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Some meaning to the games, but why streak now Indians?!!

September 12, 2017

True, the Indians are playing for something, at least the A.L. one seed , which they now lead by one and a fraction games over Houston (Astros) and in this the first year ever, in which W.S. home advantage will be determined by record, a “race” with N.L. teams L.A. (Dodgers) and Wash (Nationals), but why with 19 straight wins, are the Indians, perhaps and likely peaking now?

Of course, a lesser pace can get them the long sought title. Last year, “Cleve” went (10-2) in their first twelve ‘offs games, before losing the last 3 W.S. games to the Cubs, which ended the Cubs’ 108 year title drought while prolonging Cleveland’s to at least 69 years.

The Indians will be over 4 to 1 faves with ace pitcher Kluber at home tonight, vs Detroit, in a bid to tie the A.L. record win skein of the 2002 Oakland A’s, set around this time of year.

Those A’s and the A’s of that “Money Ball” era never even won a playoffs series, while the 1916 New York Giants, who won 26 straight games with a tie among 27 played, did not make the World Series.

The ’35 Cubs, who won 21 straight games, lost in 6 to the Tigers of Detroit, in that season’s World Series.

 

Goose Goslin pictured above, “tuned in” Mickey Cochrane, for whom Mickey Mantle was named, with the W.S. winning run in 1935.

 

 

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