Ugly And Slouchy

Ok, that was brutal. And long.

Jesse Crain may have taken the loss –and he was awful– but you can pin this one on the offense.

Here’s the ugliest fine print from the boxscore, and the best indication of the difference between the the two teams in terms of hitting approach: Minnesota pitchers threw 236 pitches; Cleveland’s threw 141. Time and again the Indians had long, tough at bats, fouling off pitches and working deep counts. The Twins, meanwhile, were just hacking away, provoking unpleasant flashbacks of 2005.

Though I still don’t think the Indians have done enough to shore up their bullpen, you sure wouldn’t know it from last night’s game.