Cleveland Indians: Pitching Woes Continue

By Bonder Carthen
Carlos Carrasco
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The Cleveland Indians tried to play catch up the entire night and dropped their second-straight game of their four-game series to Central Division rivals Chicago White Sox.

Carlos Carrasco‘s (0-2) struggles continued and it took the Tribe five innings to get the bats going and tie the game at three. But the White Sox offense stayed hot and put up runs in six-straight innings. With the win, the White Sox match their win total against the Indians last season (2-17).

The third loss in a row drops Cleveland back under .500 (5-6) and their pitching woes continue. Five of their six pitchers in tonight’s game gave up at least one run. The offense tried a couple times to keep the team in the game, but the pitchers just couldn’t slow down the  Chicago bats, who lead the American League in ­­runs early in the season.

The Indians’ pitching staff has been anything but consistent to start the 2014 season and has to get better for Cleveland, from starters through the bullpen. If they don’t turn things around soon, it could be a long season for Tribe fans.

The White Sox have put up 16 runs in two games and drawn 13 walks, several in crucial points late in the game, extending leads and putting things out of reach.

In the first 11 games this season, the Indians have given up at least six runs in six games. They are 1-5 in those games.

Tribe ace Justin Materson looks to get his first win of the season and put an end to the Indians’ three-game skid. The White Sox counter with Felipe Paulino (0-1) in the third game of this four-game series Saturday afternoon at 2:10 p.m ET.

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