Welcome to another edition of Weekend Afternoon Baseball™! Today is April Fool’s Day, so please make as many weak Mike Leake puns as your heart desires. It’s the only day they’ll be at least semi-tolerated.
Today is equal parts exciting and kind of a bummer. In the bummer department: no Nelson Cruz, Mike Zunino, and still no Ben Gamel. We weren’t really expecting Ichiro and David Freitas to get meaningful run going into the season. In the exciting department: Daniel Vogelbach is starting! Congratulations on getting an at bat that isn’t against Cody Allen, Daniel!
|CLEVELAND INDIANS||SEATTLE MARINERS|
|Francisco Lindor - SS||Dee Gordon - CF|
|Jason Kipnis - 2B||Jean Segura - SS|
|Jose Ramirez - 3B||Robinson Cano - 2B|
|Yonder Alonso - 1B||Mitch Haniger - RF|
|Edwin Encarnacion - DH||Kyle Seager - 3B|
|Lonnie Chisenhall - RF||Daniel Vogelbach - DH|
|Roberto Perez - C||Ryon Healy - 1B|
|Tyler Naquin - LF||Ichiro Suzuki - LF|
|Bradley Zimmer - CF||David Freitas - C|
|Trevor Bauer - RHP||Mike Leake - RHP|
Game time: 1:10 PST
TV: Root Sports NW
Radio: 710 ESPN