The Cleveland Indians are in a slump..loosing like a hemering wound…But I say the it is not over until it’s over.
Coming into the 2013 season, hopes were high for the Indians. Buoyed by a slew of offseason acquisitions and the hiring of Terry Francona as manager, the Tribe were a trendy pick to possibly break the Tigers’ stranglehold on the AL Central. But none of this happen.
The Injury problem Can’t Hang Around Forever
For nearly two months, the Tribe were extremely fortunate health-wise. With the exception of an April trip to the disabled list by outfielder Michael Bourn, the rest of the regulars all managed to stay healthy. Regrettably, the same cannot be said of the injury situation the Indians currently face.
Starting pitcher Zach McAllister and shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera both landed on the DL last week, robbing the Tribe of their No. 2 starter and one of the key cogs for the powerful Indians offense.
Also, closer Chris Perez has been on the DL for two weeks with a sore shoulder, although that is the least of his worries at this point after a drug-related arrest.
The injury problem will leave the Tribe alone after claiming three players in such a short spell. A healthy McAllister and Cabrera will be key for the Indians as they attempt to right a seemingly sinking ship. Fans don’t give up on the Indians yet.. Let start praying that the hope for the change soon!