With just 60 games to work with this season, the Cleveland Indians’ chances of contending are going to live and die by the rotation. While a few formidable hitters are littered throughout their lineup, the starting pitching is what gives them the best chance to hang with the reigning division champion Twins.
Said chance may have improved a bit after the first run through the Indians’ rotation. In fact, if the numbers produced by Cleveland’s starters can be maintained, it’s not just Minnesota who needs to be concerned.
To be blunt — what we’ve seen so far from the Indians’ rotation isn’t just impressive, it’s absurd.