Not much of a recap due to me throwing a bachelor party in DC over the weeekend. After winning the first two games of the series the Tigers bats awoken to thump the Indians in the last two leaving the two teams where they started the series, with the Tribe 2 1/2 games ahead. The Tribe went 6-4 in 10 games versus the Tigers and Red Sox, one less than my decree of 7. Close but no cigar.
The Indians bats seemed to awaken for the series but their pitching did them no favors. Cliff Lee and Jeremy Sowers both did not make it through five innings and the bullpen was shaky at best. With C. C. Sabathia, Fausto Carmona and Paul Byrd pitching so well it is disheartening to see Lee and Sowers be so bad. The bullpen still needs to define their roles as only Aaron Fultz and Rafael Betancourt can be relied upon.
Let's look on the bright side: the Indians are 1/3 of the way of the season, in first place, and still haven't played their best baseball of the year.
A day of tomorrow before Kansas City visits for 3. Memo to Eric Wedge... a sweep would be nice considering the SIZABLE talent gap over the Royals