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Indians Thursday GameThread: T.J. House vs. David Phelps

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TJ House aims to help the Tribe split the series against David Phelps

Jason Miller

New York Yankees @ Cleveland Indians

Thursday, July 10, 7:05 p.m., Progressive Field

TV: STO (CLE), YES (NYY)

Radio: WTAM (CLE), WFAN (NYY)

Series Preview

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Today's Lineups

NEW YORK YANKEES CLEVELAND INDIANS
Brett Gardner - LF Jason Kipnis - 2B
Derek Jeter - SS Asdrubal Cabrera - SS
Jacoby Ellsbury - CF Michael Brantley - CF
Mark Teixeira - 1B Carlos Santana - 1B
Brian McCann - DH Lonnie Chisenhall - 3B
F. Cervelli - C David Murphy - RF
Zelous Wheeler - RF Nick Swisher - DH
Y. Solarte - 3B Chris Dickerson - LF
Brendan Ryan - 2B Roberto Perez - C [debut]
David Phelps - RHP T.J. House - LHP

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A split against the Yankees at home would be disappointing considering that the Indians had excellent chances to win the two games in this series that they've lost, but a split is better than the alternative. As the All-Star break approaches, it would be the smallest of victories to reach .500 before Monday. The White Sox come to town this weekend, and the Tribe will fortunately miss Chris Sale. Tonight's game against David Phelps and the next three against the Sox present a great opportunity to take three out of four.

As of 5:00, it looks like Roberto Perez will be making his MLB debut tonight, though SBN thinks Yan is in the lineup catching. Perez's rise, if you've missed it, is a great story. He also has the backing of a couple LGTers I trust, which probably means something. But then again, we whiffed on David Huff. Perez has a .922 OPS for the Clippers in 2014, so it's hard to imagine him struggling too badly.

Let's Go Tribe!

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Whenever I List Lineups
Arcia, Norris, Yan, Ortiz Never Enter
Realistically, Escobar Already Did
Though He Is Short[?]

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Today's other AL Central games

Chicago White Sox (Jose Quintana) @ Boston Red Sox (John Lester), 4:05 p.m.

Detroit Tigers (Drew Smyly) @ Kansas City Royal (Jeremy Guthrie), 8:10 p.m.

Minnesota Twins (Yohan Pino) @ Seattle Mariners (Tom Wilhelmsen), 10:10 p.m.

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Today's Indians minor league affiliate games

AAA: Columbus Clippers (Danny Salazar) @ Indianapolis Indians, Game 1, 6:05 p.m.

Columbus Clippers (Josh Outman) @ Indianapolis Indians, Game 2, TBD

AA: Akron RubberDucks (Will Roberts) @ Richmond Flying Squirrels, 7:05 p.m.

A+: Carolina Mudcats (D.J. Brown) @ Lynchburg Hillcats, 7:05 p.m.

A-: Lansing Lugnuts @ Lake County Captains (Caleb Hamrick), 7:00 p.m.

A (short season): Mahoning Valley Scrappers (TBD) @ Hudson Valley Renegades, 7:05 p.m.