Wednesday, April 1, 2015
No television coverage again, which is a shame because this a fantastic pitching match up. It's ace versus ace, as Corey Kluber takes on Madison Bumgarner.
Kluber has been solid lately, allowing three runs and striking out fifteen in his last two starts. He threw a workmanlike 107 pitches in his last outing. Bumgarner, on the other hand, has been limited this spring, and has thrown a total of 122 pitches in his five starts.
Bullpen members Nick Hagadone, Scott Atchinson, and Kyle Crockett are also scheduled to pitch for the Indians.
Today's Indians starting lineup:
1. Michael Bourn - CF
2. Jason Kipnis - 2B
3. Yan Gomes - C
4. Ryan Raburn - RF
5. Nick Swisher - DH
6. Lonnie Chisenhall - 3B
7. Jesus Aguilar - 1B
8. Mike Aviles - LF
9. Jose Ramirez - SS
This is Swisher's first action of the spring and it's good to see that he's game-ready. Aguilar is battling to make the team out of camp and is looking to make a strong final impression.