Saturday, August 2, 2014, 7:05 ET, Progressive Field
TV: STO (CLE), FSSW (TEX)
Radio: WTAM (CLE), KESN and KZMP (TEX)
|TEXAS RANGERS||CLEVELAND INDIANS|
|Shin-Soo Choo - DH||Jason Kipnis - 2B|
|Elvis Andrus - SS||Mike Aviles - LF|
|Alex Rios - RF||Michael Brantley - CF|
|Adrian Beltre - 3B||Carlos Santana - 1B|
|J.P. Arencibia - 1B||Lonnie Chisenhall - 3B|
|Leonys Martin - CF||Nick Swisher - DH|
|Chris Gimenez - C||David Murphy - RF|
|Rougned Odor - 2B||Jose Ramirez - SS|
|Dan Robertson - LF||Roberto Perez - C|
|Miles Mikolas - RHP||T.J. House - LHP|
T.J. House makes his return to Cleveland as the Indians try to put together an encore performance to last night's drubbing. House has been serviceable this year but if he really wants to succeed he needs to start limiting baserunners more effectively than he has done up to this point.
The real story of the night is the unveiling of the Jim Thome statue. I know it hasn't been unanimous that he deserves one, but the Tribe' all time HR King will get one tonight. As someone who hits the ball left handed, I grew up emulating that point in countless pickup games an home run derbies. I'm thrilled for Big Jim and can't wait to see it in person.
Yan Gomes will get the night off with Roberto Perez catching. It makes sense with House on the mound to pair the two tonight. Here's hoping the Tribe can keep the the train rolling.
Today's other AL Central games
Today's minor-league games
AAA: Columbus Clippers (Kyle Davies) at Pwtucket, In Progress
AA: Akron RubberDucks (Shawn Morimando) @ Harrisburg, 6:00 ET
A+: Carolina Mudcats vs. Potomac, PPD
A: Lake County Captains (Jordan Milbrath) vs. Bowling Green, 7:00 ET
SSA: Mahoning Valley Scrappers (Seaon Brady) @ Vermont, 6:05ET