My buddy Justin (the obnoxious Indians fan) called me this afternoon. I asked him if he was worried about the Indians coming out flat this weekend after being on such a roll – the Indians had won eight in a row entering tonight.
Worried? Of course he wasn’t. He told me that Francona won’t allow these guys to lose to a team like Miami. They won’t come out flat.
My man, they didn’t have a choice in the matter. Jose Fernandez struck out 14 Indians tonight. Ubaldo Jimenez was exactly as I told my good friend he would be – ‘meh’.
The Tribe remains three games out of the central division and a half game out of the wild card.