Tribe hits rock bottom

The Indians sure arenít playing good baseball and may have hit their lowest point of the season Wednesday afternoon. For a team that is expected to be a playoff contender this season, getting swept by one of the worst teams in the league shouldnít even be an option. Unfortunately, thatís exactly what happened as the Indians lost to the Royals 10-8, completing a three-game sweep. Despite another poor start by Jake Westbrook, in which he gave up seven earned runs in 5 2/3 innings, the Tribe was still in the game in the eighth. They fought back to tie it at eight until the bottom of the inning when Aaron Guiel and Angel Berroa put the Royals up by two with two home runs off Guillermo Mota. Jhonny Peralta and Casey Blake both homered for the Tribe in the ballgame but once again the pitching was not there. Royals starter Scott Elarton did not pitch particularly well against his former mates but was able to smile at the end of the day.

“We’ve all got to fight through this and stay strong mentally,” Wedge said. “We’ve got to make adjustments on the mound.”

This is getting a little ridiculous. Maybe they should start holding pitching tryouts at the Jake. Thank God the Indians have an off day tomorrow to possibly take a step back and collect their thoughts.

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