The weekend series in Miami was kind of glossed over coming in. The Indians arrived in Little Havana with an eight-game winning streak and all kinds of momentum. They knew they had the first place Detroit Tigers coming to Cleveland on Monday, and a let down against the Marlins, one of baseball’s worst teams, could have easily occurred. With the DH not in play this weekend (more on that in a little), the Tribe’s depth would be tested.
So how would they respond? Friday night’s domination by Miami’s Jose Fernandez not withstanding, the Indians took the series and showed some real grit in doing so. The bullpen stepped up big time, backing two solid starts Saturday and Sunday. Wins and losses are all that matters right now, and the Wahoos won two of three. If your team can take two out of every three, that is a .667 clip which you would LOVE and sign up for all day.
More things are becoming clear with this club and manager Terry Francona has figured out the right mix with the position players. Now if they could get that bullpen back to its old form….So before we head into this huge series with the Tigers, let us look back at the weekend that was in Wahooland. [Read more...]