Indians at Minnesota Twins Game Thread #8, Friday at 8:10 p.m. ET

Matt Loede

Welcome to our third daily game thread here on Cleveland Baseball Insider!

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Tonight is another road game for the Indians in 2020, as the Indians will take on the 2019 AL Central champion Minnesota Twins at Target Field.

The Indians were 2-0 winners on Thursday night as Shane Bieber was dominant yet again, moving to 2-0, and James Karinchak picked up the save. 

First pitch is at 8:10 p.m. ET on SportsTime Ohio with Matt Underwood and Rick Manning.

Here's tonight's Indians lineup against the Twins in a great pitching matchup between Mike Clevinger for the Tribe and Randy Dobnak for the Twins.

Here is tonight's Tribe lineup against Dobnak:

And the Twins lineup:

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Casey Drottar
Casey Drottar

Using only Cleveland’s offense as your guide, you’d assume it was 33 degrees outside.

Casey Drottar
Casey Drottar

This Sandy Leon/Beau Taylor catcher combination just isn’t going to do the trick for Cleveland.

Casey Drottar
Casey Drottar

Domingo Santana’s walk rate last season was 9.9%. Small sample size alert, but he entered tonight with a walk rate of 29.4% and just notched another free pass on an eleven pitch at-bat.

Casey Drottar
Casey Drottar

Mike Clevinger already at 88 pitches after four. Safe to say Cleveland’s not getting eight innings from the starter tonight.

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

Editor

This offense is ugly to watch right now - remember last May?

Casey Drottar
Casey Drottar

7.3 games into the season, and Franmil Reyes has yet to notch an extra base hit. These are dark times.

Casey Drottar
Casey Drottar

As elite as Cleveland’s starting pitching has been this season, the offense can’t just assume the rotation will pitch shutouts every night. Eventually they have to step up and provide some support.

Casey Drottar
Casey Drottar

The average exit velocity on Clevinger fastballs tonight is 103.2 mph. Probably not ideal.

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

Editor

Offense needs to come to play tonight

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

Editor

That’s the third first inning homer in 2 games allowed by Clevinger

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

Editor

Well that’s a rough break

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

Editor

Good evening all - let’s see if Mike Clevinger can keep the unreal starting pitching going!


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