The Indians and the Browns won. There’s only so many times in my life where I will get to write that so I had to start this blog off by saying that. But more importantly, the Browns are over .500 for the first time in 2,114 days and the Indians clinched home-field advantage in the first round of the playoffs. Let’s start off by breaking down the Browns.
The Browns did exactly what they needed to against the Football Team (feels kinda dumb calling them that). Nick Chubb was able to dominate the run game, and the defense made Dwayne Haskins look worse then usual.
You might be saying to yourself: “who cares that the Browns won, they just beat Washington”. You’d be half correct if you said that. The Football Team is definitely trying to tank, but that doesn’t mean their young core wasn’t trying to win. We went out and looked like the better team from start to finish, and now get to go down to Dallas with a winning record. No complaints about the Brownies.
Now we have my favorite Cleveland sports team, the Indians. The Tribe had another comeback against the Pirates, winning 8-6 and finished the year with a 35-25 record. Before I breakdown their upcoming playoff series, I need to have a subtle brag. Every year my family always predicts the Indians’ record, and I nailed it spot on.
Alright, I’m done showing off. Where was I…? Oh yeah, playoffs. The Indians clinched the number 4 seed today and will be going up against the New York Yankees. I’m going to be brutally honest, that just sucks. It pains me to say it, but I still think the Bronx Bombers are the best team in the AL; however, with that being said, catching them in the first round is a best-case scenario.
The longer this series would have gone on, the more issues we would have seen with the Indians’ depth. Not only that, I have full faith in Shane Beiber for game one. After, either Plesac or Beiber needing to step up and win one of the next two games. I want to believe that we can take 2 out of 3 from the Yankees, but I don’t have too much confidence.
Even if I don’t have much faith in the Indians, I’m still very excited to watch the Indians in the playoffs. It’s also nice to know the entire MLB will be cheering for us to take down the evil empire. Hopefully, our aces can deal, and we can pull off the upset, but for now, we have to appreciate the good that came from today, and that was two Cleveland winners.
Game 1: Shane Beiber (8-1) 1.63 ERA vs Gerrit Cole (7-3) 2.84 ERA
Game 2: Carlos Carrasco (3-4) 2.91 ERA vs Masahiro Tanaka (3-3) 3.56 ERA
Game 3 (IF NEEDED): Zach Plesac (4-2) 2.28 ERA vs J.A. Happ (2-2) 3.47 ERA
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