Ok people, Today was bad… REALLY BAD! But, you need to keep a couple things in mind before you all start fliping out like all of us Cleveland fans just LOVE to do…
#1. Cliff Lee Will Be Fine. The man was hit with a line drive that left a knot the size of a golf ball on his throwing arm. That was right before he let four 2-out runs score in the 2nd. Getting hit on the elbow of your pitching arm is going to take you out of your game and it’s not surprising that it took Lee out of his. Plus, he has to try and live up to being a Cy Young winner and preform like one on every start. Most people can’t live up to that right away! Look at C.C. at the start of last season. It took him 3 or 4 starts before he finally got his rhythm back after winning the AL Cy Young in 2007. Just give Cliff some time to find his.
#2. The Rangers Know How to Play in Their Park. Rangers Ballpark is hands-down, a hitters ballpark. So who better knows how to win in that park than the team who plays half their games there? They know how the winds are on the diamond. They know how to work the corners both on offense and defense. If anyone knows how the win in Rangers Ballpark, it’s definitely the Rangers.
#3. It’s Only One Game! 161 More to Come! The season just started. Sure, it didn’t go the way we all hoped it would. But, every team is going to have more than one game like this. It’s good to get a game like this out of the way now so we can figure out what the problem is and fix it before we get to the meat of the season. Don’t jugde a team based on the Opening Day game.
We have 161 more games to go and a night off tomorrow…
The Indians will be fine… Have faith, Tribe.