Regardless of the run-support issues, the Indians' pitching staff was responsible for allowing more runs than any other team in the American League. As a once-promising season slipped away, Cleveland elevated Rueben Niebla to take over the pitching coach duties for Radinksy.
After winning their past two games, including a 5-3 win over Boston on Thursday that saw Ubaldo Jimenez strike out ten batters to earn the win, some of those pitchers lament their part in getting their coach fired. Jason Bautista share a pair of tweets with quote from Jimenez and closer Chris Perez on the firing of Radinsky and the challenge of turning things around during a losing streak.
Ubaldo, on Radinsky firing: "He did everything possible. It's my fault. It's all the starting pitchers' fault. We haven't been consistent."— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) August 10, 2012
Chris Perez, on recent 11-game losing streak: "During that streak, it's like a cancer. We looked like we forgot how to play ball, honestly."— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) August 10, 2012