Indians Move On to Blue Jays

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David Facaros

After losing to the White Sox 8-3 on Wednesday and dropping to a record of 2-3, the Cleveland Indians look to erase their minds and move on to the Blue Jays. Yesterday, Corey Kluber gave up 8 runs against Chicago, dropping his record to 0-2 on the year.

The Blue Jays are still struggling as an offense, though not nearly as much as the Indians. Since getting shutout on Opening Day, Toronto has averaged almost 4 runs a game (3.83) while their pitching is allowing fewer than 3 (2.5) in that same time frame. In short, the pitching has been picking up the slack for the hitting.

On the other hand, they have scored 5+ runs three times already, so the offense does have the potential to get hot and put up some crooked numbers. The Blue Jays just got their first series win against the Orioles where they won the first and the last game in Toronto. Senior Adam Hascher said, “It’s too early to tell the direction of this team but we need to get the bats moving.”

Carlos Santana is far and away the best hitter for the Tribe so far in 2019. After him, there’s a steep drop off in terms of offensive production due to the injuries of Jason Kipnis and Francisco Lindor. So far Santana has a stat line of .471/.526/.529 and hopefully, other players on the team can contribute as well.

Today, Trevor Bauer will be facing right-handed pitcher Aaron Sanchez.