Well, Tribe fans, the 2018 season is finally upon us, meaning that it’s time for the inaugural Cleveland Sports Talk Weekly Tribe Roundup. In these roundups, we’ll catch you all up on the past week, with everything from final scores to top performers, as well as get you ready for the upcoming week. Unfortunately, the Indians didn’t get off to the best start in 2018, but as we all know it’s a very long season. The Tribe lost two of three in Seattle and sit at 1-2 heading into this week.
Last Week’s Scores
@ Seattle L 2-1 WP Hernandez (1-0) LP Kluber (0-1)
@ Seattle W 6-5 WP Carrasco (1-0) LP Paxton (0-1)
@ Seattle L 5-4 WP Leake (1-0) LP Otero (0-1)
While the record wasn’t ideal, there were still some great performances from numerous Indians this past week. These guys were able to get off to a hot start and show some great signs for the upcoming season.
Top Performers of the Week:
Corey Kluber: one start, eight innings, two earned runs, one walk and eight strikeouts
Yonder Alonso: three hits, one home run and four RBI
Edwin Encarnacion: three hits, two home runs and three RBI
Of course, with the good, there is also the bad. Several Indians didn’t get off to the ideal start to the 2018 season, but surely won’t be down for too long.
Needs Work for Next Week:
Jose Ramirez: zero hits, zero walks and zero times leaving the batter’s box
Francisco Lindor: two hits, two strikeouts, and one walk
Tyler Naquin: one hit, three strikeouts and no walks
Obviously, it’s still incredibly early in the season, and these will surely change a million times throughout the year, but let’s take a look at the current standings in the American League Central.
1. Chicago White Sox 2-0
2. Minnesota Twins 2-1 0.5 GB
3. Cleveland Indians 1-2 1.5 GB
4. Kansas City Royals 0-2 2 GB
5. Detroit Tigers 0-2 2 GB
The Indians have a big week coming up for them as this finish up this west coast trip and make their way back home for the first game of the season at Progressive Field this Friday. Let’s take a look at their upcoming schedule:
Mon, Apr 2nd @ Angels 10:07 pm Clevinger (0-0) vs Ramirez (0-0)
Tue, Apr 3rd @ Angles 10:Tomlin (0-0) vs N/A
Wed, Apr 4th @ Angles 4:07 pm Kluber (0-1) vs N/A
Fri, Apr 6th vs Royals 4:10 pm Carrasco (1-0) vs Kennedy (0-0)
Sat, Apr 7th vs Royals 4:10 pm Bauer (0-0) vs N/A
Sun, Apr 8th vs Royals 1:10 pm Clevinger (0-0) vs N/A
That’s going to do it for the inaugural edition of the Cleveland Sports Talk Weekly Tribe Roundup, but be sure to check back each money to recap all the Tribe action you may have missed. Go, Tribe!