Cleveland Dominates in Amazing Win Streak
Indians seek American League record with 21st straight win
Many critics early in the season were saying that the Indians just did not have the magic this year as Cleveland struggled coming out of the gate. But maybe the all-star break rejuvenated the team and the players needed a much needed break to rest their bodies and minds knowing that now was the time to make the move for the best record in the American League. There are many reasons why the Cleveland Indians are on such a hot streak right now. One reason is they are doing everything right. Pitching, hitting and fielding are all clicking at the same time. They have completely dominated opposing teams, only being behind in the score in 4 innings of the 20 games that they have played which is completely amazing. Also, they have done this without one of their key relievers with Andrew Miller being on the disabled list during the hot streak. Everyone knew that Cleveland had immense potential this season, but I don’t think anyone could have foreseen this coming. The fans in Cleveland are back on the bandwagon and are having a fun time rooting the team on during the race to the October playoffs. The Indians have one thing in mind, winning their first world series since 1948. It looks like they are peaking at just the right time and all aspects of the game are gelling together perfectly. After years of coming so close to that World Series ring, it looks like this year could finally be that magical season.
Key players have sparked the Indians during the Magical Streak and Season
Many key players have sparked the Indians during the magical streak and season. First there is starter Corey Kluber who could win the cy young award this season with his great campaign. He’s been steady all year long and has a 16 win and 4 loss record, he’s also posted a 2.44 earned run average and 243 strikeouts. He’s going to be a big key during the playoffs obviously. Starters Carlos Carrasco and Trevor Bauer have also been impressive both posting at least 15 wins. Their starting rotation will be nicely set up for the shortened rotation that the playoffs use. The bullpen is also in great shape with Andrew Miller setting up their closer Cody Allen. There just seems to be no break for teams with both the starting rotation and bullpen being so strong. Of course, we can not forget about the stars in the field behind the pitchers helping make things happen. Jose Ramirez, Francisco Lindor, Carlos Santana and Edwin Encarnacion have all had all star seasons. Encarnacion got off to a slow start but has picked up his game significantly. Cleveland also has a strong bench which adds even more depth. Austin Jackson, Michael Brantley and Lonnie Chisenhall will all play key roles in the upcoming post season. World series champions never win world series without role players stepping up with big hits and great fielding. Although many had written off the Indians at the all star break, look for them to make a strong wrong to get to their final goal, putting that World Series ring on their fingers for the first time since that magical year of 1948