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Once Promising Tribe Just Another Sub .500 Team

August 25th 2011 00:00
It wasn't long ago the Cleveland Indians were the darlings of baseball.

The Tribe were in first place for a good part of the early season and appeared headed for a possible playoff berth.

While they are not out of the AL Central race yet, the surging Detroit Tigers appear poised to put the Tribe out of their misery.

Or with so much time left in the season, make for a miserable finish after what was such a promising start.

Progressive, like the name of their field? Hardly.

Look at the Tribe today and what you see is nothing special.

A sub .500 team, in fact, following a 9-2 drubbing at the hands of a lowly Seattle Mariners club which is playing for nothing but pride.

They had a top hurler on the mound in Josh Tomlin and he couldn't even make it through five innings.

Tomlin not Terrific
Josh Tomlin

Cleveland's top of the order was miserable with batters No. 1-3 going a collective 1 for 14 with a walk.


Injuries, shminjuries ... while Cleveland has been banged up a bit this season they shouldn't expect any roses or get-well cards any time soon from other teams in the AL.

The Indians better start playing better and harder or they will be passed by passionate Ozzie Guillen and his hard-charging ChiSox.

As Yogi Berra might say, it's getting late awful early for the Cleveland Indians.

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Comment by Joe Soriano

August 25th 2011 06:07
We baseball stat junkies like to call this expected regression.

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