Saturday, March 7, 2015 @ 3:05 ET
Our hero, St. Klubot, will make his Spring Training debut this afternoon. Everyone will be expected to assimilate.
As of the time this GameThread was published, there was no word on the rest of the pitching lineup for today. But who needs anyone else but Kluber? Certainly not Jordan Bastian's son:
Son's first Topps pack of 2015 had Kluber. He was pumped. pic.twitter.com/eM9loNzHhF— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) March 7, 2015
Today's starting lineup
Jason Kipnis will make his first start in Arizona today. Kip, who had a down year last year and suffered from oblique soreness also managed to smash his finger this offseason, so I'm sure everyone will be anxiously watching the early returns on a crucial member of the lineup.
In other news, Yu Darvish may soon find himself under the knife as a UCL strain has been revealed. Also, this:
Saw ducks and hot air balloons in the desert this morning. Always a good omen.— paul hoynes (@hoynsie) March 7, 2015
Let's Go Tribe!