Can the Cleveland Indians find consistency at Comerica Park?
After winning just one of three games against the Minnesota Twins over the weekend homestand, the Cleveland Indians schedule will shift to Comerica Park where the Tribe will take on the Detroit Tigers over the next four days. Cleveland began their season in the same stadium, winning one of the three-game set. Thanks to a sweep at Progressive Field over the Tigers, the Tribe lead the season series, but recent hardships could make the series in Detroit more interesting than it needs to be.
After beginning the month of May on a hot streak, winning eight of the first 10 games, the Tribe have fallen back down to Earth and stumbled of late. Since heading out to the west coast for the first time since 2019, Cleveland holds a 4-6 record. Now, the club is still 12-8 in the month of May to this point, but that’s a far cry from the 8-2 start that showed promise.
While early in the season it was the offense that presented issues, the troubles have now shifted to the mound as the starting rotation begins to raise concerns. Over the last 10 games, the Tribe have been able to score three runs or more in eight of those games but hold a 4-4 record when they do so. Meanwhile, the pitching staff has surrendered at least three runs in eight of the contests as well, being 2-6 when the opposition reaches the same mark over that span.
Luckily, the Cleveland Indians will now face a Detroit Tigers team that while improving is still a very beatable team. The Tigers’ offense is ranked 28 out of 30 in the league for runs scored this season, which could provide the perfect opportunity for the Tribe’s pitching staff to get back on track and begin to finally click in rhythm with the offense.