Happy Chris Young Day! (?)
Or, er...maybe? Regardless, the Indians come to Seattle having lost four of their last five games and while they looked like they might be a real threat to the Mariners' wild card chase about a month ago, they're a little bit less so now. However, the Indians seem to have an uncanny ability to give the Mariners trouble regardless of the circumstances (like the Astros! Who the Mariners play next...).
The good news is that the Mariners have Chris Young at home today where he is good. The other good news is that the Indians have Trevor Bauer taking the hill, who really not that good compared to how he was supposed to be. He's currently sporting a 4.40/4.52/3.96 line. The interesting thing is that, for how many fly balls Chris Young induces (58%), Trevor Bauer has been pretty good at doing that this year as well (43%).* The big difference here is that Bauer actually strikes people out (9.00 K/9).
Prepare for plenty of warning-track balls from both sides today.
- Seattle Mariners vs. Cleveland Indians, 7:10pm PT
- As always, the game will be televised on ROOT Sports and broadcast on 710 ESPN
- Michael Saunders is suiting up and in the lineup today for the first time since his injury. Here are a couple of other injury updates:
James Paxton threw a 25-pitch bullpen today. Says he'll throw another in about 3 days as he works back again from shoulder issue.— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) June 27, 2014
McClendon on Smoak and Hart's rehabs: "Just trying to get them to 100 percent. Not 80 percent. 100 percent. And they’re getting there."— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) June 27, 2014
|CLEVELAND INDIANS||SEATTLE MARINERS|
|Michael Bourn - CF||Endy Chavez - DH|
|A. Cabrera - SS||James Jones - CF|
|M. Brantley - LF||Robinson Cano - 2B|
|Carlos Santana - 1B||Kyle Seager - 3B|
|Jason Kipnis - 2B||Logan Morrison - 1B|
|L. Chisenhall - 3B||Mike Zunino - C|
|Yan Gomes - C||M. Saunders - RF|
|Nick Swisher - DH||Dustin Ackley - LF|
|David Murphy - RF||Brad Miller - SS|
|Trevor Bauer - RHP||Chris Young - RHP|
*SSS disclosure: He's only thrown 47 innings in eight starts this year.