Nick Swisher comes to the plate, bottom of the fifth inning, looking to do some damage. The Indians have 2 men on, trailing 3-0, and Swisher looks to come through in the clutch. Well, “clutch” wouldn’t be the exact word I would use to describe the AB, which ended in a groundout to first.
For the game, Swisher went 0-4 with two strikeouts and five men left on base.Swisher looked completely puzzled against Alex Cobb, as did most of Cleveland’s lineup. Swisher, who now has 158 career postseason AB, is batting .165 in his postseason career.
Swisher finished the regular season with a .246 batting average, 22 home runs, and 63 RBI, which is not great, but he definitely contributed to the Indians making the postseason after a dreadful 2012.
Altogether, to most people, this was a successful season for Cleveland, after many years of failure. Cleveland fans definitely have something to look forward to come next April.