Tribe puts up goose egg, loses again

Another series opener, another loss. The misery just continues for the Tribe as they were blanked by the Cincinnati Reds 3-0 Friday night at the Jake. Aaron Harange, of all people, pitched the complete game shutout and keeps the Tribe searching for answers. Ryan Freel had a career-high five hits for the Reds in the victory, which put them within three games of the Cardinals in the NL Central. Poor execution with runners in scoring position (1 for 10) ultimately cost the Indians the game. Their best chance came in the eighth when they had runners on first and second with nobody out and couldn’t score. Instead of bunting the runners over, Jhonny Peralta grounded into a double play, killing any chance the Indians had of a rally. The Indians blew another solid performance by Jake Westbrook. In his last two starts now, comprising of 14 innings pitched, Jake has only allowed three runs and the Tribe lost both games.

In the bottom of the ninth with two outs and the Indians down 3-0, Aaron Boone decided it was a good idea to lay down a bunt, which resulted in an easy out to end the ballgame. I hope Wedge isn’t that stupid and called that from the dugout so Boone must have done that on his own. At least the fireworks were a good show.

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