Detroit Tigers @ Cleveland Indians
Wednesday June 24 2015, 12:10 ET, Progressive Field
TV: STO, MLB.TV
So here we are again, desperately trying to salvage something from another disastrous series again the Tigers.
All eyes will be on Jason Kipnis to see if he can break the all-time Progressive Field hitting streak record and at the same time extend his record of games with a hit to 19, which would match the longest in the MLB this season. For more info on Kipnis' current hitting streaks, check out Jason Lukehart's article here.
Carlos Carrasco takes the mound for the Tribe. He was actually the starter the last time the Tribe beat the Tigers back on June 13, so at least there is that straw to clutch at.
Carrasco's opposite number is righty Buck Farmer, who was a late call-up yesterday after Justin Verlander was scratched with "mid back stiffness". After struggling in his brief appearances last year, Farmer has only made it back to the bigs once this season, when he conceded seven runs (including two HRs) on nine hits and a walk in 5 IP against the Angels. If the Tribe offense can't get anything going against the Farmer, then they probably really are in trouble.
Two pieces of good line-up news:
1. Yan Gomes is back in the team after missing the last few days with a neck issue.
2. The Tigers have charitably decided to give Miggy the day off, although the way things are right now, they could probably put out any random line-up and still expect to beat the Tribe.
|DETROIT TIGERS||CLEVELAND INDIANS|
|Rajai Davis - CF||Jason Kipnis - 2B|
|Ian Kinsler - 2B||Francisco Lindor - SS|
|Victor Martinez - DH||Michael Brantley - LF|
|Yoenis Cespedes - LF||David Murphy - DH|
|J.D. Martinez - RF||Carlos Santana - 1B|
|Nick Castellanos - 3B||Brandon Moss - RF|
|Andrew Romine - 1B||Yan Gomes - C|
|Bryan Holaday - C||Michael Bourn - CF|
|Jose Iglesias - SS||Giovanny Urshela - 3B|
|Buck Farmer - RHP||Carlos Carrasco - RHP|