Today's game is being moved up because of a question of rain in Cleveland, because as I have noted before, this goldarn stadium has no goldarn roof. Get your biz together, Midwest.
Last night, if you will recall, Corey Kluber handled the Cubs' lineup well and inspired one of my favorite tweets of ever:
You can tell Corey Kluber belongs in Cleveland because he's plain dealing
— Ted Berg (@OGTedBerg) October 26, 2016
I love wordplay! The Cubs look to even the series tonight with Jake Arrieta going against drone enthusiast and online tough guy Trevor Bauer.
|CHICAGO CUBS||CLEVELAND INDIANS|
|Dexter Fowler - CF||Carlos Santana - DH|
|Kris Bryant - 3B||Jason Kipnis - 2B|
|Anthony Rizzo - 1B||Francisco Lindor - SS|
|Ben Zobrist - LF||Mike Napoli - 1B|
|Kyle Schwarber - DH||Jose Ramirez - 3B|
|Javier Baez - 2B||Lonnie Chisenhall - RF|
|Willson Contreras - C||Coco Crisp - LF|
|Jorge Soler - RF||Tyler Naquin - CF|
|Addison Russell - SS||Roberto Perez - C|
|Jake Arrieta - RHP||Trevor Bauer - RHP|
In SEATTLE MARINERS NEWS, the Peoria Javelinas had a tough go of it when Reds prospect Seth Varner allowed seven runs in two innings of work. Emilio Pagan struggled again, allowing two runs in his inning of work. The Javelinas went into the top of the ninth down 12-1 when the Mariners hitters staged a comeback. Drew Jackson got a clutch single to load the bases, and Guillermo Heredia followed him up with a bases-clearing double, after which Tyler O'Neill singled to score Heredia. Heredia continued to rule over AFL pitching, going 2-for-3 with two walks and no strikeouts on the day. The Javelinas would fall short in their comeback, but the Mariners' prospects helped keep it interesting.