Injuries are part of baseball, but still…losing two starting pitchers in two days? That’s some pretty bad luck. But hey, there’s Buck Farmer. There’s a funny line in there somewhere about money growing on trees, but it’s not funny at all, not a bit, that in the first week of July the Indians have already won the season series.
Maybe Longball Anibal will beat Four-Hit Shutout Carrasco today. More likely, Michael Fulmer will have a chance to make a Rookie of the Year statement tomorrow. Or maybe tonight can be one of those “that’s baseball” nights. Maybe the intense Game Post photo will help.
Still, the supposed big bats in the lineup haven’t been able to plate a run against the Indians. But no worry, Moya and Castellanos came through. So clearly, this is a good time to sit Castellanos for Aviles, because, hey, um…OK, I’ve got nothing here.
UPDATE: Castellanos has “flu-like symptoms,” so that explains that.
Watch out for Yan Gomes, batting 9th: career 7-for-16 against Longball with 2 HR.
Today’s Just Win One Already Lineup:
- Kinsler, 2B
- Maybin, CF
- Cabrera, 1B
- V Martinez, DH
- Upton, LF
- Moya, RF
- Aviles, 3B
- McCann, C
- Iglesias, SS