clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Indians look for seven in a row with Cody Anderson on the mound

The last time Anderson pitched, he looked like a bona fide starter. A lot of people might be quite upset if he reverts to his previous struggling self.

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Indians @ Seattle Mariners

Tuesday, June 7, 2016.10:10 PM ET, Safeco field


Radio: WTAM


Once a pitcher always a pitcher, what I say. I says you're lucky if him pitching out of turn is all that worries you. I says he ought to be down there in the minors right now instead of up there in Salazar's spot, gobbing rosin on his face and playing until six hitters that can't even pick a bat up off of the ground unless they've got an syringe full of coke and HGH to balance 'em, knock him out of the game.

And Matt Schlichting says, "But don't you think you're being a bit hard on Cody Anderson? In his last start he had great control over the game, and while I can't predict if--"

"Well," I says. "You can't, can you? You never tried to support him before," I says. "How do you expect to begin this late, when it's June 7th?"

Matt thought about that for a while. "But since Salazar is scratched with a sore shoulder, and we can't afford anyone else getting hurt ... I don't think there's anyone else I'd rather have start the game. They quit using McAllister as a starter last year. And now for Tito to call down to Columbus and tell him he's starting one more time, he'll have to come out and perform. How will he do it? What will he throw? You watch every game; you ought to have seen his last start, when he went seven innings and struck out nine, allowing only one run."

"Yes," I says. "If he stayed on the breaking stuff. I don't reckon he'll come back and start playing out of school just to do something she could do in public," I says.

"Wait, what?" Matt says.

"I don't mean anything," I says. "I just answered your question." Then Matt started crying again, talking about how his own game recap rose up and cursed him.

Today's Lineups

Rajai Davis - CF Norichika Aoki - CF
Jason Kipnis - 2B Seth Smith - LF
Francisco Lindor - SS Robinson Cano - 2B
Mike Napoli - 1B Nelson Cruz - RF
Carlos Santana - DH Kyle Seager - 3B
Jose Ramirez - LF Dae-Ho Lee - 1B
Yan Gomes - C Adam Lind - DH
Juan Uribe - 3B Ketel Marte - SS
Lonnie Chisenhall - RF Steve Clevenger - C
Cody Anderson - RHP Wade Miley - LHP

To be somewhat more useful, the Indians will attempt to win their seventh-consecutive game with Cody Anderson on the mound. The Mariners trot out Wade Miley, who sports a FIP of 5.00 despite his 5-2 record. His birth in the deep south is my not-very-good excuse for writing a weird Faulkner pastiche, and I'm leaving it at that.
Let's Go Tribe! Good luck Cavs!