Indians vs Cincinnati Reds Game Thread #13, Wednesday at 7:10 p.m. ET

Matt Loede

A night after a thrilling 4-2 win for the Indians at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, the Tribe is back at home for a 7:10pm first pitch against the same Reds who they've played the last two nights.

Mike Clevinger (0-1, 4.91) will look to rebound after suffering his first loss of 2020 on Friday at Target Field in Minnesota. 

Clevinger allowed three first inning runs in an eventual 4-1 loss for the Indians. 

The Reds will counter with rookie righty Tejay Antone (0-0, 2.08) who will make his first Major League start at Progressive Field. 

Antone has made one appearance for the Reds this season, that came in relief back on July 27th against the Cubs.

In that game he went 4.1 innings, allowing a run on one-hit with five strikeouts and one walk.

"When I got that news, I was almost more relieved," Antone said. "I’ll do anything for this team, whatever role they need me, but I’m very excited to start."

The Indians will go with the following lineup for tonight's game against the Reds:

The Reds will send this starting nine out against Clevinger:

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Casey Drottar
Casey Drottar

‪Brad Hand’s fastball velocity still isn’t where you want it to be (average mph tonight - 90.7). Still, strong bounce-back to seal the deal after allowing a base runner.‬

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

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Two outs and Hand walks Senzel which brings the tying run to the plate in Curt Casali

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

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Brad Hand for the 2nd straight night will come on to try and close it out for the Indians

Casey Drottar
Casey Drottar

Carlos Santana’s rough 2020 continues. He has just one hit since last Thursday.

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

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Another successful inning for Karinchak, who gets a 4-5-3 double play to end the 8th

Casey Drottar
Casey Drottar

‪In a perfect world, Franmil Reyes’ home run last night would’ve been what gets him hot at the plate. That he’s whiffed on five of his seven swings tonight...does not indicate that is happening.‬

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

Editor

"Wild Thing" blaring here at Progressive Field - which means one thing - James Karinchak has entered the game for the Indians

Casey Drottar
Casey Drottar

‪Way too early to make definitive judgements, but so far Oliver Pérez is successfully proving last year’s ugly splits against righties are behind him‬

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

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Oliver Perez coming on here in the 7th for the Indians

Casey Drottar
Casey Drottar

‪Not too shabby a night for Mike Clevinger. Ideally he’s able to get an inning or two more, but his slider was definitely working for him tonight (54% whiff rate).‬

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

Editor

Big K for Leone, who sets down Winker in four pitches to get out of the 6th - Indians coming up looking to add to their 2-0 lead

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

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That's twice that Clevinger has walked Eugenio Suarez, who is hitting .100 on the season. He's done at 103 pitches and Dominic Leone coming on in relief for the Indians

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

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Heads up throw by Leon, who nabs Castellanos trying to get back to first - now two outs in the 6th - Play under review

Casey Drottar
Casey Drottar

‪Carlos Santana was the seventh Cleveland hitter of that inning. I wish this wasn’t a fact worth celebrating, but here we are.‬

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

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Santana goes after the first pitch and grounds out - end of five and the Indians have a 2-0 lead

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

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What a slide by Mercado who clearly had no business trying to score from second - ball beat him to the plate but an excellent slide makes it 2-0 Indians

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

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Cesar Hernandez drives in his 3rd run of the season - RBI single to LF and the Indians have a 1-0 lead in the 5th - still no outs and two on

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

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Second straight inning the Indians get a leadoff walk - last inning it was followed by a strikeout and a double play

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

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Clevinger now at 83 pitches through five as he gets Akiyama to strikeout to end the frame - Reds have two hits, Clevinger has walked two and struck out four

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

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Leadoff walk means nothing as Reyes K's on 3 pitches and Zimmer hits into a 5-6-3 double play - end of four Reds and Indians scoreless

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

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Reyes may never see a fastball again

Casey Drottar
Casey Drottar

‪Clevinger definitely doing well when it comes to preventing hard contact. Cincinnati’s currently averaging an exit velocity of 83.3 with batted balls off him tonight.‬

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

Editor

Indians announce that Fan Cardboard Cutouts have Sold Out - took less than 48 hours to sell them out

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

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Francisco Lindor hitting .214 (3-for-14) w/ RISP thus far in 2020 - 2 doubles 3 RBI, one BB, 6 K's

Casey Drottar
Casey Drottar

Cesar Hernandez has a 108.2 mph groundout. Outside of that, Cleveland hasn’t hit Antone at all tonight.

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

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661 AB last season for Francisco Lindor he grounded into 5 double plays - 50 AB this season and he's grounded into two

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

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Lindor gets down 0-2 and grounds into a 4-6-3 double play with the bases loaded - end of 3 and the #Indians and #Reds are scoreless

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

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Clevinger goes with an 84 MPH change up to get Votto to fly out to left to end the inning - Reds leave runners on 2nd and 3rd - #Indians and Cincy no score bottom 3

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

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Would be wise for Clevinger to pitch around Votto - even if it loads the bases

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

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Big out right there - pop out on a 2-2 pitch to Castellanos - Dangerous Joey Votto up and there's a meeting on the mound

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

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Clevinger in trouble here in the 3rd - Akiyama doubles over Luplow's head in LF for a double - 2nd and 3rd one out for Castellanos

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

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Feels like the Jordan Luplow experiment is close to having the plug pulled on it - again bat AB swinging at a pitch way out of the zone on a 3-2 count - now 0-for-17 w/ 5 K's

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

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17-pitch inning for Clevinger but gets out of it with a Reds runner left on third - Bottom two no score

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

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I can honestly say I don't recall seeing "catcher interference" called more than maybe 1-2 times in an entire 162-game season - now the Indians likely lead the league in it in game 13

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

Editor

That's now the second "Catcher Interference" on Tribe catchers in the first 13 games - Beau Taylor had one in the deciding 9th inning against the White Sox last Wednesday - and now Leon gets one against Nick Senzel on an 0-2 count in the 2nd inning

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

Editor

Reds lineup not exactly tearing it up either early in the season - Suarez .103, Winker .115, VanMeter .000, Galvis .219 - #Indians at 30 overall in MLB, Reds at 23

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

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Indians get a couple 3-2 counts on Reds rookie Antone but don't get a base runner - end of one no score

Casey Drottar
Casey Drottar

Jose Ramirez still waiting for his first hit since last Friday.

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

Editor

A quick 8-pitch first for Mike Clevinger - two ground outs and a K in between

Casey Drottar
Casey Drottar

Well that’s a nice and efficient way to get Nick Castellanos out

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

Editor

A cool 72 degrees here at Progressive Field for tonight's first pitch - Akiyama grounds out to Hernandez to start the game on the first pitch


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