The Cleveland Indians need the guys they count on to step it up offensively. One guy is Carlos Santana, in Toronto Santana went 1 for 8 at the plate. The Cleveland Indians lost two of the three games they played north of the border and the last was a complete shut out 3-0. The Tribe left runners on base plenty of times in-game three. Santana who last year could come through in a pinch has started the second half slumping miserably.
If the Indians plan on making a move they may have to get to the trade table and bring someone in who can hit consistently. Carlos Santana isn't having the good season we saw him have last year. Tribe Skipper Manny Acta may have to consider sitting his young slugger down for a while in favor of catcher Lou Marson. In Santana's last 10 games he has gone 6 for 32, not exactly the kind of numbers the team needs to get in the race.
I know there is a lot of baseball to be played this season, the point is Santana needs to regain his focus. Seems to me that after he got his new contract we haven't seen him produce lie we all know he can. The last ten games Carlos Santana is only hitting .188 and on the season he is hitting .218. Are you kidding me? Maybe Acta has to give his young gun a little time at first base to groove his swing, he sure isn't getting it done from behind the plate. It could be pitchers aren't throwing to Santana the way they did last year, he is drawing some walks. Cleveland needs Carlos to make some adjustments and hit the baseball.
Simply put the Cleveland Indians don't have the depth of talent to have Santana struggling the way he is. We need him and we need him quickly....
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