The Cleveland Indians losing streak stands at 10 after dropping the first of three against the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.
With any ugly streak comes ugly numbers and MLB.com's Jordan Bastian has crunched some of them. Here is a sampling:
- There have been 327 losing streaks of 10 or more games in baseball history, dating back to 1918. This is only the 13th time that a Major League team has given up at least five runs in each of the losses.
- The Indians have allowed 88 runs in the past 10 games. That marks the most runs allowed by Cleveland in any 10-game stretch since the club gave up 89 runs in a 10-game period in August of 1938.
- Cleveland's pitching staff has an 8.12 ERA (77 ER/85.1 IP) during the current 10-game losing streak. That is the highest ERA posted by an Indians team in any of the nine 10-game skids in franchise history.
- Cleveland's starting rotation has gone 0-8 with an 11.66 ERA (57 ER/44 IP) over the 10-game losing streak. Zach McAllister's outing (1.2 IP) on Monday marked the sixth time in 10 losses that the Tribe's starting pitcher lasted fewer than five innings. ...
- … Over the course of the 10-game skid, the Indians offense has hit a collective .219 (75-for-343) with 31 run scored (3.1 per game).
- Over the 10 losses, the Indians have been outscored 13-4 through the first inning, 31-7 through the second inning, 39-13 through three innings and 58-15 through four innings. That means they've been down roughly five runs on average after four frames.
Yikes. With the Twins now just two games back of them in the AL Central, they need to turn things around quickly.
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