Apparently, with Indians' manager Eric Wedge downplaying his team's offensive slump, the Indians' front office will support his inactivity and hide their heads...not in the sand, either.
When a team is mired this far into a batting slump, there should be no players guaranteed a start in the line-up each day, especially playing a team like the Royals. Tonight, the Indians lost to the Kansas City Royals by a score of 2-1, yet one more time denying their ace, C.C. Sabathia win #15 on the season.
Something must be done to bring this offense out of their funk. We have been waiting with our "chins up," as Eric Wedge has suggested, but the slump continues and is costing the team valuable games. How long will the front office let this go on while the season slips away? If the Indians don't win the division, they will be out of the playoffs.
Sit Hafner, Sizemore, and Blake on Saturday.
Play Lofton in CF, Gutierrez in RF, Martinez as the DH, Garko @1st, Michaels in LF, Cabrera @2nd, Gomez @3rd, Shoppach @C, and Peralta @SS. You need hitting more than defense against the Royals, even though that defense isn't bad at all.
At any rate, something must be done and the time to do it is passing quickly.
Anyone may argue that this team will hit in time. We can't wait for that to take place on it's own.
Raise the bar, make 'em hit, and get over it already!