The Cleveland Indians have now lost twice as many games than they have won. Brett Myers, got the start in Houston last night and he didn’t pitch that bad. In true Tribe fashion he was the victim of the long ball.
Myers, gave up the long ball, twice in the second inning. The first was a home run hit by Houston’s J.D. Martinez, it was a 2 runs blast that drove in Carlos Pena giving the Astros a 2-0 lead over the Cleveland Indians.
Then Myers gave up a home run to Houston’s Rick Ankiel to make it 3-0 Astros. The Indians offense did what it has done most of the season, they went missing.
The only runs the Indians scored came off a Lonnie Chisenhall home run in the 4th inning that drove in Indians first baseman Mark Reynolds. That was it, the Indians couldn’t score anymore runs in the game and they lost their 10th game of the season taking the team to a season high of 5 losses in a row.
The Indians started a 10 game road trip last night in Houston and things have to improve with the Indians offense if they expect to start winning again. The Indians are 5 games below .500 and the teams new manager Terry Francona has to find a way to get these guys fired up offensively.
There was a great deal of excitement coming into the 2013 season that is starting to dissipate among Indians fans. It is starting to look like the same old team we have watched each season. The only difference so far, is the team is losing early in the season.
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