they send the Klubot the mound against Anthony DeSclafani and the feisty Reds.