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Cleveland Indians: Tribe rally against the Rays is too little too late

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We hope you spent your Labor Day weekend doing something productive. If so then here is a recap of how annoying watching the Cleveland Indians can be.

The Cleveland Indians play an early game tomorrow so you don’t have to sit on this loss too long. But we need to talk about how annoying this game was. After the loss yesterday one would think the Indians would come out today with chips on their shoulders.

Instead the Tribe came out flat today. They had one hit through the first six innings. The offense looked half-asleep, Jose Ramirez and Francisco Lindor look to be stuck in a slump that never ends. Carlos Carrasco was also in a slump today, allowing five runs.

Watching Indians’ pitching slump like this has become a nuisance. Without Trevor Bauer the tribe rotation struggle has been nothing short of annoying. Shane Bieber dealt with e same struggles last night, and it appears that Terry Francona is keeping some of his starters in for too long.

Meanwhile bullpen arms like Adam Cimber, Neil Ramirez, and Tyler Olsen have simply become painful to watch. Cimber has a 5.06 ERA since coming to Cleveland, Tyler Olsen has actually pitched fairly well in the last two months but it’s not without its panic attacks. Neil Ramirez has been a complete atrocity since June. He had a 7.36 ERA in July, 5.68 in August, and September is off to a bad start for him as well.

At this point the Indians as a whole look disinterested at times. Hopefully the addition of Josh Donaldson makes things interesting for the team. It makes things interesting for the players. The team has tried to keep things interesting, scoring late in the ninth inning recently. Tonight the rally was close, but Jason Kipnis struck out to end the game. Make of that what you will.

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The Indians have a chance to rebound against the Royals, who just took a series from the Tribe recently. But the Indians have to make a change happen fast if they want to be ready for the playoffs or have any hope of catching the Astros or the A’s.