Cleveland Indians: All-Star Break Awards

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Jun 19, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Atlanta Braves pitcher Gavin Floyd (32) leaves the field with trainer Jeff Porter (right) in the seventh inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Biggest Setback: Gavin Floyd

Without question, the biggest setback has been the loss of Gavin Floyd. Remember, GM Chris Antonetti basically guaranteed Floyd the No. 4 spot in the rotation if he could make it through Spring Training.

That was good news to Tribe fans, because when healthy, Floyd is usually a pretty good pitcher.

Unfortunately, Floyd got hurt in the desert, and couldn’t even break camp with the club.

The team’s starting pitching was supposed to be the strength of the team, but it was like Indian starters were trying to play catch up in Floyd’s absence.

Zach McAllister got another chance to start–and bombed. T.J. House didn’t look like the solid lefty from a season ago before his shoulder injury, and Shawn Marcum made the team look flat out desperate.

Through 66 games, the rotation had a 4.16 ERA, which was ranked 19th in MLB. Tribe hurlers have been better of late, but the Indians’ staff didn’t get off to the smooth start that was expected. Lack of run support was probelmatic, but frankly, the starters weren’t as good as they were during the second half of last season, when the rotation owned a 3.08 ERA after the All-Star break.

Honorable Mention: Yan Gomes

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