Steve Trachsel, RH Jake Westbrook, RH (1-1, 4.37) (0-2, 9.15) 2B B Roberts CF G Sizemore 3B M Mora 3B C Blake RF N Markakis DH T Hafner SS M Tejada C V Martinez 1B A Huff 1B R Garko LF J Payton RF T Nixon DH J Gibbons SS J Peralta C R Hernandez LF J Michaels CF C Patterson 2B J Barfield
On SBN: Let's Go Tribe
We're running into the Indians at a bad time, as they've won five in a row and have taken over first place in the again-tough AL Central. That is a seriously hellacious division. Poor Kansas City.
Westbrook has struggled in two starts and been OK in his other two. On April 22 against the Rays, he went seven and allowed three earned. On April 11 against the Angels, he went six and allowed two earned. The other two starts were April 4 (White Sox) and April 17 (Yankees). Against Chicago: 5 IP, 7 ER. Against New York: 1.2 IP, 8 ER.
I don't have much bad to say about Steve Trachsel so far, outside of that one awful start in St. Pete, but I don't care for this matchup at all. Too many bashers in the Cleveland lineup for a guy who needs to be pinpoint.
LET'S GO O'S