Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 6:10 p.m. ET, Progressive Field
TV: STO, MLBtv
The Indians try yet again to get to two games above .500 as well as capture their first home series win.
But enough about arbitrary goals, let's talk about the pitching matchup. Both Danny Salazar and Taijuan Walker are off to good starts; Walker has allowed three earned runs in his first two starts (12 innings), while Salazar has allowed just a single run in his first 11.1 innings. Salazar has a rather tasty 12.7 SO/9 thus far, which would rank 5th in baseball had he thrown enough innings to qualify.
Walker is a right-handed pitcher, quite a rare sight in this early season, and with Lonnie Chisenhall back from the DL, the Indians will be going with an all left-handed outfield. Jose Ramirez is not only starting in left field, but also leading off.
|SEATTLE MARINERS||CLEVELAND INDIANS|
|Norichika Aoki - LF||Jose Ramirez - LF|
|Seth Smith - RF||Jason Kipnis - 2B|
|Robinson Cano - 2B||Francisco Lindor - SS|
|Nelson Cruz - DH||Mike Napoli - 1B|
|Kyle Seager - 3B||Carlos Santana - DH|
|Adam Lind - 1B||Yan Gomes - C|
|Chris Iannetta - C||Lonnie Chisenhall - RF|
|Leonys Martin - CF||Juan Uribe - 3B|
|Luis Sardinas - SS||Tyler Naquin - CF|
|Taijuan Walker - RHP||Danny Salazar - RHP|