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Thursday Game Thread: Bauer vs. Scherzer

Let's Go Tribe!

The last time I used a photo of Jose Ramirez running, the Indians won.
The last time I used a photo of Jose Ramirez running, the Indians won.
Jason Miller

Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago White Sox

Saturday, September 6, 2014, 7:05 ET, Progressive Field



Series Preview


Today's Lineups

Ian Kinsler - 2B Michael Bourn - CF
Tyler Collins - RF Jose Ramirez - SS
Miguel Cabrera - DH Michael Brantley - LF
Victor Martinez - 1B Carlos Santana - 1B
J.D. Martinez - LF Jason Kipnis - 2B
Nick Castellanos - 3B Yan Gomes - C
Bryan Holaday - C Lonnie Chisenhall - 3B
Hernan Perez - SS Zach Walters - DH
Rajai Davis - CF Tyler Holt - RF
Max Scherzer - RHP Trevor Bauer - RHP


Tonight, for the first time in a long time, I have no qualms with our lineup.

It may not look like Scherzer has been as dominant as last year, but all of his peripherals are right in line, except he's allowing almost 2 more hits per 9 innings. However, his last 3 starts have been less than ideal, as the Tigers rotation continues to be shaky. Now is the time for the offense to build off of last night's success.

On the other side of the diamond, Trevor Bauer will need to carry the success from his last two start's with him to the mound. He'll likely need to go at least 6 tonight if the Indians want to walk out of the series with a split.


Today's other AL Central games

Angels (Hector Santiago) @ Twins (Kyle Gibson), 8:10 ET


Today's other important AL Wild Card games

Red Sox (Brandon Workman) @ Yankees (Chris Capuano), 7:05 ET

Mariners (Roenis Elias) @ Rangers (Robbie Ross), 8:05 ET


Today's minor-league games

Triple-A semifinals, Game 2: Columbus Clippers (Tyler Cloyd) vs. Durham, 7:05 ET

Clippers lead series 1-0

Double-A semifinals, Game 2: Akron RubberDucks (Will Roberts) vs. Richmond, 6:35 ET

RubberDucks trail series 0-1

Single-A quarterfinals, Game 2: Lake County Captains (Anderson Polanco) vs. South Bend, 7:05 ET

Captains lead series 1-0