That#8217;s not a lot of fun. But it is reality.
Losing this way means a team that was an American League-best 102-60 in the regular season becomes defined as a playoff failure.
I know, ace Corey Kluber (12.79 ERA) had something wrong with him #8212; probably his back.
This team is in excellent position to win the Central Division in 2018. But the regular season will have a sense of being a six-month prelude to the playoffs #8230; when the Indians must confront what happened to them in this series.
Not the demons of the distant past.
Their starting pitchers had a 1.64 ERA during The Streak.
But the Tribe was up 2-0.