The Indians have lost five games in a row, and are willing to try anything to get their game back
The best deep dish pizza in Chicago is allegedly Lou Malnati’s, per sources. Sandy Alomar, Jr has made enough trips to the Windy City to know this, and with the team in need of a pick me up, Alomar opted for a wings and pizza night out while the Indians await their series against the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday.
A day off in this shortened season is rare, especially in September. The stretch run is more like a sprint, rather than the usual marathon. Such is the case when 162 games turns into 60 games overnight.
The Indians haven’t been themselves lately
Cleveland’s pitching staff let them down in a series sweep at the hands of the red-hot Minnesota Twins. The Indians have fallen behind both them and the Chicago White Sox in the AL Central.
“It was a matter of execution,” Alomar said of the pitching struggles, per Cleveland.com. “Behind in the count a few times and trying to throw balls in the middle of the plate. They don’t miss those.”
In the end, this Cleveland team is too talented to worry about long-term. With half of September remaining, assuming the Indians can right themselves they still possess one of the best rotations in all of baseball, including Shane Bieber.
With Francisco Lindor’s future hanging in the balance, the Indians must make the most of this season and the next. Whether it be pizza, wings, or a new pitching staff, Cleveland must make it happen.