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Offense Remains Stagnant as Indians Drop Road Opener to Rays 4-1; Three Takeaways From the Loss

2. The Offensive Funk

The numbers this offense is putting up right now is in a word – awful.

How about the following – .153 over the last five games, haven’t scored in 43 of their last 48 innings, and again Thursday they went 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position.

They’ve scored one run in three of their last five games, and in the loss on Wednesday scored just two runs. Thank goodness for the Yan Gomes three-run blast on Tuesday or this offense would look even worse right now.

Jason Kipnis’ hammy acted up and he was pulled, yet another blow to an offense that wasn’t doing much with him, but it would be nice to see him get the chance to get hot.

The Indians 3-4-5 hitters went a combined 1-for-11 on Thursday night with one hit (Jose Ramirez) with a walk and strikeout.

The team really didn’t have many chances on Thursday with four hits, but when they did have a shot to come up with a big hit, they once again didn’t do it.

They don’t make it easy to watch.

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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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