It’s been a while since I did this, since the few Indians losses over the past month have happened to coincide with days where I’ve been particularly busy. That’s a good problem to have, of course. Now, though, they’ve lost two straight to their biggest division rival, and I’m sure some people are panicking. I am not one of them. Why?
<!--[if !supportLists]-->1) <!--[endif]-->Game 1 was sort of a bust, but every once in a while you’re just not going to be able to touch the other pitcher and it’s not your fault. The big positive for me out of that one was the performance of Corey Kluber, which was much, much improved from the last time he faced the Tigers. He’s once again making me not want to switch him out for Brett Myers.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->2) <!--[endif]-->My take on Game 2 was that the Indians would have won this game against pretty much any team but the Tigers, and that they didn’t get any of the breaks but still managed to make it interesting. The circumstances made if feel much worse than it was. Fielder’s double just landing fair, Dirks somehow catching up to that ball in the gap, and Bourn having the ball bounce off his glove were the only real difference in the game. In the Mariners series the Tribe got some huge breaks, and that evened out a little here.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->3) <!--[endif]-->David Huff’s implosion last night most likely marks the end of his tenure with the Tribe. He was supposed to be the long man, but he wasn’t even reliable enough to do that. It is the end of an era, one that was not very awesome. Now we will have a new, more awesome era. Let’s wish him all the best and hope he can turn things around on another team.