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Indians vs. Rangers Monday game thread: T.J. House vs. Nick Martinez

Let's Go Tribe!

Super T.J.!
Super T.J.!
David Maxwell

Cleveland Indians @ Texas Rangers

Monday, June 9, 2014, 8:05 PM ET, Globe Life Park



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Today's Lineups

Michael Bourn - CF Dan Robertson - CF
Asdrubal Cabrera - SS Elvis Andrus - SS
Michael Brantley - LF Shin-Soo Choo - LF
Jason Kipnis - 2B Adrian Beltre - 3B
Lonnie Chisenhall - 3B Alex Rios - RF
Carlos Santana - 1B Donnie Murphy - 1B
David Murphy - RF Michael Choice - DH
Jason Giambi - DH Robinson Chirinos - C
George Kottaras - C Luis Sardinas - 2B
T.J. House - LHP Nick Martinez - RHP

The Indians try to take the series finale and go 3 for 4 in Texas tonight when T.J. House faces off against Nick Martinez. House might be looking the end of his current MLB stint in the face as Zach McAllister is nearing the end of his DL stint. House has performed better than any of us probably expected and I for one would love to see a solid left hander in the middle of our rotation very soon.

Martinez is a rookie, which doesn't bode well for your Cleveland Indians. He has bounced back and forth between the rotation and bullpen and has struggled a bit his last two times out, giving up four runs in less than 6 innings both times. Hopefully the offense can get things moving early and force Ron Washington to not only go to the bullpen, but need to rely on the less effective members as well.


Today's other AL Central games

Twins (Ricky Nolasco) @ Blue Jays (R.A. Dickey), 7:05 PM ET

Tigers (Rick Porcello) @ White Sox (Hector Noesi), 8:10 PM ET

Yankees @ Royals POSTPONED


Today's Indians minor league affiliate games

Triple-A: Columbus Clippers (Tyler Cloyd) @ Charlotte

Double-A: Akron RubberDucks (Duke von Schamann) vs. Binghamton

High-A: Carolina Mudcats (Shawn Morimando) @ Potomac

Single-A: Lake County Captains (Luis Lugo) vs. Dayton