The Indians needed to win this game. They’ve started off the second half in disappointing fashion, losing four of their first five games. Worse yet, all of the losses were by one run and were more than winnable games. The team is lucky to only have fallen back one game on the Tigers, but they missed a good opportunity to gain some ground. They need to salvage this game and get back to their winning ways.
The Whole Nine
1. What a great time for Scott Kazmir’s best start of the season. Not just his best start of the season, but one of the best of his entire career. The Indians offense came to play in this game, but even if they didn’t, Kazmir went out there and gave his team the start they needed to win this game. He’s undoubtedly gotten stronger as the year has progressed and has only given up seven earned runs in his last seven starts. He’s been the best starter on the team in that stretch.
2. Kazmir’s recent performance brings to the forefront a question that’s ...