The Cleveland Indians faced the Los Angeles Angels in-game 2 last night. The Tribe sent Josh Tomlin to the mound. Tomlin had a rough outing. He was rocked for 11 hits and 6 runs (5 earned) in the 5-1/3 innings he pitched.
It wasn't his best effort, and the Indians win streak came to a halt, as they dropped game 2 to LA 9-3. The Indians offense put 7 hits on the board, but clearly there was something missing without Michael Brantley in the line-up.
The Indians didn't take advantage of another Detroit loss. The Kansas City Royals are now sitting on top of the AL Central. Cleveland is in 3rd place, trailing by 3 games, and the Tigers are 1/2 of a game out.
The Indians are still trying to get their starting pitching rotation to perform. They have been inconsistent this season and you can see that by the roller coaster ride they've been on this year.
They have 2 games left against the Angels, and they need to win them both. It's starting to look like the American League Central is going to be a 3 team race.
Cleveland has a shot, but they must have better pitching. The Indians should have made a move this off-season to bring in another guy, but we all know the Indians can't spend the kind of money on pitchers, like the contending teams do.
It's going to get interesting come the All-Star break. After which the real race starts. If the Indians can hand in until then, I like their chances this season.
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