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Indians face Felix Hernandez and the Mariners on Tuesday

Let's Go Tribe!

Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Indians vs. Mariners

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 @ 4:05 ET

TV: none


It's a shame today's game won't be televised, because I'd love to watch the Tribe go after Seattle starter Felix Hernandez, who is one of the very best in baseball. (In case you've forgotten, he's the man who missed out on the Cy Young last year because of one Corey S. Kluber.)

The Indians counter with Bruce Chen, who I was told a couple weeks ago was a lock to make the Tribe's Opening Day roster. (Can someone remind me, is that lock still on???)

Today's Indians starting lineup:

  1. Michael Bourn (CF)
  2. Jason Kipnis (2B)
  3. Michael Brantley (LF)
  4. Carlos Santana (1B)
  5. Brandon Moss (RF)
  6. Yan Gomes (DH)
  7. Lonnie Chisenhall (3B)
  8. Roberto Perez (C)
  9. Jose Ramirez (SS)

That's pretty close to the lineup we should expect to see for most of the first couple weeks at least, with only Perez likely to spend most of that time on the bench. I expect most of those guys are also where we can expect to see them in the batting order. Bourn and Kipnis have both looked pretty good this spring, and if they can turn in solid seasons, they should score plenty of runs, given the guys coming to the plate behind them.