9.28.2015

High & Low of Indians @ Royals 9/25-9/27: The Final Sprint is Upon Us


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The one thing that the Indians have done since their turn around? They've consistently won series. Yeah, they lost the one to the Twins, which ultimately will probably set them too far back to make a final-week run here for the postseason.

It just goes to show you that it is highly important to finish strong and to play your best baseball towards the end. Look at the Royals. I know one of those days was a celebration hangover, but even then, this Royals team? If I were the Indians and had the opportunity to play in the postseason, give me the Royals in the ALDS. I want no piece of Toronto, but the Royals? They're vulnerable.

Now, even though the Indians are playing the best most consistent baseball of their season, it probably won't be enough. If all this team could do is play a little more consistency earlier in the year, they'd be money. That isn't the case though and that sucks, because watching this team play the past few weeks has been a joy. I said it on Twitter, but perhaps the most frustrating part of this season has how it has felt like the season had ended time after time again, yet, it actually hasn't.

Perhaps it shouldn't be frustrating. Perhaps it should be more of a happier note that this team has fought hard and is fighting hard until the very end and doing everything humanly possible to remain in the race.

This is an usually long intro for the High & Low, but it's one of the last few I'll have the chance to do for the year in regards to games. I also missed one last week, so consider this the double intro. The Indians won this series. Yeah, lost that game on Sunday, but, two outta three.

And a big seven (maybe eight!) game home stand is upon us. I'll be present Saturday, so do this team a favor. If you have the means, go see one more game. Show them that you're still here with them as they fight hard to the very end. And now, the highs and lows of the Indians series against the AL Central Division Champion Kansas City Royals.

9.21.2015

High & Low of Indians Vs White Sox 9/18-9/20: So About That Hill


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Here we go again. Two steps forward, one step back. I mean, you keep winning series though, you're going to go over that hump, so keep winning series boys. Things are shaping up really well as the Astros and Angels have a series and the Indians can set their sights and move ahead of the team directly in front of them with a trip to Minnesota. But first, let's see what was particularly high and particularly low about their series with Chicago.

9.18.2015

High & Low of Indians Vs Royals 9/14-9/17: Scaling the Hill


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I don't know if any of you have ever run the Warrior Dash or something like it. It's one of those 5K runs with obstacles that involve mud. There's always a really muddy hill/mound/wall that you have to climb over.

The Indians trying to get over .500 is like that muddy wall. You get a decent grip and you're so close to just climbing over, but then you miss and fall all the way back down. That being said, when you garner a split from the best team in the American League, despite the fact that they could have had three outta four (and even argue a sweep), I think you'll take that moving forward. And they're still only four back of a playoff spot.

9.16.2015

Babbling Tribe: Does One Bunt Cost Tito His Job?


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I'll go ahead and answer the question, right off the bat. No. There, fielded that quicker than Greg Holland.

Following last night's poor excuse of "managing" the ninth inning, in which the Indians put two runners on with nobody out against a reliever who was clearly scuffling, and then proceeded to get nothing out of it, there was a massive uproar. An uproar that has resulted in people either rushing to the Indians' manager's defense or calling for his job.

9.14.2015

High & Low of Indians Vs Tigers 9/10-9/13: Alive and Kicking


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Nice of me to show up, eh? I know you've been eagerly wondering where exactly I have been with your customary High/Low for the past month. No you haven't, let's not lie to ourselves. You've not cared. My absence isn't that much of a void in your life.

If it is, sorry. But now that the hectic time of my life has subsided and I have weeknights to do something other than pass out on the couch from exhaustion and a few minutes at work to do something other than actually work, I can present to you High & Low, for the rest of the year.

So here's your High & Low points of the Indians series with the Tigers, or at least three games of that series.