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Game Thread: Mike Clevinger, please deliver us from darkness

I’d rather not ponder a Yankee sweep.

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Baltimore Orioles Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

It’s early, but value ratings tend to agree with each other at this point on who the best pitchers in the game are. Gerritt Cole is a god, Verlander is Verlander once again, and Mike Clevinger is among the 30 best starters in baseball at the moment. To my mind, he hasn’t even “turned it on” yet; Clevinger is capable of striking out ten per nine innings, and he is hovering just below seven.

Sorry, once again, for a delayed game thread. I usually try to get it up on time, and the national anthem is playing right now. Please direct your complaints to Spectrum customer service.

Today's Lineups

Francisco Lindor - SS Brett Gardner - LF
Jason Kipnis - 2B Aaron Judge - RF
Jose Ramirez - 3B Didi Gregorius - SS
Michael Brantley - LF Gary Sanchez - C
Edwin Encarnacion - DH Aaron Hicks - CF
Yonder Alonso - 1B Neil Walker - 1B
Yan Gomes - C Miguel Andujar - 3B
Tyler Naquin - RF Tyler Austin - DH
Greg Allen - CF Gleyber Torres - 2B
Mike Clevinger - RHP Domingo German - RHP