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Indians Fireworks Fall Flat, Lose at Home to Padres 1-0 – Three Takeaways From the Setback

1. More Unfocused Play at Home

The Indians are now just 5-9 in series openers at Progressive Field, and after having a day off on Monday there’s no excuse for this team to come out against a 34-48 Padres team and not put up a single run.

The team has been bad for the most part all year at home, and fall to 18-22 at Progressive Field, and worst of all it came on a night when there wasn’t a seat to be had, as it was the second sellout in 2017.

With so much excitement in the park, and with their ace on the mound, once again the teams’ night at the plate can be defined by one word – undisciplined.

As for the defense, their lack of focus on that side led to the Padres only run on back-to-back screw ups in the field between Jason Kipnis and Francisco Lindor, and it cost them in the 5th.

This might have been one of, if not thee most frustrating loss of the year based on the fact that Kluber was dominant, the crowd was into it, and the team was coming off winning two of three in Detroit.

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Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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