Franmil Reyes is helping lift the Indians early into their season. Now sitting at 3-3, the Tribe are seeing their big bats step up. Whether it’s Jose Ramirez, Eddie Rosario, or now Reyes, the Tribe may be able to start counting on the heart of the order to deliver in big moments. Reyes had one of those big moments on Friday as the Tribe took on the Tigers.
Cleveland won 4-1 on Friday, with Reyes leading the way by hitting two home runs and knocking in three RBI’s. Reyes, who’s a big power hitter, is used to hitting big shots. Yet, his second home run, which came in the bottom of the 6th, was probably the most impressive that he’s hit so far as a member of the Cleveland Indians.
Reyes took Michael Fulmer deep to centerfield, over the evergreen trees. The home run was measured at a whopping 446 feet and cleared the trees with relative ease.
The Tribe had a few bad games to start the year, but things seem to be turning around for them offensively. With arguably the best starting pitching in the Majors and a deep and monstrous crop of relievers, the Indians don’t need to score a lot of runs to win games. If guys like Reyes and Ramirez keep doing what they’re doing, then the Indians are going to be just fine. It’s still too early to predict where the team is going, but these last few games should be encouraging.
The Indians are 3-1 in their last four.
For Reyes, he’s hitting .304 on the young season, with three home runs, and five RBI’s. His power is going to be needed in order for the Indians to really make noise in the AL Central. Right now the Twins hold a 1.5 game advantage but after just six games, it’s really too early to even start counting how many games back the Tribe are.
Still, that Reyes home run? Choice.