The M's go for a series win in Cleveland against an actually not elite pitcher from Cleveland. Don't let that start time fool you, yes it's a 9AM start folks. This is all of course, depending on the rain not interrupting us here.
|SEATTLE MARINERS||CLEVELAND INDIANS|
|Norichika Aoki - LF||Rajai Davis - LF|
|Seth Smith - RF||Jason Kipnis - 2B|
|Robinson Cano - 2B||Francisco Lindor - SS|
|Nelson Cruz - DH||Carlos Santana - 1B|
|Kyle Seager - 3B||Marlon Byrd - DH|
|Adam Lind - 1B||Jose Ramirez - 3B|
|Leonys Martin - CF||Lonnie Chisenhall - RF|
|Steve Clevenger - C||Roberto Perez - C|
|Ketel Marte - SS||Tyler Naquin - CF|
|Nate Karns - RHP||Cody Anderson - RHP|
As you can tell, Cody Anderson throws from the right side. As such, we get Seth Smith in the field and Lind at first. Ketel returns to the lineup after a day off and Steve "The Cleve" Clevenger comes in to man the plate. It's a game that this team has some serious business winning.
As for Karns, he of the 12 K/9 and 5 BB/9, let's hope that amazing stuff he flashes settles down and he can avoid having to maintain a strand rate of 85%. Karns has some live pitches, and if he locates it, he just might be one of the nastiest pitchers we've had here in a long while.
Let's get that win, and get out of Cleveland.
- M's vs. Cleveland, 9:10AM PST
- TV: ROOT Sports
- Radio: 710 ESPN
- Online: MLB.tv