Counting the ways
When Dave Trembley was asked during his postgame MASN interview with Buck Martinez what he thought made the difference in his team's latest unsightly loss, he seemed pretty sure of himself:
"I think the key to the game was not getting the last out of the first inning,'' he said.
Fair enough. Garrett Olson got the first two outs of the first inning, but the Indians went from down two runs to up two runs before he could get off the mound. Hard to dispute the significance of a four-run rally in a game decided by two.
Of course, you could also point to the four errors -- the second night in a row that the defense fell apart -- though Trembley again seemed to look past that to keep the focus on the club's rocky pitching. Maybe he's still trolling for the roster move that did not come today.