Are the Cleveland Indians peaking too soon? | The Tylt
Are the Cleveland Indians peaking too soon?
The Cleveland Indians now own the longest modern winning streak in MLB history. The 1916 New York Giants hold a 26-game win streak that was interrupted by a tie. Back then, a tie would result in a make-up game, which the Giants won. The Tribe still has a chance to pass the Giants, but they could definitely use this magic in the playoffs. Is the team peaking too soon?
The Cleveland Indians' win streak is not only historic but a sign of good things to come. The Tribe is peaking at the right time, and the team will carry this momentum into the postseason.
Having a win streak where everyone is contributing boosts the confidence of everyone in the clubhouse. If Cleveland gets in a tight spot in the playoffs, the team can pull themselves out with that confidence.
No one on the roster is having crazy uptick in their stats, so Cleveland has been winning with regular contributions. When the team gets healthier, it will only get better. There is no peaking too early with the Tribe—the team is peaking at the right time.
Don't think a team can go from 100 to 0 really quick—just ask the Los Angeles Dodgers. In a 66-game stretch from June 7 to August 25, the Dodgers went 55-11 and built an enormous lead in the NL West. Then they plummeted to a paltry 1-16 record immediately after. That's what happens when you peak early.
The Tribe looks good right now, but it only takes a game for the magic to disappear. The team will easily come down to earth as the weather cools, and the pressure is more intense. Cleveland peaked too early, and they won't perform well in the playoffs.