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Also, our games in Cleveland start at 6:10pm, but in Cincy they start at 7:10pm. Just 'cause.

You can't hide Cody.
You can't hide Cody.
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Cleveland Indians vs. Cincinnati Reds

Monday, May 16, 2016. 6:10 p.m. ET. Progressive Field


Radio: WTAM


The Cleveland Indians start a four game intrastate battle against the Cincinnati this week. While some Indians fans might feel a bit frustrated at the team after their poor performance against the Twins last week, they're still at .500, and the season is long. The Red arguably have the worst pitching staff in the National League and send John Lamb to the mound, who is perhaps most notable for his facial hair. Cody Anderson gets the start for the Indians. Each time Cody Anderson has set foot on the field during the course of the game, the Indians have lost.

I mentioned in the series preview that I have a feeling something special will happen for the Indians tonight. Maybe a cycle. Maybe a six hit game.

Actually, knowing Cody Anderson, I'm willing to bet he throws a perfect game, irreparably blowing out his elbow AND shoulder on the final pitch. I'm not hoping for this, but it would be a hell of a way to go out.

Today's Lineups

Zack Cozart - SS Rajai Davis - CF
Eugenio Suarez - 3B Jason Kipnis - 2B
Joey Votto - 1B Francisco Lindor - SS
Brandon Phillips - 2B Mike Napoli - 1B
Jay Bruce - RF Carlos Santana - DH
Adam Duvall - LF Yan Gomes - C
Jose Peraza - CF Jose Ramirez - LF
Jordan Pacheco - DH Marlon Byrd - RF
Ramon Cabrera - C Juan Uribe - 3B
John Lamb - LHP Cody Anderson - RHP