Let's talk about the Indians.
Very, very rough weekend for the Cleveland Indians coming here live at 6 18 PM Eastern time.
I was gonna go to the Rubber Ducks game in Akron.
Didn't work out.
I kind of bombed from this Indian's weekend.
So we're gonna be talking about that on this dream.
Gonna do one of the Browns later for anyone who's the one person may use in here.
Now I'm talking, trying, going to start with my usual of putting some social media handles and stuff in the chat, um, social media hatred.
And would have you would be talking about this Indian's weekend.
I, um I can't say I'm shocked, but I am a little, I guess, not shocked, but a little bit surprised.
Just just the way that I've been writing.
You write about the Indians, get the pitches out of the way.
This Oh, that at believing Ball.
And I wrote before the start of the week that, you know, hey, worst case scenario, they lose two or three.
Imagine if they got sweat.
That'd be crazy, wrote that the only way that, you know the rays could overtake them in the wild card race this weekend was get swept.
Lo and behold, I click now on the round card standings.
In first place is Tampa Bay Rays at 80 and 58.
Indians are 1/2 game back, 79 58 the A's 78 58.
And then you have the Red Sox are only five and 1/2 back of the Indians at 73 63.
So where do we go from here in the division? Jump in there.
The Indians are now after a Twins victory of the Tigers, five and 1/2 games back.
So the Indians still do have six games against the Twins, but they're already five and 1/2 back.
I mean, if the Indians sweep the six games from the Twins, then all this kind of panic and stuff right now, it's not gonna be a huge issue.
But how can we say they're going to sweep the Twins? If they got swept by the Rays, they play get swept by the Mets.
It's just concerning.
I mean, there was some good news from today's game, which I'll touch on a little bit.
Carlos Carrasco had a full inning of relief.
Do you give up a run? But game was already gone at that point, and the fact he got back was the main thing.
Got standing ovations from the fans.
Both teams came out of the dugout.
Sure, Kevin Cash talked with Terry Francona about you know what they do, you know, take a little bit of stoppage of timeto.
Have everyone come on clap. But that was just amazing.
Um, my crass coz and Chris goes Return was really the only positive Indians lost the opener.
For Is it in? Lost last night.
Little better offense, but pitching Do they lose 8 to 2.
So they put up eight runs in three games giving up.
We do my math here.
Not good, Really.
I mean, frustrations the main thing right now, because I'm frequently try to be the one who's not panicking, not panicking about, you know, a Siri's at a time.
Um, let's not freak out.
You know, we got struck by the Mets.
Let's not freak out, but I only say that so many times before the season's over, it's on.
September 1st isn't clicking around here hear them talking Indians.
You're gonna share this.
Linked to Twitter really quick, but yet we're already in September 1st, the season doesn't regular season doesn't extend deep into October.
I must share that, too.
Your reign thing here but regular seasons.
What's it about? Less than four weeks from being over and the Indians were down five and 1/2 and I mean, the wild card race is not lost.
Let's be clear on that still wide open.
I mean, getting swept by the pace is not ideal, Not to say the least, but there's no reason why anyone should be panicking about the wild card.
It's not ideal, though, compared to if you're some digging in the background, that's a cat jumping around.
Um, that's my train of thought.
We'll start over division race still technically alive.
My point was before that, just remember making the wild card game was not exactly what fans wanted, but I think we're a little spoiled, too, where you get a few straight division titles, three in a row.
Well, you know, if you don't get the division, then what's the point? We're gonna get the playoffs.
We could win the wild card game, but you won't advance.
That's just not true.
If they get the wild card game, there's no reason why they can't still go on, even win the World Series.
I don't think right now many people are confident in the Indians winning the World Series, let alone getting out of the American League.
But we have baseball's a total crapshoot, so well, well, see, here's I can re tweeting something quick me gloom.
So if you're a follower, me and my website believable on Twitter, just sharing something there as I'm on Twitter right now, I see some how much is going on.
It's mostly NFL news.
A lot of Indians fans have signed off to enjoy the holiday weekend and avoid any negative talk.
All right, so that shared.
So I was kind of bombed as well.
I was thinking of going to the, uh, Akron Rubber Ducks game.
I live in the area after the Indians candidate.
I'm almost done with baseball for the day, watching it, at least the reproduction Also last place team.
But tonight is Harry Potter night.
For all the Harry Potter fans out there.
My guess is that most people at the game no, I'm digressing from idiots for a second.
But most people Ducks game the night, Um, they're gonna be Maur Harry Potter fan than baseball fan, which is fine, but I imagine that there's a lot of questions about how many outs or an inning. What's inning.
There is, of course, plenty of overlap between baseball and Harry Potter fans.
I would fall into that category, but I'm not a die hard Harry Potter fans like some arm Harry Potter fireworks tonight.
So is the whole thing is going on for the docks, so they'll be fun for those fans.
But you got heart Indians fans in attendance.
It's, uh, it's a rough one even.
Just go to the box for here.
From today, I jokingly tweet.
Earlier is a great day for Mike Freeman.
I'm gonna started second base had three hits, came around to score one of the Indians.
Two runs aside from that that Linda or over five Marcon over three.
Santana over five, Queeg one for four, Freeman three for three with a walk.
Friend Neil Reyes over three, Jake Powers, one for three which was nice. Head both r b.
I's, um, Kevin Plawecki.
You Chang over three.
So six hits, three of them for Mike Freeman, of course, Powers have the two r b I's you Chang still struggling? A bit strikeouts.
I mean, Santana had three strikeouts, one door had three strikeouts.
Those are arguably two of your leadoff hitters.
Mean Manure was the actual leadoff hitter, but getting six strikeouts from two of your best players in the game, You, I really needed to win the race.
Took the season series 6 to 1 against the Indians only when the Indians got came.
It was a 3 to 1 game back early in the season when Indians want to go to 26 24.
Um, just a little panic ATT that that's when the rains were doing a little better.
I'm in there standing, so not great pitching lives today.
An employee equipment for the third foreign runs.
Okay, that's fine.
But then Dana Terror, who was activated today, gave up three.
Crash, of course, gave up his one just just tough, Um, and then I'll go back to last night's game.
That was another frustrating one.
I was in the watching it, and then I got so frustrated.
Had to go get Panda Express to get through That they needed trumped up two to nothing lead.
Santana had that home run in the first was the art.
Then you look at this box for Troy.
Homer for the race to one.
Indians FAM Homer for the race, 3 to 2 to raise our CIA homer for the raise, 5 to 2.
Then I went all the way up to 9 to 2.
No, the door did get a home run in the age to make it nine before, but at that point it was all but lost.
Greg Allen drives in two runs in the 9th 9 to 6 Indians still threatening came over.
Tell the Clipper Hunter would combine to give up four runs, please.
That gave up for Indians.
Didn't have 11 hits.
You didn't have the ugly box for like we had today was weeks doing over for kidneys over three.
Prez over force a lot of offers in the lineup.
Then you look at the res lineup.
They had two players go over three Saturday night someone go over five.
Um, but the two over threes.
Both of them to walk, at least to get on base.
Awesome. It is to go for five.
Um, you really have one glaring bad player in the box for, But they will jump back to the 8 to 2 loss.
Sorry, that was today.
I'm jumping on the box for the four.
Nothing lost, I should say so.
Indians coming to the siris, Um, you know, high hopes, hoping to get a sweep, hoping to not bury the raise, but do something and take advantage of the situation.
Um, no score to the seventh when the reason put up a four spot.
Bieber was charged with three simmer gets charged with one, um course the home run.
He's just a regular.
We watched ah hum raise regular former Indian.
And then, of course, you and E.
D s, who was sent to the race so angular is a weird player who kind of got blocking the system.
I'd say Santana was there and Colonel see on at first base.
I know he's done great for the Brewers and the Rays, So shut up to my big hug muggers.
Well, for true detective fans.
Monk from the first season.
The only season, if you ask me.
I hope that doesn't sound too gross with the microphone.
Um, see if you're destroying to see some more people in here About 10 minutes in talking the Indians weekend, talking about where they go from here.
Um, plenty of news today, too.
Today, of course, the rosters expand to 40 players.
Um, the Indians, though, are being nice.
And since the Columbus Clippers air in the playoffs, they're not rating the roster, which they easily could.
The team could go. You know what? We don't care.
We're gonna take, you know, everyone in our 40 man.
No point to do that because you're not gonna plan.
And you know what's the point? But the Indians, the called a pair costs at catcher, which maybe, I mean, you're not gonna bench Perez, but maybe hospice more times a pinch hitter.
Specifically, I'm having the benefit of that September baseball.
You can have more bullpen arms, of course.
And then also you can have some more pinch hitters.
But at the same time, you don't wantto, you know, over saturate your lineup with hurt your roster with players who you're not gonna use, or you start to over. Think it.
We could be like last year, not last year. The year before.
I think it wants whenever the Indians.
It was two years ago when the Indians were going through that.
They're huge win streak.
Francisco Mahir came in a pinch. Hit that one.
What do you do it like? We want to keep this with drink.
Going, um, ended up working out.
But you get too much.
Too many players on the roster of Francona, who, sometimes with the questions decision's already gets little too cute.
I almost just ended my broadcast on accident to get the guy to do that, but they made some changes today, specifically.
Dan Otero course returned James Point, who's probably here.
Just, uh, do some garbage time pitching I, Ryan Flaherty and Eric costs.
That's an old sent in a quid and a J.
Cole to the 60 day.
I also done for the year John Edwards designated for assignment, so nothing major through there.
The main one, of course, was Carrasco coming back.
Um, but there's assuming Indians I have some more guys as the, um, Clippers either fall out of the playoffs or they just decide.
Hey, we want, you know, we want the players like we want him with us now.
So going here to wanna search something, but at the same time look, the rosters expanding.
If you're a bad team, um, you're bad teams like the Orioles and you go, let's just use this time.
Give the young players you know that we called up.
Give a little more time.
We know bench some of our regulars.
Let them rest is getting paid anyway.
Sound like football.
I'm so getting paid anyway.
But Canadians team independent race.
The last thing you want to do is start inexperienced players on the field in meaningful games.
If they if they end up doing well, that's great.
But you'd rather stick with your regular guys, Um, looking here for the Clippers.
There's Governor's Cup semi final.
Siri's begins Wednesday and equipment.
So they got Wednesday, Wednesday through Sunday.
If it goes that far, um so realistically mean that serious if you went five games is over the eighth, so these playoffs don't extend to deep into September.
I just want to see standings here.
All right, So the Clippers were basic, like the Clippers could probably take on the Orientals and do pretty well throughout the year.
Clippers, 79 59 won their division by 13.
Game's still playing today, um, playing the quintet stripers who? Our affiliates of the um, Atlanta Braves and then the Scranton Wilkes Bear Rail riders of the Yankees have been clipped your division yet up a game and a half.
Um, so Yankees, Syracuse master, the other team still in the fight? Wild card.
All right, here's a playoff procedures.
So basically that any air that Clippers have that semifinal series if they win that that they have their final world Siris Siri's.
So they'll be over with still a few basic.
Basically, the Indians that they wanted to could add some more.
You know, some ammunition to the team to the line up bullpen.
Whatever, right around the time that plan the Twins for the second time.
I know that last serious against the Twins and September 15th.
I know this because I'll be there.
I'll be freaking out.
Um, if they don't do well, I've been the one game this year, and they lost one.
Nothing just to give you a sense of my baseball.
Look, I took my girlfriend to her first Indians game that lost one. Nothing.
We're gonna go to the Rubber Ducks game today, and it was raining all day.
So bad baseball, like, maybe better with football.
Um, look in here, coming up with the schedule.
Of course, the Indians are back at it tomorrow.
They play every day between now and once in the 11th four against the White Sox, including a dollar dog night.
There's no reason I say this every serious, but like against a bad team, there's no reason why they can't sweep.
That's true for any Siri's, but you don't think at least three or four for the White Sox when the Twins were just rolling through bad teams.
Then you're gonna have a rough go.
Is the Twins up? Five and 1/2? Remember, the Indian season ends regular Suzanne's September 29th and that's exactly four weeks from today.
He three off days mixed in there to Mondays in a Thursday, Uh, but we go to the Twins schedule well written about this and believe in bought talked about it, too.
So they smoke the Tigers today.
They play the Tigers again.
Tomorrow they get three against Boston.
Three against Cleveland, three against the Nets.
Nationals, three against Cleveland.
Then they have 37 10 13 games against you.
The White Sox, Royals or tigers.
So you look at those Indians games, you go.
Okay, well, that's where we could make some difference. Here.
We can take the Twins, but if we only we're the Indians only take one or two games in the division.
Like to gain that ground back against twins.
They're in a cupcake.
Teams Embassies, the Indians of serious against the Phillies, The Nationals.
Indians also play the Angels who aren't great.
I mean, if you don't take three or four from the White Sox and you go into the So it was a cat, right? I mean, why you biting me? You take one of those streams where a kid walks in the room or something.
It's a cat, so they're more agile.
Um, you don't take three or four for the White Sox, and you dropped two or three of the Twins.
The season's not over at all.
The wild card race should be going up until the last day of the year, but the division is slowly slipping away with 28 days left in the season and fewer games in that.
So even right now, I'm looking.
The Red Sox are up 4 to 2 on the Angels so they can gain some ground of the Wild Carnaby, I believe five back, um of the Indians now who are in that second spot, which very frustrated.
The thing is, though, the raise.
The Rays have been a good team all year.
Indians have been up and down, but still ascending on winds.
The A's are right there, too, in the Red Sox.
Um, so it's not like the Indians getting swept by the races and losing, too, a terrible team.
But if you're gonna be a playoff team, you can't let that happen.
So I feel like I'm rambling on the topic, but it's looking in general Indians, as of late.
Some some ugly stats are stats.
We're just basic ones of general.
So the Indians, of course, gets thrown by the rays.
Before that, they swept the Tigers.
For that, they took two or three from the Royals before that respect with the mess for that 72 against the Yankees.
So you know, since, let's say, the start of the Mets, Siri's they were it was August 20th.
Then you can't this race here. Second swept.
They didn't take five of six from the Royals and Tigers.
But you can't you can't do that thing have swept in the other ones.
It's just not gonna help you gain any ground at all.
So But, I mean, there's plenty of positives out.
The idiots, like I said, still do have easy games remaining.
There's mlb dot com article, which I referenced, and something I wrote.
Which is where, UM, showing the strength of schedule for the 16 teams were technically fighting for playoff spots.
Um, it was 16 cause a lot of those are National League teams are on the fringe level.
Careful, say, friend, because the Mets might be upset.
But, um, because she didn't see that they were very upset that the Indians tweeted there are fringe playoff team, which is true, Um, because they're not in the, you know, in the plants yet, so It was very bizarre.
Um, but you have 16 teams who are technically alive for the playoffs.
The Twins have the easiest schedule of all 16.
I think the Indians were 11th but from a twin standpoint right now, you look at the six against the Indians, you go.
Hey, we should win. We should win these games.
So it's bias looking from my point of view of going okay, well, we could sweep the Twins.
Technically, the Indians can sweep the Twins, but, I mean, are they going to? Probably not.
So that's what Getsem fear jumping in there.
I just It's just it's scary.
I took the Indians losing and not making October or losing in a wild card game.
Very bad for business when you cover the team that one year they went to the World Series in 2016 it was, uh, good for business.
Let's say plenty to write about plenty to talk about more surgeries than that.
It's just fun, like it's just a good time when the Indians are good.
So that's the main thing.
I don't I don't want the season to be over in four weeks.
The Browns starting up soon.
That's getting ahold of a stressful thing.
But, you know, we thought talk about contention.
Windows on the radio, sometimes a 92 3 They could beat that term.
The death I hate with trust with the Browns Deal Rider recovered.
The Browns really like your writer, but he's always talking about Brown's window Indians window.
If you believe in such things, pretty much goes through how long they're gonna keep Lynn Door, and you know how long they can afford to keep.
The pitching staffs are cheap.
Really, it's with Linda.
Or though I don't think they'll ever let Jose Ramirez go because they got him.
I have a cheap deal.
Um, in the recent past, the door's gonna command over 10 times with Premier has got.
So once he goes, though, you know one player doesn't make or break a teen question baseball, but you're not gonna be out of place.
You replace him right away, so, really, as long as he's around a few more years to it's something he's leaving imminently.
But you got clue. We're getting older.
He's injured, um, creates those health. He's back now.
It could be a question you got you're relying on guys like Savall A Please Sak Kleven Jer Course please.
Second, Somali have been good and short bursts.
Really? Right now you're aces Air.
Clever interim Bieber.
Bieber is the ace, but will he have sustained success? So you really want to know camp allies in the fact you have endured? Probably not even in his prime yet.
Getting to his prime got Carlos Santana's playing grades? Um, of course, Ramirez is hurt, so it's just tough if you miss the postseason this year.
In a year when, you know, I think they're coming in with world siris expectations every year.
I mean pretty much, not in 2016 so they didn't have it entering the year.
Sure, some people did.
But then 2017 2018 2019.
It goes, well, what do we do if we can't win the World Series? You know what's what's our goal? Were Indians essentially second tier? Just second to your great.
So, like first, is the Yankees, Astros, the napkin? They all, of course.
And then after that, you got the Twins and the Indians twins right now, having a step above the Indians.
They're already set a home run record in September 1st, um, so you're not.
My point is that you're not at the top of the league.
So do changes need to be made? They missed the playoffs then.
Yes, something needs to be done.
You can't just say all the injuries, you know that.
I do know some of the Incas have had plenty of entries in trees were part of sports it, cinnamon, that ifl indoor and Santana went down whole different issue.
But it's concerning.
It's it's not a waste of a season now.
I would never say a waste of a season for anything, but it does seem it's okay.
What what are we doing here? Type situation.
If they don't win the worlds, not win the World Series, but make the playoffs this year, at least fight for the World Series.
So, really, when you look at what I'm saying that second here, great in general.
First years, Yankees, Astros, Dodgers, of course, maybe Braves, But really, when the second tier would be Indians twins raise a CZ nationals this year, you could put them in there.
No one in the central, Um, and no one else in the West.
So I mean, the century now is, and a central just said that brought it up.
Cardinals Cups Brewers in the NL wildcard is why there's so many playoff contenders out there.
American League What? When you look on ESPN wild card it on, Lee shows you.
So there's any teams eliminated.
It only shows you up to the Red Sox.
Unless it's just doing that, she only goes to the Red Sox.
The American League is that the Red Sox have 63 losses and they're five and 1/2 back of the Rays, and then the next closest team is the Rangers.
At 67 seventies.
ESPN is not even bothering to put all those teams in there are now loaded.
Okay, I clicked enough times.
Maybe it was just a glitch or something, but and otherwise, you got nationals and Cubs in the 1st 2 spots and got Phillies, Brewers, Diamondbacks all three games back of the Cubs, New York Mets, two and 1/2 games back of the Cubs.
The Mets also were free falling after talking crap to the Indians on and sweeping them.
Then you got the Giants or six and 1/2 back, but they're 66 69.
So, um, plenty of storylines on Buyeo.
Really? I got four teams fighting for two spots.
The Indians being swept helps the Red Sox aton.
Same with the AIDS who have lost two in a row.
So nothing's for sure.
Yet it's not that it ever is, but just one of the Khan here.
Like I said, the only the only positive from this weekend really is a whole Waas problems.
Frescoes return good in general.
I mean, standing ovation.
Great to see you get up around.
Who cares? Game was lost.
He wasn't in there to come in and shut things down.
He was in there just to get back in action and did well get better than half the arrestable pin.
I'm throughout the weekend.
So positives from him looking ahead, Indians, you know, four against the White Sox and three against the Twins.
The White Sox are garbage.
They've lost five in a row, and it's a plan that Okay, let's just all young guys out there who cares? So hopefully they do that in Cleveland, but you have to open the Indians that they don't get to a point where, you know, they got swept in their bombed, they come out, they lose a tough one to the White Sox.
And things just completely fall apart because I've seen in the past with Indians teams, we're being a lot younger.
I don't know what year it waas, but they it was a while back and they blew.
It was, 06 might have been a sick because obviously the playoffs and seven, they blew a chance to make the playoffs.
Ended up missing out, even with, like, 93 some winds or something.
If you're watching, you know the answer.
You could let me know.
Oh, look, 2006 the No, it was not 2006.
They were 78 84.
Either way, whatever your I'm thinking of, I know they just missed out.
Lost some games at the end.
Was it? 05 Your radiance within 93 69 in 2005.
Loss of division to the White Sox.
When what a world it was back then, um, lost to the White Sox.
And in the wild card the Red Sox were in 95 67 back when there was only one wild card to you.
I remember that year they just started collapsing towards the end.
You don't want that now.
You don't wanna go through a rough stretch.
I mean, there's no reason why they shouldn't finish with.
At least they have 79 wins now.
Should I mean, basically scheduling with 95 right? Not the way they're playing now.
But if you just take most against the horrible teams and then a few against twins, even and the Nationals and the Phillies, they're on pace for a good window.
I mean, even if they have 90 wins, if they had finished with 90 wins, that would mean they would finish 11 and 14.
So 95 should be crazy about You wanna scuffle a bit and then, okay, we We scraped away the 95 wins, but we lost against teams. We needed the beat.
I'm going to get to the 30 minute mark.
That's as far as I can go with the Indians.
Got a lot to write about him over at believe in ball could do something just about the weekend at general kind of recap these thoughts and shared here.
Gonna talk about, um, rascal returning the only positive where we're going from here.
Any injury updates? Jordan Lou Blow.
Anyone know about him? Cory Kluver still fighting his way back, deeming sandals.
I was pitching in Akron tonight so I could have seen that I had gone to the docks game.
So the rubber Ducks game, which I did not go too.
So also, I see it weird.
I don't know where this came from.
Throwing a weird, happy this account which happiness is good, but I'm not sure how.
Maybe I got a hat.
I found someone, Okay? I was trying to look for specific things anyway.
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