Maybe the Cleveland baseball club should revert back to one of its original nicknames: the Spiders who lost a huge amount of games one year, the Forest Cities with trees as the mascot, or the Naps which would have a sleeping baseball player. Yes...I realize the Naps referred to Napoleon Lajoie.
Bauer is continuing the practice of pitchers having a hard time getting through the early innings. The offense is awful. Are they pressing too hard? Are teams playing the tribe tougher since they were the AL champions? Whatever it is the overall team batting (terrible) and pitching (like batting practice) is not beginning very well at all.
Only player I would have some concerns about aside from the normal ones (Bauer being a flake, Tomlin throwing powderpuffs, Carrasco getting injured) would be Kluber because he threw so many innings last year.
I think when Kipnis returns, and Encarnacion comes around, the offense will be fine. Edwin generally has miserable Aprils (.239 hitter in April from 2014-2016 which includes a relatively warm .250 start last year) so the fact that he has come out cold is no great surprise.
This is the impossibility of the existence of nothing.
Maybe it's just as well that Carrasco and Salazar weren't available for World Series pitching last year. Neither one has shown themselves to be reliable and to be counted on. Too many homeruns with walks so far this year. Tribe is just treading water right now. I know, it's early.