The Cleveland Indians lost a tough one last night in Seattle. It wasn't because of anything their starting pitcher Trevor Bauer did. Heck Bauer pitched a fantastic game. He worked 6 innings, striking out 10 batters.
He allowed just 2 earned runs, on 6 hits. The only time the Mariners were able to scores, was in the 6th inning off a home run ball that scored both runs. Terry Francona couldn't ask more of Bauer. He is turning into just what the Indians thought he could be when they picked him up a couple of years ago.
Bauer is now showing signs of being a solid pitcher in the Indians starting rotation.
The Cleveland Indians couldn't get their offense going. You hate to see the Tribe lose these one run games. Cleveland only had 3 hits in the game. Kipnis went 1 for 3. Brantley was 0 for 4, and there were plenty of others who couldn't hit Seattle pitcher Taijuan Walker who worked for 8 innings.
The Indians offense needs to find consistency. This is the same problem the team has faced for the past 3 seasons. You see them have a blow out games, and then they can't find one run.
With the loss the Indians fall to 22-26 on the season and 12-12 on the road. Hopefully the bats will start hitting soon. Cleveland has a huge hole to climb out of, but there is plenty of baseball left to do it.
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