The Indians had a wild series against the White Sox, which fans may want to get used to as it seems like these two teams are set to go round and round all year long. The first game saw a walk-off error, the second had nine-inning domination by Shane Bieber that had extra innings, the third game was a no-hitter and the last was, well, pretty tame.
While the no-hitter hurt the image of the Indians, the problem is that the team is too inconsistent to have a consistent take. The team is over .500, at 7-5, and there are games the offense looks incredible. There are other games where the offense looks anything but.
The problem comes with what to do. Do you wait until the decision is obvious or do you make a move early and hope that it doesn’t come back to bite you in the rear? That’s the issue the Indians have to deal with.
You want to win the series, but going 50/50 with a team many expects to contend to the AL Central isn’t bad. Sure, you’d like to not have an eight-run, no-hitter, blowout on the resume but every team has gotten no-hit in their time, so it’s fine.
The Indians remain above .500 and certain guys (Jake Bauers) are finally starting to show some life at the plate. That may be a sign of good things to come or it may be a situation where it’s fools hope. The Tribe should refrain from making any big moves until May, so it’s possible certain guys get their stuff together.
Game 1: 3-4 (L)
Game 2: 2-0 (W)
Game 3: 0-8 (L)
Game 4: 4-2 (W)