Cleveland at Cincinnati, 7:10 PM (STO)
Cleveland: Paul Byrd (6-5, 4.37 ERA)
Cincinnati: Elizardo Ramirez (3-6, 3.61 ERA)
Elizardo has put up eight quality starts out of ten starts this season. Last week, E-Ram held the Indians to two runs as the Reds kicked off Jeremy Sowers' career with a 4-2 loss. E-Ram turned heads earlier this month with a 10 K performance against the Brewers, but managed only three against the Indians.
Coincidentally, Byrd has also gone 8-for-10 with his quality starts -- that is, as long as we're pretending April doesn't count. Also last week, Byrd rattled off eight shutout innings against the Reds, allowing only five baserunners and six total bases -- en route to a 4-0 victory that was arguably the Indians' best-played game of the season. Not that that would be saying much.