Wow. That title is so terrible, it’s like I’m trying to make it bad. Oh right, I was.
It’s never good to get swept, as our opponents the Mets and the Indians know, but I suppose sweeps aren’t any worse than any other set of three losses. At least this particular streak doesn’t feel like we’re in a terrible rut, our players all suck and the baseball gods hate us, and thus are going to lose the next seven straight and give on the season and alas, woe is us, for we are bewoed. You know what I mean. If you’re going to get swept, do it right after winning 6 straight.
Tonight was vintage Arroyo. Unfortunately, that vintage is 2011. Bronson was allowing plenty of flyballs, and I think in Great American, more than 2 of them could have been home runs. The beat down was aided by a head-scratcher of a call where Zack Cozart bobbled the ball at second base with two outs. Still, the cameras (and the Indians booth) are pretty clear that Santana was out, but was called safe by the ump, and the Indians went on to score three runs in that inning. It’s not totally clear why Votto even threw towards second, but it’s hard to be too sour about any of it as we were already down 5-0 in the seventh inning, and had only mustered a single hit up til that point.
It’s also thankful that the Pirates lost, though the Cardinals won. That means we’re 2.5 games in front of Pittsburgh, and 3.5 in front of St. Louis. I’m glad we get Minnesota and Milwaukee at home this week though, before heading out to the west coast for an 11 game road trip that will extend to the all-star break. Elsewise, things could get real depressing.