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The injuries have been so ridiculously bad that it's impressive we got this far.

But that's still no excuse for the horrendous bullpen.
But the bullpen was a giant part in the Indians weathering the storm until the offense finally got going, which wasn't until mid-June.
 

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But the bullpen was a giant part in the Indians weathering the storm until the offense finally got going, which wasn't until mid-June.
Fair enough -- they did very well early in the season.

But I'd rather have had them suck in the first half, and then be good in the second half and into October. Of course, that's not something you get to "choose", so it doesn't really matter.

Just hurts that we got so close, and they're just killing us right now.
 

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I was kind of shocked we didn't add a reliever before the deadline. Even when they were performing well, I can't fathom thinking Wittgren/Cimber/Goody/Perez get you very far in October.
 

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I was kind of shocked we didn't add a reliever before the deadline. Even when they were performing well, I can't fathom thinking Wittgren/Cimber/Goody/Perez get you very far in October.
iirc, someone here heard that they were trying to acquire one. Indians thought they had a deal or two done but never got the final call. As much as i like to rail the front office we all know we need another team to finish the deals.
 

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So, MLB/ESPN finally decided to flex the Indians into Sunday Night Baseball for their final home game of the season...on the same day the Browns play on Sunday Night Football. Tribe game starts at 6:37 while the Browns game starts at 8:15. Fucking assholes.
The good news is there are so many commercials in football you should be able watch both easily.
 

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Bieber is up to 241 strikeouts, ranking 15th most in a season for an Indians pitcher.

Corey Kluber is the only post-1970 pitcher to have more in a season, which he has done 3 times

With what looks like 3 more regular season starts, Bieber should be able to get into the Top 10

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Bieber is up to 241 strikeouts, ranking 15th most in a season for an Indians pitcher.

Corey Kluber is the only post-1970 pitcher to have more in a season, which he has done 3 times

With what looks like 3 more regular season starts, Bieber should be able to get into the Top 10
Crazy to think he was the one guy in last year’s rotation that didn’t post 200.

Last year’s rotation was special
 

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The Indians wanted Hand, 29, checked because his velocity had been decreasing the past couple outings. He is 6-4 with a 3.34 ERA but has struggled since the All-Star break. Four of his five blown saves have come since July 12, and he has a 5.68 ERA during the second half.

Opposing hitters are batting .321 against Hand compared to .200 the first half of the season. Four of the six home runs he has allowed have come in the past two months.

"He's had a tired arm. He hasn't been bouncing back," Francona said. "We'll have to piece things together the next day or two but hopefully it is not more than that. When you start having an MRI on someone who has thrown as much as he has though and it comes back that clean, it makes you feel good."
 

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The Indians wanted Hand, 29, checked because his velocity had been decreasing the past couple outings. He is 6-4 with a 3.34 ERA but has struggled since the All-Star break. Four of his five blown saves have come since July 12, and he has a 5.68 ERA during the second half.

Opposing hitters are batting .321 against Hand compared to .200 the first half of the season. Four of the six home runs he has allowed have come in the past two months.

"He's had a tired arm. He hasn't been bouncing back," Francona said. "We'll have to piece things together the next day or two but hopefully it is not more than that. When you start having an MRI on someone who has thrown as much as he has though and it comes back that clean, it makes you feel good."
Well its good the MRI was clean, but it still doesn't explain whats going on with him. I wish we picked up another arm at the trade deadline to help out this bullpen. Hopefully he comes back healthy since we cannot get to the playoffs and hope to win it without him being healthy.
 

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The Indians wanted Hand, 29, checked because his velocity had been decreasing the past couple outings. He is 6-4 with a 3.34 ERA but has struggled since the All-Star break. Four of his five blown saves have come since July 12, and he has a 5.68 ERA during the second half.

Opposing hitters are batting .321 against Hand compared to .200 the first half of the season. Four of the six home runs he has allowed have come in the past two months.

"He's had a tired arm. He hasn't been bouncing back," Francona said. "We'll have to piece things together the next day or two but hopefully it is not more than that. When you start having an MRI on someone who has thrown as much as he has though and it comes back that clean, it makes you feel good."
Perfect timing. Could have done this a month ago and had him ready to restart now but this makes much more sense.
 

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