Originally written on Burning River Baseball  |  Last updated 9/11/12
A four game series loss to the Twins has placed the Indians in last place in the American League Central, at least momentarily. The Indians have been almost eliminated from the playoffs and will probably be officially by the end of the week. Since a .500 record is no longer attainable at this point, the Indians will have to lower their goals once again. The absolute minimum would be to not lose 100 games, but they only have to win three of their last 21 to avoid this, an extremely modest and depressing goal. A positive goal, rather than avoiding a negative, would be to pass the Royals again for a hold of third place. This is entirely possible with the Indians just 4.5 games back and if the team took it seriously, would give them motivation for actually winning a game or two and let them feel the pressure of trying to win late in the season. September 11th, 8:05 PM EDT: Ubaldo Jimenez, RHP, 9-15, 5.58 ERA vs Matt Harrison, LHP, 15-9, 3.37 ERA The good news in facing Harrison this...
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