The good news?
It’s only been eight games. Nothing is decided in eight games.
The bad news?
Those eight games have raised more questions than they’ve answered about the Indians’2013 pitching staff. The Indians are tied with the mighty Houston Astros for the most runs given up in the American League. The team has surrendered 48 runs in eight games, good for 6.0 per game. You don’t win very often when you give up six runs a game.
I want to focus on two starters in particular, Ubaldo Jimenez and Brett Myers.
Plenty of questions surrounded Jimenez and Myers entering the year. It wasn’t surprising to see Jimenez follow a great start with one that was essentially a microcosm of his 2012 campaign. The more surprising item has been Brett Myers futility. I wasn’t down on Myers following his tough spring as his track record in the majors had me convinced that he would be able to eat innings and provide decent numbers in the middle of the rotation. After watching him serve up seven home runs i...