CLEVELAND – Indians Twitter was on fire Tuesday after the team lost to the Reds in stunning fashion 7-4, a loss that was amplified by the fact there was a ‘communication’ error between manager Terry Francona and pitching coach Carl Willis that led them to going to the wrong reliever with two outs in the 9th and the Indians still up 4-3.
The result was Dan Otero entering the game instead of Oliver Perez, and Otero allowed a 3-2 double to Joey Votto which cleared the bases and made it a 6-4 affair.
As would be expected after such a stunning setback, twitter was abuzz about the Indians and their manager following the miscue that put what looked to be an easy win in the ‘L’ column instead.
— Kim Hall (@mrs_kshall) July 11, 2018
Indians bullpen every night…. pic.twitter.com/M3HrmCy3XF
— Brandan Farwick (@HD_Farwick) July 11, 2018
There is no lead the #Indians bullpen can’t blow. That’s why I think they’re DOA in October unless they get busy making trades.
— Daryl Ruiter (@RuiterWrongFAN) July 11, 2018
That moment when the entire Indians roster was stricken with the bubonic plague was crazy. pic.twitter.com/xQ5gS92My2
— Anthony Castrovince (@castrovince) July 11, 2018
Dearest Indians Bullpen, pic.twitter.com/R57pSYJnfp
— Amanda H. (@cletribegirl) July 11, 2018
I don’t complain about the Indians often but the organization failing to do ANYTHING with this failed bullpen is a total embarrassment.
— Jake Burns (@jake_burns18) July 11, 2018
how it feels watching the Indians bullpen every day pic.twitter.com/AmVSHKPqXl
— Let's Go Tribe (@LetsGoTribe) July 11, 2018
— Nick Camino (@NickCaminoWTAM) July 11, 2018
— Dave Chudowsky (@DaveChudowsky) July 11, 2018