After a long tedious season that felt like the Cleveland Indians had nothing to play for, their season comes to an end after a short postseason run.
It was fun, up and down, and came crashing abruptly fast. The 2018 Cleveland Indians season has come to end in their own stadium as they are swept by the Astros in what was an atrocity of a postseason performance. Today’s game felt like it was going to be the one the Indians used to drive a comeback.
That was until the 7th inning. Trevor Bauer, (who was used at a crazy rate in the ALDS) had two throwing errors, resulting in the Astros taking the lead for the remainder of the game. It was one of many things to discuss. In this game.
This game is perhaps the last time we shall see Andrew Miller and Cody Allen in a Tribe uniform, as the duo will hit free agency along with other fan favorites. This series was riddled with poor performances from players who are typically the best on the team.
But this game is not easy, especially when facing the defending champions. Francisco Lindor hit two home runs in this series and the Indians should give him all of the money in the world to keep him in a Tribe uniform.
The homer that he crushed down the home run porch felt like the rallying cry of this team. Unfortunately, that was not the case. The officiating in this series was laughable at times, but it doesn’t make up for the poor offensive outing from the Tribe offense.
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So ends the 2018 season for the Indians. So ends the often controversial era of Chief Wahoo, and so continues the Cleveland Indians long World Series drought. Fortunately, because this game ended so soon, you have time to grab a bottle on the way home and make yourself a stiff drink. Cheers to the 2019 season. Perhaps 70 years will be the longest we have to wait for a World Series title.