On the day after the premiere of Believeland on ESPN, the Cleveland Indians will try to get back on the winning track against the Minnesota Twins in the third game of a three-game series that has seen both teams earn a victory thus far.
The Indians will send Trevor Bauer to the mound, and if Bauer pitches anything like he did in his last start, that is a great thing. On Tuesday against the Astros, Bauer pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing just three hits and three walks while striking out seven. Bauer had struggled a bit this season before that start, so hopefully it’s the beginning of a turnaround that could be huge for the Tribe.
The Twins will counter with right-hander Tyler Duffey. Duffey is winless on the season, but that is definitely not an indicator of how well he has pitched. In three starts, Duffey has a 2.60 ERA and has struck out just under one batter per inning, While Duffey has given up 16 hits, he has also allowed just four walks in 17.1 innings.
On a side note, if you haven’t read Stephanie’s review of Believeland, be sure to check it out. I was fortunate enough to go to the premiere, and I found myself laughing, shaking my head in disbelief, and becoming a bit choked up at times. When I watched it again last night, all of the same things happened. I’m very sentimental by nature, so these types of things appeal to me, but I highly suggest every Cleveland fan check out Believeland.
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