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N&N: Indians starting rotation is a big plus in a shortened season

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Could a shortened season play in favor of the Indians strong starting rotation | si.com

From Matt Loede:

There is no question that playing basically half of a normal schedule is going to put everyone a little bit out of sorts, but the abbreviated 2020 campaign would almost certainly benefit the Cleveland Indians.

Their starting pitching is already their strong point and is the best five-man rotation in the American League Central. Those five pitchers—Mike Clevinger, Shane Bieber, Carlos Carrasco, Zach Plesac and Aaron Civale—are capable of paralyzing an opposing offense on any given night. The impact of such a staff is only enhanced in a shortened season.

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