We have officially entered the dog days of spring training. With just eleven days to go until Opening Night, it has been getting harder and harder to muster up any sort of excitement for the continuation of practice baseball games. That being said, there are a couple things to keep an eye on today.
#Indians-Tyler Naquin CF, Yan Gomes C, Lonnie Chisenhall RF, Edwin Encarnacion 1B, Yonder Alonso DH, Rob Refsnyder LF, Giovanny Urshela 2B, Richie Shaffer 3B, Erik Gonzalez SS— Bernie Pleskoff (@BerniePleskoff) March 18, 2018
Rob Whalen looks to continue his strong spring after striking out nine in his last outing against a Rockies lineup that featured many of their projected starters, and Ryon Healy makes his second appearance of the spring after a nice debut yesterday. Cleveland counters with Mike Clevinger, who had a solid first full season in the bigs in 2017, and what can be reasonably described as a B+ lineup. Former Mariner Yonder Alonso gets the start at DH, and Richie Shaffer might be recognized as the other piece of the Taylor Motter trade.
Please don’t get hurt, Mariners.
Game Time: 1:10 PDT
Radio: 710 ESPN, MLB.com
TV: ROOT, MLB.TV