Late this past Saturday afternoon, the Cleveland Indians found themselves sitting on top of the AL Central. It was quite an impressive feat, especially considering the fact the team’s pitching – seen by many as Cleveland’s bread and butter – hasn’t been performing as well as everyone had predicted. While Danny Salazar and Josh Tomlin have been putting forth quality campaigns, inconsistency has plagued the rest of the rotation.
No matter, the Indians had still clawed their way to first place in the division. Unfortunately, fans could only celebrate for a few hours, as Cleveland has lost every game since. Thanks to a combination of minimal offense and sub-par pitching, the Tribe fell from first to third in the span of three days. The team, as a whole, looks to be in a legit funk and is need of a boost heading into this weekend’s series with the first-place Kansas City Royals.
Said boost may be coming in the form of starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco, who makes his return from injury tomorrow night.