3. A Guy That Was 0-6 Held the Tribe’s Offense in Check
No one will ever mistaken Rays pitcher Blake Snell for Clayton Kershaw or Corey Kluber, but against an Indians offense that has been stuck in the mud lately, he was good enough to hold them in check in the first of the four-game set against the Tribe.
Snell entered Thursday’s game 0-6 with a 4.98 ERA, and yet the Indians offense did little against him, scoring just one run.
On the night Snell went 6.1 innings, allowing the one run on four hits with two walks and four strikeouts. Just not acceptable for an Indians offense that thinks they will be playing baseball into October.
This game felt just like the Sunday loss a few weeks back against the White Sox when Carlos Rondon, who was 1-4 with a 6.49 held the Tribe to one run in 6.2 innings.
Bad pitchers holding this offense down as easily as Snell and Rondon did are big signs of trouble for this team.
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