This is what is so frustrating about our Indians. Here they are, winners of seven of nine, going for a sweep of the Minnesota Twins with their ace Corey Kluber on the mound and the offense can’t even muster a single scoring chance outside of a solo blast from Zach Walters. Despite the 4-1 loss at Target Field, the Tribe still won another series and that is what is important right now.
You had hoped for better, but for some reason of late, when the offense sees Kluber on the mound, the bats turn into noodles. Over his past three starts while Corey was still in the game, the Wahoo offense has scored four runs. We are so used to Kluber being all but perfect that you feel as though two runs should get it done. Thursday afternoon he was off, which is still better than most other options. Kluber hasn’t walked more more than two batters since June 15 in Boston and hadn’t allowed more than two runs in a start since July 11th. Wednesday afternoon he walked four and gave up three earned runs. He was due for something of a clunker, but really it was just two hits that did him in. [Read more...]