Cleveland (WOIO) - Win streaks are great. They give a team confidence, hopefully gain ground within the division, and excite the fans. And the Indians have have a couple of nice streaks already this season, including a 6-game run back in late April. But just as impressive, and maybe more important, are the wins that prevent a streak, in the other direction.
We all remember the Tribe's fatal slide in the second half of last season. This is not your 2012 team. Already, under Terry Francona, they've shown the ability to heal the wound before it even begins to bleed. A week ago, they dropped the first one in Detroit, then bounced right back to take the final two. And on Wednesday, less than 18 hours after falling to the Phillies, they lit up the board again, completing their season series win over Philadelphia with a 10-4 beatdown.
That is the sign of a good team. A team that will be around all summer. In Philly, it was Cory Kluber, keeping the Phillies' bats quiet until the Tribe broke out their own. Next time, will be someone else. That is simply how the 2013 Indians are built...for the long haul. Their early resiliency already proves that.
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