The season ended for the Indians on Wednesday when they lost to the Yankees, 5-2, in Game 5 of the ALDS at Progressive Field. The Indians entered the postseason as the AL#8217;s top seed after winning 102 games. The Yankees snuck in the back door as the wild card.
#8220;I was just trying to answer the question as honestly as I could,#8221; said Francona. #8220;There#8217;s no hidden meaning. I#8217;m just pretty wiped out.
#8220;I don#8217;t mean stronger as in looking good in the lobby stronger. I have a responsibility to do something here. I feel at times I leaned on Millsie (Brad Mills, bench coach) and some of the coaches too much. It#8217;s supposed to be the other way around.
#8220;So I need to get a little stronger so I can uphold my responsibilities here because that#8217;s not good.#8221;
#8220;When I go home, I need to swim more than I#8217;ve swam in the past and be healthier. So when I go into next spring, there#8217;s more gas in the tank.#8221;
CLEVELAND, Ohio #8212; Indians manager Terry Francona said he#8217;s never been more #8220;wiped out physically#8217; after a season than this one.