Game 62: I say, Cleveland, hello!

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I forgot a series preview for y’all! Well, to sum it up, the Indians have disappointed with a 31-31 record and are 10.5 games back of first place in the AL Central. They have the fifth-worst offense in baseball with an 80 wRC+. Their pitching staff has held up OK despite injuries/illnesses for Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco and Mike Clevinger, particularly thanks to a surprisingly solid bullpen.

Francisco Lindor? Really good. Jose Ramirez? Surprisingly bad. The Indians’ rotation depth is shot to the point where the Yankees are facing two second-year pitchers and a rookie this weekend. Ah, to be in Cleveland!

And facing the rookie tonight? Didi Gregorius! He’s playing MLB games for the first time since the ALDS last year after rehabbing from Tommy John surgery. He’s batting fifth and I can’t be more excited.

Yankees

  1. D.J. LeMahieu, 2B
  2. Aaron Hicks, CF
  3. Luke Voit, 1B
  4. Gary Sanchez, C
  5. Didi Gregorius(!!!), SS
  6. Kendrys Morales, DH
  7. Clint Frazier, RF
  8. Gio Urshela, 3B
  9. Brett Gardner, LF

SP: RHP Domingo German

Indians

  1. Francisco Lindor, SS
  2. Oscar Mercado, LF
  3. Carlos Santana, 1B
  4. Jason Kipnis, 2B
  5. Jose Ramirez, 3B
  6. Jake Bauers, DH
  7. Leonys Martin, CF
  8. Kevin Plawecki, C
  9. Tyler Naquin, RF

SP: RHP Zach Plesac

News & Notes

First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. on the YES Network. Enjoy!

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  1. Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    Are game threads not happening?

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