Did the Tribe Win Last Night? No. The Tigers scored twice in the first and never trailed, beating the Indians 8-6 on Sunday afternoon in the rubber match of the three game series.
In his second start since being hit in the jaw by a line drive in a game against the Chicago White Sox on April 14, Carlos Carrasco pitched 4.1 innings, allowing five runs on nine hits. He walked two, struck out five, and found himself pitching out of jams all afternoon.
Ryan Raburn remained hot at the plate for the Tribe, going 2-4 with a double, run scored, and RBI. However, he was also thrown out at third base twice on plays that could have changed the outcome of the game.
Today continues DTTWLN’s three week examination of the Indians’ 2014 season and where it fell short of the playoff expectations established last winter. The staff will examine where the season went wrong and the challenges the front office faces to make the Indians contenders in 2015.
A few years ago, everyone was quoting the line that closed the viral “Cleveland Tourism Video”: “At least we’re not Detroit — We’re not Detroit!”
Economically? Sure, that’s a plus. But this season, when it came to baseball?
Cleveland did not have bragging rights.