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Indians vs. White Sox Game Thread (Tuesday): Justin Masterson vs. Chris Sale

Let's Go Tribe!

Does anyone else find this picture of Masterson mildly creepy?
Does anyone else find this picture of Masterson mildly creepy?
Jonathan Daniel

Colorado Rockies @ Cleveland Indians

Friday, May 30, 2014, 7:10 PM ET, Progrssive Field



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Today's Lineups

Michael Bourn - CF Adam Eaton - CF
Asdrubal Cabrera - SS Gordon Beckham - 2B
Michael Brantley - LF Conor Gillaspie - 3B
Ryan Raburn - DH Adam Dunn - 1B
Yan Gomes - C Alexei Ramirez - SS
Jesus Aguilar - 1B Dayan Viciedo - RF
David Murphy - RF Paul Konerko - DH
Mike Aviles - 3B Alejandro De Aza - LF
Justin Sellers - 2B Tyler Flowers - C
Justin Masterson - RHP Chris Sale - LHP


In case you missed it, Carlos Santana and Nick Swisher have both been placed on the disabled list.

I'll be honest, tonight's lineup does not inspire me to expect big things. I might feel differently if the Tribe had shown any ability to hit lefties this season, or if the lefty on the mound for Chicago tonight wasn't one of the very best southpaws in baseball. Sure, the Indians have hit well against Sale before, but I'm not convinced they have his number or anything.

Meanwhile, Lonnie Chisenhall, my choice for Indians Player of the Week, still isn't allowed to start against a lefty, with Francona preferring to have Sellers' bat in the lineup.

Let's hope Masterson is much more on his game tonight than he has been of late.


Today's other AL Central games

Rangers (Scott Baker) at Twins (Phil Hughes), 8:10 PM ET

Astros (Collin McHugh) at Royals (Jeremy Guthrie), 8:10 PM ET

Tigers (Max Scherzer) at Athletics (Sonny Gray), 10:05 PM ET


Today's Indians minor league affiliate games

Triple-A: Columbus Clippers (TBD) vs. Charlotte, 6:35 PM ET

Double-A: Akron RubberDucks (Will Roberts) @ Bowie, 6:35 PM ET

High-A: Carolina Mudcats (Ryan Merritt) vs. Wilmington, 7:00 PM ET

Single-A: Lake County Captains (Dace Kime) vs. Great Lakes, 6:30 PM ET