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At just five games back, they have a real shot to sneak into the second AL wild card.
Francisco Lindor struggled a bit in his first two weeks offensively, but the rookie has been outstanding in July and August, hitting .333 with 10 doubles and six homers in 48 games. They've got a keeper here.
Trevor Bauer since the All-Star break: 1-5, 7.12 ERA in seven starts. He looked like he was putting it all together back in May, when the 24-year-old had a four-start stretch with a 1.53 ERA and 31 strikeouts in 29 1/3 innings. It would appear there's more work to do.
Carlos Carrasco is some kind of locked in right now. In his last three starts, he's gone 26 innings and allowed three earned runs (1.04 ERA) on seven hits while striking out 22 against two walks.
It'll be interesting to see how they operate in the offseason, because there really are a lot of good players here on good contracts. They just need to fill around the likes of Jason Kipnis, Michael Brantley, Yan Gomes, Francisco Lindor, Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco et al.
So much for being a second-half team.
Yes, Francisco Lindor is having a rough go at the plate, but remember the defensive value and his age (21).
Don't count these guys out. They've proven themselves a second-half team under Terry Francona and they are just 5 1/2 out of the second AL wild card.
Corey Kluber (4-9 record) is a pretty great example why we shouldn't use W-L as the primary indicator of a quality starting pitcher.
How about the youngster Cody Anderson? Gotta love a 0.57 ERA through two big-league starts.
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2015 Team Leaders
AVGMichael Brantley , LF.321
HRCarlos Santana , 1B15
RBIMichael Brantley , LF74
OBPMichael Brantley , LF.393
SLGMichael Brantley , LF.486
RJason Kipnis , 2B76
SBMichael Brantley , LF14
WDanny Salazar , SP12
ERADanny Salazar , SP3.27
WHIPCorey Kluber , SP1.03
KCorey Kluber , SP219
SVCody Allen , RP28

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