Santana and Chisenhall Combine for 3 Errors, Tribe Shut Out
They’ve done it again. Every time the Cleveland Indians go on a winning streak of any kind, they immediately collapse and lose all the momentum they gained. It’s heartbreaking, and about the fifth or sixth time we’ve seen it this year. This loss was pretty embarassing though, as routine plays turned into runs for the Reds and the Tribe couldn’t muster a single run against a pitcher who’s been struggling all year. Homer Bailey pitched seven scoreless innings to defeat TJ House (who actually had a pretty solid outing), the Indians went 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position, and Michael Brantley had the team’s only extra-base hit.
Michael Brantley had a good day, smacking a double and picking up another outfield assist. And although it didn’t seem like it at times, TJ House actually made a pretty good start, working around errors the best that he could as we all watched his pitch count climb due to stupid mistakes.
Errors, poor situational hitting and another hitless day for Nick Swisher. Nothing new for this year. I’m confused as to why Nick Swisher continues to receive playing time.
Check It Out
-David Murphy batted in the number 2 spot in an unusual lineup configuration
-Nick Swisher saw only 9 pitches the whole game, as his plate discipline continues to freefall
-Yan Gomes continued his hitting streak with a single