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Friday, May 24, 2019

Indians’ struggles continue as painful collision leads to Rays’ inside-the-park homer

Despite posting a 25-24 record this season, 2019 really hasn’t been the Cleveland Indians year.

Because of injuries, inconsistency and their own lack of urgency during the offseason, the Indians have looked much closer to average than a team hoping to win its fourth straight AL Central title.

Thursday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays did nothing to change that perception. In fact, one painful play only further highlighted Cleveland’s malaise.

Indians outfielders Leonys Martin and Oscar Mercado experienced a malfunction at the junction while attempting to chase down Kevin Kiermaier’s flyball in the sixth inning. The result of which led to a painful collision and allowed Kiermaier to race around the bases with a game-breaking three-run inside-the-park home run.

Are we sure this isn’t Major League, but happening in the real world?

QLE Posted: May 24, 2019 at 07:29 AM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: indians, kevin kiermaier, leonys martin, oscar mercado

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   1. base ball chick Posted: May 24, 2019 at 10:35 PM (#5845545)
i said a lil sumthin to mah tribe fan friendes about how it is a good thing to have ballplayers who can hit and field but they just shrugged and pointed to the pitching and i sez - good pitchers have bad years and also, injuries happen and then there is no hitting and no pitching and this is not a good thing

they disbelieved me, i guess
   2. akrasian Posted: May 25, 2019 at 01:45 AM (#5845562)
Despite posting a 25-24 record this season, 2019 really hasn’t been the Cleveland Indians year.

Because of injuries, inconsistency and their own lack of urgency during the offseason, the Indians have looked much closer to average than a team hoping to win its fourth straight AL Central title.


Umm, 25-24 is pretty darn close to average. I'm guessing the writer never actually took a statistics course.
   3. Bote Man Posted: May 25, 2019 at 08:46 AM (#5845567)
In case you haven't noticed, and judging by the attendance you haven't, the Indians have managed to win a few ball games, and are nowhere near the cellar.
   4. Cowboy Popup Posted: May 25, 2019 at 05:14 PM (#5845613)
What broke Trevor Bauer? His numbers look like Wild Thing's. He need glasses?
   5. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: May 26, 2019 at 09:41 AM (#5845759)
Indians outfielders Leonys Martin and Oscar Mercado

Well you see, that's your problem right there.

Michael Brantley has out-WARed the entire Indians OF by 2.1 to -0.5.
   6. Tom Nawrocki Posted: May 26, 2019 at 12:59 PM (#5845776)
Jose Ramirez is not likely to continue hitting .200 all season.
   7. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: May 26, 2019 at 01:07 PM (#5845777)
It's the Curse of Trevor Bauer. Nuf sed.
   8. Davo Posted: May 26, 2019 at 02:56 PM (#5845790)
6- True, but that’s not gonna solve the problem of Jordan Luplow being their best outfielder.
   9. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: May 26, 2019 at 06:20 PM (#5845825)
6- True, but that’s not gonna solve the problem of Jordan Luplow being their best outfielder.

That's not fair, I mean who knew they were going to have to play 3 OFs each and every game?

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