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Indians vs. Rockies game thread (Saturday): Trevor Bauer vs. Franklin Morales

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Jason Miller

Colorado Rockies @ Cleveland Indians

Saturday, May 31, 2014, 3:05 PM ET, Progressive Field


Radio: WTAM (CLE), KOA (COL)

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Today's Lineups

Charlie Blackmon - CF Michael Bourn - CF
Michael Cuddyer - 3B Asdrubal Cabrera - SS
Carlos Gonzalez - LF Michael Brantley - LF
Troy Tulowitzki - SS Ryan Raburn - DH
Justin Morneau - 1B Yan Gomes- C
Drew Stubbs - RF David Murphy - RF
Corey Dickerson - DH Jesus Aguilar - 1B
Wilin Rosario - C Lonnie Chisenhall - 3B
DJ LeMahieu - 2B Mike Aviles - 2B
Franklin Morales - LHP Trevor Bauer - RHP


Granted, various injuries are sort of forcing Francona's hand, but I'm still happy to see Lonnie getting the chance to start against a lefty. The lineup still doesn't look especially impressive, but hopefully they can get to Morales, who's not having a good year (5.65 ERA, 5.55 FIP). Jason Kipnis is out just to make sure he doesn't overdo it in returning from injury.

Meanwhile, Trevor Bauer looks to bounce back from his first bad game of the year, when he walked 3 and gave up 2 home runs while lasting only 4.1 innings against Baltimore. Colorado strikes out less than any other NL team, but they also don't draw many walks. We'll see how that plays out.


Today's other AL Central games

Twins (Kevin Correia) @ Yankees (Masahiro Tanaka), 1:05 PM ET

Royals (Aaron Brooks) @ Blue Jays (Marcus Stroman), 1:07 PM ET

Padres (Tyson Ross) @ White Sox (Andre Rienzo), 2:10 PM ET

Tigers (Drew Smyly) at Mariners (Chris Young), 10:10 PM ET


Today's Indians minor league affiliate games

Triple-A: Columbus Clippers doubleheader vs. Louisville, 1:05 and 7:05 PM ET

Double-A: Akron RubberDucks (Cody Anderson) vs. Harrisburg, 6:35 PM ET

High-A: Carolina Mudcats (TBD) @ Myrtle Beach, 7:05 PM ET

Single-A: Lake County Captains (Robbie Aviles) vs. South Bend, 7:05 PM ET