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Indians @ Mariners GameThread (Friday): Bauer looks to cool down hot Mariners bats with science, curveballs

Gettin' stupid throwin' cheddar/ain't nobody do it better

Jason Miller

Cleveland Indians @ Seattle Mariners

Friday, June 20, 2014, 10:10 p.m., SafeCo Field



Series Preview

Today's Lineups

Michael Bourn - CF Endy Chavez - DH
Asdrubal Cabrera - SS James Jones - CF
Michael Brantley - LF Robinson Cano - 2B
Carlos Santana - 1B Kyle Seager - 3B
Jason Kipnis - 2B Logan Morrison - 1B
Lonnie Chisenhall - 3B Mike Zunino - C
Yan Gomes - C Michael Saunders - RF
Nick Swisher - DH Dustin Ackley - LF
David Murphy - RF Brad Miller - SS
Trevor Bauer - RHP Chris Young - RHP

From the gutter to the Pacific Northwest, Trevor Bauer is out to throw some cheddar against a Mariners offense that has been on a tear lately. Bauer hasn't been amazing this year overall, but he's been solid and has certainly shown signs of maturing and improving. It feels like any game could be a breakout game for him, so why not this one?

This is a very different Mariners team than the one that we embarrassed last year. LNGFT manager Eric Wedge is no more, and Robinson Cano has stepped in to provide an intimidating middle-of-the-order presence. We'll need Bauer to throw strikes, because the offense will be challenged by M's starter Chris Young. Here's hoping Kip and Cabby can amaze, and Santana keeps whippin' out the hose, because we won't have Scotty K, Smith, or CP helping out with the swings and whiffs (whiffs).

Let's Go Tribe!


Today's other AL Central games

Chicago White Sox (John Danks) @ Toronto Blue Jays (R.A. Dickey), IN PROGRESS

Minnesota Twins (Kevin Correia) @ Texas Rangers (Nick Tepesch), IN PROGRESS

Detroit Tigers (Justin Verlander) @ Houston Astros (Brad Peacock - LOL), IN PROGRESS

Kansas City Royals (Jason Vargas) vs. Los Angeles Angels (Matt Shoemaker), IN PROGRESS


Today's Indians minor league affiliate games

AAA: Columbus Clippers (TBD) @ Buffalo Bisons, IN PROGRESS

AA: Akron RubberDucks (Cody Anderson) vs. Harrisburg Senators, IN PROGRESS

A+: Carolina Mudcats (Ryan Merritt) @ Salem Red Sox, IN PROGRESS

A-: Lake County Captains (Mitch Brown) @ Dayton Dragons, IN PROGRESS

A (short season): Mahoning Valley Scrappers (Sean Brady) vs. Jamestown Jammers, IN PROGRESS