I've never seen two pitchers on the same team pull up lame in the same game, much less the same inning. 10 pitches apart. That has got to be demoralizing.
Worse, the Indians now look eminently beatable. We've lost that psychological edge that powerful teams have that makes opponents nervous. Opposing hitters now believe they can tee off on our pitchers, and until we prove otherwise they're going to swing with confidence.
It's too early to be worried. This is a veteran team that won't panic. In a way it will be fun to see some new faces. Some will disappoint, others, I hope, will soar.
Still, these last two games stung.