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Indians set to make up for long, tiring, rain-delayed loss

Can we please just take a series from the Twins?

This picture is just too good to not use.
This picture is just too good to not use.
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Cleveland Indians vs. Minnesota Twins

July 17th, 2:10 PM ET. 1 Twins Way, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Television: STO. High Definition Broadcast Available

Radio: WTAM, found on the AM band.


MATT: Did you see that ludicrous display last night?

PYROKINESIS, PROBABLY: What was Tito thinking keeping Bauer in that long?

MATT: The thing about Cleveland is, they always try to walk it in.

PYRO: Wait. What?

I don't understand why the Twins keep finding ways to beat us, but they do, and it's awful. Last night, they used a tarp monster. Tonight, don't be surprised if they pull up the console and launch every cheat code that they know of. Remember driving a Dodge Viper with a machine gun in Age of Empires?

The Tribe send Josh Tomlin to the mound in another attempt to disprove everything we know about Sabermetrics. Well. Not everything, but once we FIP and BABIP and SIERA all of the things, it appears that Tomlin's 9-2 record is a bit lofty. Is Tomlin a bad pitcher? Absolutely not. He walks batters so infrequently that I wonder if he intones Roland of Gilead's "I do not aim with my hand" speech before every game. Clearly, he has not forgotten the face of his father. By the way, Stephen King had season tickets for the Tribe in '97. What a beautiful bastard. Shoutout to /u/jcmck0320 at /r/wahoostipi for tracking it down. Since we're already tangential at this point, you should check out the little Indians haven on reddit if you haven't already.

The Twins send out Kyle Gibson. His Combat Power is like 15, and I caught six or seven of them yesterday outside my terrible apartment.

Other things of note: Carlos Santana is nurturing a fun little hit streak, which has now stretched to thirteen games. That's the longest of his career, and tied for the longest in baseball at the moment. Mookie Betts has one too because the Red Sox are obviously aligned with the Crimson King and trying to destroy the beams.

OY! How many of you guys read these precaps?

Today's Lineups

Carlos Santana - DH Eduardo Nunez - 3B
Jason Kipnis - 2B Robbie Grossman - DH
Francisco Lindor - SS Kennys Vargas - 1B
Mike Napoli - 1B Brian Dozier - 2B
Jose Ramirez - 3B Max Kepler - RF
Lonnie Chisenhall - RF Eddie Rosario - LF
Tyler Naquin - CF Eduardo Escobar - SS
Abraham Almonte - LF Kurt Suzuki - C
Yan Gomes - C Danny Santana - CF
Josh Tomlin - RHP Kyle Gibson - RHP