Welp, do or die time. Win a couple series here, and they’re right in the thick of it all going into the last month of the season. Get beat, and we dust off our Lebron jerseys and wait until October.
Weekend series in KC and then 4 games in Detroit. This scares the bejesus out of me. The Royals have been historic this year, and the Tigers are…well….the Tigers. 5.5 games is no cupcake, but with 7 games agains the teams that separate us from the top of the division, the Indians can make a statement to the MLB as a whole. This is the time when playoff contenders and teams that play late into October make their runs. It’s what separates the men from the boys and what the Tribe need to do is definitely a tall task. Pitching has been alright as of late, but with Kluber struggling, Bauer, Carrasco, et al will need to step up if they’re even thinking about getting into the postseason. And, as has been the case for majority of the season, the bats need to wake the fuck up and hit the ball. Zach Walters has been a bright spot, but there hasn’t been too much else to note about this Indians lineup.
Hoping for the best and expecting worst, that’s what Cleveland does. I’ll be a believer if they can take 5 of 7 from both of these teams. If they get crushed, it’s Browns time (for a month).