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The Indians late season schedule is cake

Aug 30, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

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I spoke a bit yesterday about how the Nationals have a relatively easy ride the rest of the way as they make a late season surge. But the Indians may have it even easier. Sure, they just got swept by the Braves and have series against Detroit and Baltimore straight ahead. But if they get through that without getting totally obliterated they have this to close out the season:

Mets-Royals-White Sox-Royals-Astros-White Sox-Twins.

Cleveland has had a heck of a time with good teams, particularly the Tigers, but that schedule has to give them hope.

  1. unclemosesgreen - Aug 30, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    So you’re saying it’s delicious and demonstrably superior to pie?

    • aceshigh11 - Aug 30, 2013 at 10:58 AM

      I knew that meme was gonna come up.

    • cur68 - Aug 30, 2013 at 10:58 AM

      That’s what he’s saying, all right. The Old Pie Apologist has it correct this time. The Indians will have Mets-Royals-White Sox-Royals-Astros-White Sox-Twins for dessert. At least in theory. I imagine those teams have other plans, but there is no doubt that they are the cake here.

    • El Bravo - Aug 30, 2013 at 12:24 PM

      no.

  2. gigab0t - Aug 30, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    Don’t get too excited Cleveland…

    Detroit’s remaining schedule:

    – Indians
    – Red Sox (CLE vs. BAL)
    – Royals
    – White Sox
    – Royals
    – Mariners
    – White Sox
    – Twins
    – Marlins

    • largebill - Aug 30, 2013 at 10:47 AM

      gigabot, Don’t believe Craig was saying the easy schedule will enable Tribe to catch Detroit. Detroit is leading division by 5 or 6 games. The easy schedule should give them an opportunity to leap back into wild card race.

      Most disappointing thing about the that last month or so for Cleveland is the pitching (which was the big question mark) has been really good and we have failed to capitalize on those good outings. Look at the series against Braves. Three very well pitched games by Cleveland but got swept anyways because they only scored 3 runs in those three games.

    • fomeols - Aug 30, 2013 at 10:48 AM

      Don’t underestimate the Royals.
      The Indians have an uphill battle, but they aren’t don’t yet.

      • dluxxx - Aug 30, 2013 at 12:29 PM

        I was gonna say the same thing. The Royals are actually fairly descent this year.

  3. proudlycanadian - Aug 30, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Must be fun to play in the AL Central!

    • nbjays - Aug 30, 2013 at 11:03 AM

      Anything would be more fun than the AL East.

    • beelza - Aug 30, 2013 at 11:50 AM

      I agree. The AL Central and the Canadian Military are both cupcak walks.

      • proudlycanadian - Aug 30, 2013 at 12:09 PM

        Careful! The spelling police will get after you.

    • aiede - Aug 30, 2013 at 12:04 PM

      Have you SEEN the AL West?

      • historiophiliac - Aug 30, 2013 at 12:37 PM

        I really wish people would embrace facts and give up the notion that ours is the weakest division already. It’s tiresome.

      • indaburg - Aug 30, 2013 at 7:00 PM

        Does paperlions have to review the facts with again, ‘philiac?

    • byjiminy - Sep 5, 2013 at 1:11 PM

      Not really. Because if you play in the AL Central, chances are you suck.

  4. mc1439 - Aug 30, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    Any time predictions like this are made than they always find ways to blow it. Applies to every team.

  5. papacrick - Aug 30, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    I love how people still talk about the AL Central like its 2008 or something when the AL West has the Angels, Astros, Mariners, and a flukey A’s team not to mention the Rangers who are worse than the previous three years but have a good record because they get to play the aforementioned teams

    • Jeremy Fox - Aug 30, 2013 at 2:06 PM

      The A’s won the division last year and are contending again this year. Can you be a fluke for more than one year?

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