I give up. No seriously, I give up.
Every time I write the Indians off they go and win a bunch of games and pull me back in…. like this is the Godfather or something!
We’re currently sitting 3.5 games out of the Wild Card spot, behind Kansas City, and guess who we play this week at home? Yep. Kansas City. Holy Moley! This upcoming four-game series is so huge I can’t do it justice. Well, it’s huge if you believe the Tribe can find that magic and make it into the playoffs.
The Boys of Summer won 5 of their last 6 games and the pitching has never been better. Heck, even the offense seems to be waking up, scoring 7 runs in back-to-back games!
It all starts tonight with that Suspended game being finished (and don’t even get me started on how ridiculous it is to play the 10th inning how many weeks later?). OY! But the point is that their destiny is in their own hands. These are must win games. Period. By taking 4 from KC you don’t have to rely on a bunch of other scenarios for a chance to play in October. And isn’t that really all we want? The hope of October Baseball?
Pitching lineup for this week: Carrasco, Salazar, Bauer. All tough guys to face and a great 1-2-3 punch to start this last run to the end. Nothing’s going to be easy for the Royals but they realize how important this series is to their season as well.
Now. Since everything is all about ME, I’ll take the label of jinx and run with it.
There’s no way they sweep the Royals. There’s no way they make the playoffs. Bank on it.
Now go ahead, boys, prove me wrong! Keep pulling me back in!