How much more of this are we supposed to take in a one month period? Once again, on a night where their starting pitcher went eight scoreless, the toothless offense failed to show and the Indians lost yet another heart breaker, 3-1 against the Boston Red Sox, now winners of 11 straight. Last night was just another example of why this team is a mediocre outfit.
It’s been said many times already this year, but the sign of a bad team is one that can’t put it all together on the same night. Last night was the “we can pitch, but we can’t hit” version of the ’09 Tribe. While Cliff Lee was putting up zero after zero on the board during his eight innings of work, the Indian attack couldn’t touch old man Tim Wakefield, who’s knuckle-ball was tying them up in knots. The 42- year old gave up just one hit, a Victor Martinez single in the first. Yep, that’s right, the Wahoo offense spent the next six innings flailing away at the knuckler to the tune of ZERO hits. Even with the four walks, they couldn’t get that one big hit to drive home a run. [Read more...]