Originally posted on Burning River Baseball  |  Last updated 7/18/13
After a first season full of up and downs, the Indians have ended the first half of 2013 comfortably in second place in the American League Central behind the Detroit Tigers. The Indians have been a confusing team through the first half, showing greatness in every facet of the game at some point, but failing in all those same ways at other times. An example is that the Indians lead all teams with 12 shut outs on the year, but have also allowed six or more runs in a game in 48 of their first 95 games. They have won just seven of those 48 games, making their record of 51-44 overall even more impressive. At times this Indians' offense has looked power heavy and at other times it has been powerless. If there is any one player who is to blame for this change it is Mark Reynolds, who powered the Indians to the league lead in home runs for the first two months of the season, but has batted under .100 in the month of July. Starting pitching has been a strength overall for the Indians (hence
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