Tonight the Cleveland Indians played the Detroit Tigers and for the 18th game in a row the Indians won and the Tigers lost.
18 games in a row lol that’s wild. I mean, you can’t run into a hot pitcher one time? You can’t muster up five runs and win 5-4 once in 18 games. Yikes. 117-37 total run differential. Double yikes.
That’s the longest win streak in Indian franchise history against any one opponent. Here’s the full list of longer such streaks in MLB history…
1.) Orioles over Royals, 23 games, 1969-70
That’s it. That’s the complete list. You can do it Detroit. You can get there.
All jokes aside, Ivan Nova was one of three players that I recognized in the Tigers lineup tonight. He stinks. Nova walked Carlos Santana before pitching to an 0-2 count on Franmil Reyes. Then what’s he do? Hung a breaking ball like Johnny Sins and big Fran exploded on it like Lebanon to give the Tribe a 2-0 lead.
Aaron Civale was back on the mound for Cleveland because their normal starters got some beers with the boys last week in Chicago. He gave up a run in the second on a Comerica triple and a sac fly. Then he gave up a bomb to Nico Goodrum on the first pitch of his at bat in the third. After that he was solid.
Indians put up five runs in the fourth and it was all over. Reyes stayed locked in with an RBI single, the Tigers fucked up a fielder’s choice for a run and then Domingo Santana hit a three-run tank on Viernes to put the game out of reach. To be honest, I thought we were getting a run on a sac fly, but the ball kept going and cleared the bullpen. It was jumpin’ out tonight.
The game was over, but what did the Indians do? Twisted the knife and stepped on the throat! Tyler Naquin hit a two-run triple in the seventh for good measure. If our offense scores 10 runs, we’re not gonna lose many games.
Karinchak, Hill and Leone were great out of the pen for CLE.
Miguel Cabrera was 0-4 with 2 K’s. He weighs 280, he’s hitting .180. Reports of Miggy being “back” were wildly exaggerated.
Good win. Needed it. Beiber tomorrow.