From time to time, each of us has to do things he or she doesn’t like to do. Things like taking out the trash, weeding the garden, or cleaning the toilet. Things that no one likes to do, but things which need to be done.
Things like writing a recap of an Indians loss.
Despite a solid pitching performance by team ace Corey Kluber, who allowed just two runs in 7 2/3 innings of work, the Indians lost to the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday evening by a score of 6-2. They lost partly because the bullpen, one of the best in baseball, gave up four runs at the end of the game. But at least as guilty was the Indians offense, which eked out an anemic three hits. The sole bright spot was an Edwin Encarnacion homer in the eighth inning. Via Twitter, mlb.com’s Indians reporter Jordan Bastian said it best:
There’s really not a lot more that can or should be said about this game. Kluber was very good. Joe Smith, who gave up three runs on three hits in one inning pitched, and Bryan Shaw, who gave up a home run in the ninth, were not. But you can’t win games if you don’t score runs, and even without that dismal four-run ninth inning, the Indians lose this game 2-1, so let’s save a little bit of anger for the Indians hitters, too.
This isn’t much of a recap, and I apologize for that. You readers deserve better, and usually you get better. But I just don’t have it in me to write more about this game.