2.) Get the Bats Going Early
Some key players for the Indians couldn’t get their bats going just yet on Thursday night. Francisco Lindor, Jose Ramirez, and new addition Yonder Alonso didn’t get a hit, but that is nothing to worry about.
Felix Hernandez pitched in 5.1 innings and only allowed two hits and helped shut out the Indians for the first 6 innings.
When the Indians score first, success follows shortly behind as seen in the 2017 season. Unfortunately, in Thursday’s outing, Nelson Cruz helped Seattle jump out to the lead in the first inning.
During the 2017 season, the Indians didn’t have too much success in one-run games, having a record of 20-15.
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