Another look at Lewis; Reyes skipped
Eric Wedge — somewhat controversially — didn’t bring Scott Lewis out for the ninth inning Wednesday night, but he is bringing the young lefty out for another start.
The Indians are going to skip Anthony Reyes again on Monday. He felt fine after his bullpen session yesterday, but the Tribe is going to err on the side of caution here and give the ball to Lewis against the Twins.
Wedge said he expects Reyes to be ready to rejoin the rotation Sept. 20, but that’s not set in stone. He’ll throw another bullpen early next week.
As for Lewis, only four other Indians pitchers have tossed more innings in their big-league debut. They were Ron Taylor (11 innings, 1962), Jim Kern (nine innings, 1974), Luis Tiant (nine innings, 1964) and Mudcat Grant (nine innings, 1958).
Lewis’ outing was the second-longest debut start since 1956 without giving up a run. The longest was Tiant’s, as he turned in a complete-game shutout in his debut.