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The Undisputed Best Pitching Staff in Baseball Just Took a Significant Hit

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God dammit. This is why we can’t have nice things. Francisco Lindor (really good player) hasn’t made an appearance yet this season, but the Indians are still off to their best start since 2011. And while Carlos Santana is on absolute fire so far (10% credit), the rest of the bats haven’t really done much. Oh, and the ownership obviously hasn’t done anything either. The ownership has contributed 0% to the hot start. Therefore, we still have 90% credit to hand out. And all of that credit goes right to our starting pitching, which has been lights out thus far. Perhaps led by our NUMBER FOUR starter, Mike Clevinger.

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I’ll do the math for you guys. Through 2 starts, Sunshine has gone 12 innings, given up 2 hits, struck out 22 batters, and given up zero runs. Not too bad for our 4th starter!!!! But now he’s out for a couple months. Not even picking up a baseball for 6 to 8 weeks. Why, God? Why? I know we’re only 9 games in, but every year it’s the same old shit. We look so so good, and then it ends so so bad.

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I’m definitely not throwing in the towel yet, though. Luckily for us, the rest of our staff is more than capable of winning 4 out of every 5 games. Pick your poison of which one of these guys you want to see on the mound.

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Isn’t it wild that our pitcher that is struggling the most (one bad outing) is our 2-time Cy Young winning Ace, Corey Kluber. So yeah, this injury hurts. And not having Lindor and Kipnis doesn’t help. But if we can weather the storm these next couple of months, who’s going to want to run into the Tribe in a playoff series? Answer: no one. It’s good to be from Cleveland, baby!