Most people and fans of the teams still facing off in the National League side of the MLB playoffs might be unaware of who they’ll face.
With the Cubs pulling even in their series with the Dodgers last night at two games a piece, the American League champions were crowned. The Cleveland Indians defeated the Blue Jays four games to one with a 3-0 victory yesterday afternoon.
With not as much wow factor surrounding an Indians team who have cruised their way through the playoffs, losing only one game, they are showing that baseball is a beautiful game when played the correct way.
Winning games with timely hitting, solid starting pitching and great bullpen pitching is exactly how baseball should be played. This is the formula the Indians have used throughout their season and the playoffs, helping to have a manager in Terry Francona who has used this formula for success in the past.
Yes, whoever comes out of the NL will have a team with more star power and hype. They will most likely be the favorite in the World Series, but the Cleveland Indians don’t care. The Indians will sit and watch the rest of the NLCS, only learning everything they can for their next opponent. They will cherish this short time off to rest pitchers and get fully rested for what will be the first World Series appearance in Cleveland since 1997.
With already the NBA title this summer, there seems to be something special in the Cleveland water that everyone is drinking.