Winless Indians Drop Another

The Cleveland Indians dropped to 0-4 to start the 2009 campaign.  After a lengthy rain delay, Cleveland fought all the way back to tie the game at 7.  However, Toronto batted around in the 8th inning to secure a 13-7 victory over The Tribe.

Alex Rios got on track as most hitters seem to do against Indians pitching so far in this young season.  Rios and Adam Lind had 4 RBI each and Marco Scutaro homered for the Jays.

Blame it on a rain delay which didn’t allow the game that started at 4:05 to end after 11:30.  Eight runs in 4 2/3 innings is unacceptable from the bullpen. 

The 0-4 start is the worrst since 1985.  Eric Wedge remains optimistic.  I think unless the pitching staff eats their Wheaties, this will be a long year.  The Indians got home runs from Travis Hafner, Shin Soo Choo, and Victor Martinez.  Seven runs is plenty and should be enough to win a game.  Unfortunately, the pitching has been awful and giving up a six run eighth will never help a team win.

Classic pitching matchup at Progressive Field today as 2008 Cy Young winner Cliff Lee does battle against one of the all-time greats of our era, Roy Halladay.  First pitch is at 1.

Tags: 2009 Cleveland Indians Adam Lind Alex Rios Eric Wedge Marco Scutaro Roy Halladay Shin Soo Choo Toronto Blue Jays Travis Hafner Victor Martinez

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