MLB Game Thread: Cleveland Indians @ Kansas City Royals - April 27, 2013

Kauffman Stadium - Jamie Squire


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5 game series vs Royals @ Kauffman Stadium

Fri 04/26 Postponed

Cleveland Indians
@ Kansas City Royals

Saturday, Apr 27, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT
Kauffman Stadium

Mostly cloudy. Winds blowing in from right field at 1-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 60.

MLB Cleveland Indians News and Notes (Saturday, April 27)

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Pre-Game Reading:

Latest News (from last night):

Latest News

  • Carlos Carrasco was struck by a line drive in night's Clippers game, and for while everyone feared the worse (broken bone or dislocation) but apparently he "just" suffered a bone bruise.
  • PTM TJ House was promoted to Columbus to take Carrasco's spot on the roster, although apparently Carrasco isn't slated to miss too much time (though I would think he'll miss at least a couple starts).
  • Not much major-league stuff to report, other than that it's raining in Kansas City, and there's a good chance of a delay or even a postponement. I hope that if tonight's game is postponed, it's made up this weekend rather than pushed back; if ever the Indians could manage a doubleheader, it's now, with 13 pitchers on the roster and lots of recent off days (scheduled or otherwise).

I did neglect to update the 25-man/40-roster after the Marson/Gomes move, so here's that:


I've replaced the ZiPS WAR projections with actual WAR (from B-Ref). It's still very early, but I figure this way you can see who on the roster is doing well and not so well.

Tonight's Lineups (same as last nigh):

Cleveland Kansas City
CF Michael Brantley
LF Alex Gordon
2B Jason Kipnis
SS Alcides Escobar
SS Asdrubal Cabrera
DH Billy Butler
RF Nick Swisher 1B Eric Hosmer
DH Jason Giambi
CF Lorenzo Cain
C Carlos Santana
RF Jeff Francoeur
1B Mark Reynolds
C Salvador Perez
3B Lonnie Chisenhall
3B Miguel Tejada
CF Drew Stubbs
2B Elliot Johnson
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