3 things that went wrong in June for the Cleveland Indians
The Cleveland Indians are in the midst of beginning perhaps the most difficult month of the season for them, both on and off the field. The schedule will consist of some of the American League’s best teams while the MLB Draft and trade deadline loom. While the club has some positives from June to build on, there were also some negatives that the team can work to correct in July, or at least avoid.
While we already talked about what went right for the Cleveland Indians in the month of June, there were also things that didn’t go as well. The club had to work through some bumps in the road and while the month ended up with a winning record overall, it was a slight battle to get there for the team.
Over the course of the month of June the Tribe had to deal with some things that they simply haven’t in the months prior. What were once strengths of the team started to be stretched too thin and the injuries began to pile on top of each other. Despite that, the club was able to maintain a 13-11 record in June, and that includes losing a double-header to the Detroit Tigers to close out the month.
As the schedule moves into July and the season nears the halfway mark, the Cleveland Indians are in a decent spot. They are the first time out of the Wild Card standings with the division still well within reach as well. However, if the club wants to keep the postseason within reach heading into August, then they need to take a long look at these three areas.
Some are within the team’s control and others are just a bit of bad luck. But if the Tribe wants to survive the hard month ahead, then they need to get these things as under control as possible in the month of July.