Tuesday, April 8, 2014 (7:05 ET)
TV: STO (CLE), FSSD (SD)
Radio: WTAM (CLE), XPRS (SD)
Starting pitchers: Corey Kluber (RH) vs. Tyson Ross (RH)
Kluber did not look good in his first start, but hopefully he'll fare better back home against a National League lineup. Ross is a 26-year-old righty who was a bit better than league average in 125 innings last year.
|Nyjer Morgan (CF)||Everth Cabrera (SS)|
|Nick Swisher (1B)||Seth Smith (LF)|
|Jason Kipnis (2B)||Chase Headley (3B)|
|Carlos Santana (3B)||Yonder Alonso (1B)|
|Michael Brantley (LF)||Yasmani Grandal (C)|
|Asdrubal Cabrera (SS)||Will Venable (RF)|
|Lonnie Chisenhall (DH)||Jedd Gyorko (2B)|
|Yan Gomes (C)||Tommy Medica (DH)|
|David Murphy (RF)||Alexi Amarista (CF)|
There's been a little movement around the bottom of the batting order from day to day, but this is looking like the standard lineup against righties, and it's a lineup I feel good about. It'd be nice to see them jump the Padres early, especially with a doubleheader looming.
Speaking of which, Trevor Bauer has been brought up from Columbus to start the second game tomorrow. Hold on to your butts.
Today's other AL Central games:
Today's Indians minor-league affiliate games:
Triple-A: Columbus vs. Louisville, 6:35 ET (Michael Bourn will play as part of his rehab)
Double-A: Akron @ Altoona, 6:30 ET
High-A: Carolina @ Frederick, 7:00 ET
Low-A: Lake County @ Clinton, 7:30 ET