5/26: Indians vs. Rays

Tonight’s 7:05 p.m. ET game at Progressive Field will air on WMMS 100.7 FM (because of some basketball game) and STO. Victor Martinez gets a rare day off. Grady Sizemore remains in the DH spot, as the Indians continue to take precautions with his sore elbow. A DL trip is possible. More on that later.

cle.gifINDIANS (18-28):
SS Asdrubal Cabrera, DH Grady Sizemore, 3B Jhonny Peralta, RF Shin-Soo Choo, 1B Ryan Garko, LF Mark DeRosa, CF Ben Francisco, 2B Luis Valbuena, C Kelly Shoppach. RHP Carl Pavano (4-4, 6.10).



tb.gifRAYS (23-24):
CF B.J. Upton, LF Carl Crawford, 3B Evan Longoria, 1B Carlos Pena, 2B Willy Aybar, RF Ben Zobrist, DH Gabe Gross, C Dioner Navarro, SS Reid Brignac. RHP Matt Garza (4-2, 3.41).


Wow Jhonny in the 3 hole, Derosa in LF nice line up again. I mean can’t we just stick with one for at least 3 days.

Do you really expect Wedge to develop consistency all of a sudden?

AC – if Kelly is playing CF, we’re in trouble . . .

And is it really doing the Indians any good to prolong Grady’s elbow recovery – just put him on the DL, and call LaPorta back up to play LF every day.

I am just glad Ryan is in the lineup. Lord knows Wedge has benched a guy who hit 2 Home Runs the night before in the past.

Ah, yes, the old “guy just broke out of an 0-18 slump, so now we’ll give him the day off” move. Makes perfect sense.

I agree LACF. I am curious as to whether Shoppach will be on this team much longer. I know people like him, but the dude is struggling and I think part of that may be because he doesn’t get everyday at bats. I would like to see his value. Lord knows, if there is one position we have depth in it is the Catcher position.

Shoppach had great value 5 months ago… my guess is he’s not going anywhere.

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