Where: Progressive Field - Cleveland, Ohio
When: Wednesday, April 26, 6:10 pm ET
How: TV - STO; radio - WTAM
Yesterday's game result was closer than I had expected*, so perhaps these pleasant surprises will continue. Lance McCullers, who was the player the Astros signed with money saved from drafting Carlos Correa over Mark Appel,** will be going for Astros, while the Indians counter with Trevor Bauer, who pitched better in his last outing.
*And no, I don't think Tomlin is a horrible pitcher, but the matchup wasn't very good for him.
**Future generations of baseball fans will laugh at this, heck even four years later it's funny to think of it. Of course, the Astros did draft Appel with the 1st overall pick in the 2013 draft, which sullied the shine on that 2012 draft somewhat.
Kipnis remains in the six slot, which is seeming like his regular home in the lineup now.
|HOUSTON ASTROS||CLEVELAND INDIANS|
|Josh Reddick - CF||Carlos Santana - 1B|
|Carlos Beltran - LF||Francisco Lindor - SS|
|Carlos Correa - SS||Michael Brantley - LF|
|Brian McCann - C||Edwin Encarnacion - DH|
|Evan Gattis - DH||Jose Ramirez - 3B|
|Alex Bregman - 3B||Jason Kipnis - 2B|
|Yulieski Gurriel - 1B||Lonnie Chisenhall - CF|
|Norichika Aoki - RF||Abraham Almonte - RF|
|Marwin Gonzalez - 2B||Roberto Perez - C|
|Lance McCullers - RHP||Trevor Bauer - RHP|