The Indians have not been fun to watch this year.
The pitching is solid, but the offense is absolutely dreadful. Before yesterday’s come-from-behind win, the Tribe was 26-27 and 10.5 games back of the first-place Twins.
Well, down three in the 9th, Roberto Perez was up to bat. It was fair to say that things were not looking good for the Wahoos…
Perez smoked a fastball to dead-center to cut to deficit to two runs. A monster-shot that left the park in a hurry.
Greg Allen, serving as the tying run, then ropes one down the right-field line for his first home run of the year.
The Tribe loads the bases and Jordan Luplow drives a ball right center field that gets over the head of Mookie Betts in right field. Two runs score and the Indians end up winning the game after Brad Hand closes the door in the bottom half of the 9th.
If there is any type of win that can jump-start an offense that has been nothing short of pathetic this entire season, it is this one against the Red Sox. However, don’t get your hopes up. I think this was more of a “flash in the pan” than anything else.
Still, it’s a fun win and it goes to show just how unpredictable baseball can be.