That sucked. I don’t know if the Indians forgot what day we play on… but man that was bad. Game 4 didn’t have much to complain about, but game 5 was just something else. Well, here’s three “positives” and three negatives from last night’s loss to the Angels.
Jose Ramirez finally roped a 2 run homer to get his first hit of the season! That’s great, but that was the Indians only hit of the entire game. Literally the only hit. The third batter of the game got a hit, then NOBODY else did. Ugh.
Pitching was rough, and that’s a pretty nice way to put it. Josh Tomlin started the game and got absolutely shelled. Tomlin somehow made it through 3 innings, but that doesn’t mean anything if you give up 8 runs. Tomlin’s “nasty” 80 mph fastball looked like a basketball to Angels’ hitters. They knocked 4 home runs off him before Carl Willis finally pulled the plug on a horrendous first start. The only pitcher that looked decent was Matt Belisle. He worked through his two innings without giving up a single hit and struck out a man.
The next negative goes to Dan Otero. Otero is supposed to hold down down the bullpen and be the Tribe’s steady hand. He hasn’t done that this year boasting an over 10.00 ERA. The back end of the bullpen needs to step up in order for the Indians to have any success this year.
I’ll be finishing up this review with a positive. Tonight we managed to witness history. Shohei Otani hit his first career Home Run in America off Josh Tomlin. This could be the first of many in what looks to be an illustrious career for the Japanese superstar. Also, Tomlin did a great job looking out for all of Cleveland, making sure none of us wanted to stay up and watch the rest of the game. Thanks Josh!
Next Game: 4/4 vs LA Angles. Corey Kluber (0-1) 2.25 ERA vs Tyler Skaggs (1-0) 0.00 ERA
As Always, GO TRIBE
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