Shane Bieber was supposed to start two days ago, but the Indians bumped it to keep Corey Kluber on regular rest. Kluber, unfortunately, imploded, so we’ll never know how that game may have ended up had Bieber started instead of Kluber. At any rate, Bieber makes his first start of the year today against Trent Thornton, who struck out 8 Tigers in his MLB debut last Sunday.
Here’s the starting 9 for your Tribe:
|Socrates Brito - RF||Leonys Martin - CF|
|Teoscar Hernandez - LF||Tyler Naquin - RF|
|Justin Smoak - 1B||Jake Bauers - LF|
|Randal Grichuk - CF||Carlos Santana - 1B|
|Rowdy Tellez - DH||Hanley Ramirez - DH|
|Brandon Drury - 3B||Brad Miller - 2B|
|Freddy Galvis - SS||Kevin Plawecki - C|
|Richard Urena - 2B||Max Moroff - 3B|
|Luke Maile - C||Eric Stamets - SS|
In case you’re wondering why Jose Ramirez is absent from the lineup:
Francona said Jose Ramirez came in feeling stiff this morning. He had precautionary X-rays and everything came back OK. But Tito wanted to keep him out of the lineup because he didn’t want “a one day thing to turn into a four-day thing.”— Mandy Bell (@MandyBell02) April 5, 2019
LET’S GO TRIBE!!!