Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 5/22/13
Time to go "Nine Innings" with the Indians as they head into Wednesday nights game against Detroit and Justin Verlander (yes, its very unsophisticated play off First and 10 in that other sport deal with it) 1) When the season started, may doubted the Indians starting pitching. Most questioned it. Few believed it would be dependable without an upgrade. Well, something has clicked, Because after a tough start and after dropping to 8-13 with a 9-0 loss in the first game of an April 28 doubleheader in Kansas City, the starters have come through. In the 23 games since that loss, Indians starters have gone 13-5 with a 3.49 ERA. In those games, theyve beaten four Cy Young winners in those wins and held the Royals, Phillies, As, Mariners and Tigers to three runs or fewer 18 times. That is called giving the team a chance to win. 2) Put the 3.49 ERA in perspective. The Yankees lead the American League in team ERA this season. Its 3.52. The ERA of Indians starters the last 23 games would lead...
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