The Indians look to extend their 6-game winning streak alive heading into Tuesday night’s game in Seattle, coming off a big win against the Mariners to kick off a big 10-game road trip.
In a shuffling of the starting rotation–designed to give Danny Salazar’s sore right shoulder some extra rest–the Tribe will send Cody Anderson (1-3, 6.81) to the mound for a spot start. Regardless of Anderson’s prospective performance, he is expected to return to Triple A Columbus following the start. Anderson will be opposed by southpaw Wade Miley (5-2, 5.85), who toes the rubber for Seattle. Despite the high ERA, the lefty Miley sports an impressive 5-0 record since losing to the Indians at Progressive Field back on April 19th. Miley lasted just 3.2 innings in that April outing, walking four batters and giving up three earned runs.
KEY STATS AND NOTES:
- Cody Anderson must keep the ball in the park. The young righty has given up a whopping 10 home runs in just under 40 IP in 2016.
- Indians hitters will look to do what they do best and work the count against Miley, as the lefty threw 81 pitches against the Wahoos in just 3.2 innings pitched in his April outing in Cleveland.
- Length from the starter. It would be great to see Anderson pitch deep into the game, given Carlos Carrasco is still making his way back from injury and will start Wednesday night. Terry Francona will look to keep his bullpen well rested amidst the beginning of a grueling 10-game road trip.