"If we've lost too many in a row, and we're panicking, they'll (players) feel that". "He's the heartbeat of the offense, and everyone rallies around him".
"A tie was never an acceptable result of a baseball game", explained Steve Hirdt, executive vice president at the Elias Sports Bureau, major league baseball's official record keeper.
Currently the Indians stand tied with the World Series champion 1947 New York Yankees and the 1906 champion Chicago White Sox with 19 straight wins. As Grant Brisbee pointed out on Monday, MLB finally got things right when it comes to World Series home-field advantage, and the seasons of the Dodgers, Nationals, and Indians are proof of that: Who has the top record does matter, and the Dodgers are, one game at a time, wasting the incredible lead for it that they had built up over the summer. The club ranks 12th in fly ball rate (37.4 percent), with a 33.8 percent hard hit ball rate, proving it still doesn't rely solely on homers to produce runs.
Since then, there's been nothing but W's, let alone a tie. They weren't expecting Jose Ramirez to be an MVP-caliber player. "They are a very good team". We like the depth that we have. The Tribe starts its season in Seattle on March 29 while the home opener is scheduled for April 6 against the Kansas City Royals.
In his first eight starts after the break, Carrasco saw his ERA rise from 3.44 to 3.95.
"You get leads and you try to hold them", said closer Cody Allen, who has converted 26 of 30 save opportunities. He allowed two runs or less in all five.
"This is the record that I always wanted to see challenged", he said. "From there, the Yankees could piece it together, and the end of their bullpen can match up with anybody". We like the depth that we have.
The Indians have outscored their 19 victims by 100 runs during this streak. Cole Hamels struck out seven in six innings to win for the first time in his last four starts. It nearly led to a championship, and the Indians will soon clinch another chance. The call was reversed and ruled a foul ball. They'll go for the sweep - and their 18th win - with right-hander Trevor Bauer during Sunday's finale at 8:05 ET. "You can tell they know they have something special going on".
Nolan Arenado's three-run homer broke a 2-2 tie in the eighth inning before the Rockies held off the Diamondbacks, 5-4. Jeimer Candelario had two of them.