Through three games this season the Indians have scored 20 runs and allowed 24 – just the third time in franchise history both totals have been over 20 this early in the season.
The last time was the glorious year of 1995, when the Indians opened up the year with an 11-6 win over the Rangers, followed by a 10-9 loss and a 6-5 loss.
In 1936 they took a less-conventional route to the 20/20 mark. The Tribe lost 3-0 on opening day behind Mel Harder, then followed that up with 14-7 win over the Tigers and a 13-10 extra-inning victory over the Browns.
In both 1995 and 1936 the Tribe finished with a winning record. Hope that’s a sign of things to come. (doubtful.)