After last nights loss to the Tigers, it was so silent in the Indians club house you could hear the air being pushed through the vents. The players say a short memory comes in handy, but the real problem is getting rid of the disappointment.
The Indians tried to say they will shake off last nights loss, but guys like Michael Bourn said the loss hurts, he went on to say, the Indians need to win games like these. He said the series against the Tigers is important and you have to win these games.
He is right, the Indians should have won the game. They were leading with only one inning to play and they lost. It was a turn in emotions that the Tribe has to overcome in less than 24 hours. It isn't going to be easy but they know they have 3 games left against Detroit.
Tonight the Indians will send Masterson to the mound and the Tigers are going to send Verlander in for the start. The Indians have had their problems with Verlander this season but they have hit him before.
Tonight the Indians offense needs to attack Verlander early. They have to make him throw a lot of pitches to wear him down. If they can get on the board early and Masterson pitches well, the Tribe will be competitive.
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