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Game Thread: Indians scoot down to Anaheim for another west coast series

This game is obviously much more important than the national championship.

MLB: Spring Training-Cleveland Indians at Los Angeles Dodgers Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Clevinger.

Watch him pitch. See how he throws the ball? He throws it well.

How well will he throw the ball tonight? I cannot tell you that. You must witness it for yourself.

Mike Clevinger.

This is is first start of the 2018 season. Mike Clevinger probably wants to start about 30 more this season. Will he start that many games? I cannot tell you that. You must wait to see for yourself.

Mike Clevinger.

He faces off against J.C. Ramirez, who was claimed off of waivers by the Angels in 2016. He became a starter because all of the other Angels starters got hurt. Will J.C. Ramirez provide another stack of decent innings for the Angels? I cannot tell you that, but Carl C. Fitzpatrick of Menomonee Falls, WI can. Go find Carl.

Mike Clevinger.

I’ve typed his name enough in this game thread intro for it to not look like a real name anymore. Mike doesn’t even sound like anything at all to me now. Mike. Mike. Mike. MICHAEL. Will the name Mike ever sound like a real name to me again? I cannot tell you that. Mike. Mike Mike Mike Mike Mike.

It is now time to review —

Today's Lineups

Francisco Lindor - SS Zack Cozart - 2B
Jason Kipnis - 2B Mike Trout - CF
Jose Ramirez - 3B Justin Upton - LF
Yonder Alonso - 1B Albert Pujols - DH
Edwin Encarnacion - DH Kole Calhoun - RF
Lonnie Chisenhall - RF Andrelton Simmons - SS
Yan Gomes - C Luis Valbuena - 3B
Tyler Naquin - LF Jefry Marte - 1B
Bradley Zimmer - CF Martin Maldonado - C
Mike Clevinger - RHP JC Ramirez - RHP

May the Tribe let us go.