Indians vs Red Sox
Thursday, October 6, 2016, 8:00 PM ET, Progressive Field
Radio: WTAM 1100
The American League Division Series opens up Thursday evening with plenty of storylines and here’s hoping for a fantastic series and some good fortune for our Tribe.
The series opener features a matchup of young right-handers. Trevor Bauer will start on the mound for the Indians, and enters with a 12-8 record and 4.26 ERA. This will be Bauer’s first postseason start. He has struggled towards the end of the season, posting a 6.39 ERA over his last six starts.
The Red Sox counter with Rick Porcello, he of the amazing 22-4 record and 3.15 ERA. While his 21.2 K% from this year was just so-so, he showed amazing control with a crazy good 3.6 BB%. Porcello is definitely a Cy Young candidate and will present a big challenge for Tribe hitters.
|BOSTON RED SOX||CLEVELAND INDIANS|
|Dustin Pedroia - 2B||Carlos Santana - DH|
|Brock Holt - 3B||Jason Kipnis - 2B|
|Mookie Betts - RF||Francisco Lindor - SS|
|David Ortiz - DH||Mike Napoli - 1B|
|Hanley Ramirez - 1B||Jose Ramirez - 3B|
|Xander Bogaerts - SS||Lonnie Chisenhall - RF|
|Jackie Bradley - CF||Coco Crisp - LF|
|Sandy Leon - C||Tyler Naquin - CF|
|Andrew Benintendi - LF||Roberto Perez - C|
|Rick Porcello - RHP||Trevor Bauer - RHP|