The Cleveland Indians have finally gotten through the first month of the season but not without sustaining some bumps and bruises along the way. Sitting just under .500, the Tribe seemingly couldn’t go a week with a full, healthy lineup—which could be the reason their April was so underwhelming.
In addition to the injuries, a few key players played below their normal averages and really hurt the team’s chances to win. Also, when a team’s starting pitching rotation consists of only two solid starters, it makes it extremely difficult to string together wins.
Looking at some of the individual statistics from the first month of the season, it’s easy to pick out who can be deemed a winner for the month and who will have to redeem themselves in May.