In others, it’s apparent the manager is already resigned to his fate. Brad Ausmus made a joke about next year's manager just now. Ausmus was hired by the Tigers before the 2014 and has since posted a 312-324 record.
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- It does not seem to matter who they are playing, where they are playing or even who is in the lineup. The Cleveland Indians just keep winning. Indians manager Terry Francona gave regular starters Jose Ramirez, Jason Kipnis and Austin Jackson a day off and his starting pitcher Danny Salazar lasted only 2 2/3 innings. But the Indians won again, completing a three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Angels with a 4-1 win Thursday afternoon at Angel Stadium. Francona had considered giving shortstop Francisco Lindor a day off as well, knowing he had started 149 of the club's 152 games before Thursday. But Lindor got the call and responded with a decisive three-run home run in the fifth
Following an NFL team is no small deal. In addition to the time commitment, there's the emotional drain of following the ups and downs of a team throughout the season. Last year, I wrote off the Detroit Lions before their season began. But I seem a bit more excited about the franchise this season. Am I just setting myself up for a crushing disappointment?