After getting spoiled by TV broadcasts the last two days in a row, today we’re back to radio-only.
Ryon Healy was a late scratch today and apparently seen with a heat pack on his hamstring, which is hopefully just precautionary. Remember last year when Healy hurt himself squatting too hard? Oh Ryon. Kyle Lewis gets the start in center, which makes it an extra-bummer that the game isn’t on TV, because I’d really like to see how he’s moving around out there. If Lewis can stick in center even after the catastrophic knee injury that takes some pressure off his bat and raises his prospect profile, in addition to being a great feel-good story. Mike Leake gets the start today, despite John’s best efforts to trade him to the Padres.
On the other side, I...do not recognize any of those Cleveland players except the middle three. Oh, and Trayce Thompson, Klay’s kid brother, who is with his fourth team. It’s great to see Leonys Martin in the lineup; if you haven’t read this story in the Athletic about his battle with a life-endangering bacterial infection last year, definitely make some time for it. We will always have a soft spot for Leonys here. Cleveland isn’t without fun prospects—hello Triston McKenzie, Large Lad Noah Naylor, or my favorite arm from the 2018 draft, Ethan Hankins—but they’re all fairly low-level. Just as well, since did I mention there’s no TV?
Game time: 12:05 PM