Indians Lose 3 of 4 To Mariners Following 10-4 Loss; Three Takeaways from the Setback
CLEVELAND - If it's one thing the Indians would want right about now, it's to forget about is this last weekend series against the Seattle Mariners.
Before yesterday's game, the Tribe and the Mariners games in the 2018 season have been decided in a one-run game before Seattle roughed up Tribe's pitching.
Sunday the script stayed about the same as Saturday. Cleveland loses the weekend series in a 10-4 loss and the season series. Like all series, Mariners stayed aggressive and did a scouting report on Josh Tomlin who held a 5-1 career record against Seattle before coming into today's game.
1. Tomlin's Early Struggles
Looks like Josh Tomlin will have to wait for at least five more days to try to get his first win of the season. The Mariners roughed up Tomlin starting in the second inning where they attacked five runs in the inning.
Started out with Ryon Healy RBI single to score Mitch Haniger. Three batters later, still in the second inning, Robinson Cano connected on a two-run homer to center field.
It took awhile for Tomlin to calm down, pitching three scoreless innings until it got to the sixth inning when Healy went deep to left for a home run to make it a 6-2 game.
Final numbers on Tomlin - 6 innings, 10 hits, 6 runs earned and 3 strikeouts.
2. When It Rains, It Pours
In the seventh inning, the Indians attempted to make a comeback on Jose Ramirez RBI double to left off of Ben Gamel's glove by making a diving attempt play.
In the top of the eighth inning, Nick Goody came in to pitch and this weekend hasn't been so well for him. Right off the bat he allowed a triple to Mitch Haniger.
Two batters later, Gamel brought Haniger home on his RBI single. After that, Ryon Healy hit his second homer of the day to make it a 9-4 game.
Seattle continued to pound Indians relievers as Haniger wrapped up the scoring with a solo homer off Zach McAllister in the 9th to make it a 10-4 game.
In this homestand, the Indians have already split a two-game series with the Chicago Cubs, and now have lost three of four over this last weekend to Seatte as the Mariners got a hold of Indians pitching to go out with a series win.
Now the Tribe will turn their attention to the Texas Rangers starting tomorrow for a three-game series. And then the Toronto Blue Jays for a traditional doubleheader this Thursday.