The Cleveland Indians offense isn't producing the same kind of numbers we saw just days ago. For some reason they are in a slump. The team lost to the Phillies last night to drop their second game in a row and they only put 2 runs on the board.
The last time the Indians played the Phillies, they put 20 runs on the board in the 2 game series. Last night they were lucky to put 2 runs on the board. Michael Bourn had 5 at bats and only had one hit. Jason Kipnis went 0 for 3, these are 2 guys the Tribe needs to produce some hits.
Mark Reynolds, the guy who has been the Indians home run and RBI machine went hit-less in the game also. The Indians offense has to find a way to be more consistent. Lately it has been all or nothing for Cleveland.
They faced some good pitching and were able to put a lot of runs on the board. So you can't say it comes down to good pitching stopping good hitting. The Indians aren't going to be able to stay in first place if they can't figure out a way to produce some more offense.
The Indians starting pitching has done a good job this far into the season, but they aren't good enough to only have one or two runs from the offense. The team needs run support. The Indians play the Phillies again today at noon. Hopefully they will be able to find the missing offense and put enough runs on the board to split the 2 game series.
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