Indians vs Cincinnati Reds Game Thread #14, Thursday at 6:10 p.m. ET

Matt Loede

The Indians will look for their third straight win over the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night as they wrap up a quick two-game homestand at Progressive Field at 6:10pm.

The Tribe on Wednesday used four pitchers and some heads up base running by Oscar Mercado to pull out a 2-0 win to move to 7-6 on the season.

Carlos Carrasco (1-1, 3.75) goes for the Indians on Thursday against Reds ace Luis Castillo (0-1, 4.50). 

The Indians made a number of roster moves to get their roster to 28 on Thursday, including designating infielder Christian Arroyo for assignment, as well as activating outfielder Delino DeShields from the injured list.

Here's tonight's lineup for the Indians:

And the lineup for the Reds against Carrasco:

Tonight we will have another in-game thread for fans that want to have their say during the game! 

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Casey Drottar
Casey Drottar

There was notable concern hovering over Cleveland's bullpen heading into the season. If you want to count Adam Plutko, only three Indians relievers even have an ERA 14 games into the season.

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

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A 5-4-3 double play ends it (thank goodness) as the #Indians wrap up a 13-0 win over the #Reds - two straight nights of shutouts and the Tribe moves to 8-6 - quick trip to Chi-town for three with the White Sox starting on Friday night

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

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The line for #Reds reliever De Leon isn't pretty - 1.2 innings, four hits, 8 earned runs, four walks, three K's, 48 pitches, 29 strikes - oh and an ERA of 43.20

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

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With all the wacky changes to baseball this year you'd like Rob Manfred would have installed some "mercy" rule like they have in little league, where if you lead by 10 or more after 6 innings the game is over

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

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Jose Ramirez deposits his 2nd HR of the game, this time to left - 14th career multi-HR game for JRam, second in 2020 - his 4th HR of the season makes it now 13-0 in the 7th

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

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The #Indians have scored 11 runs - 8 this inning - mind you they failed to score 8 runs in 12 of the 13 games they played entering tonight

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

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Not exactly a night to remember for #Reds reliever De Leon - he walked in three runs - including a walk to Beau Taylor who has a .000 batting average. He leaves the game after a four-pitch walk to DeShields to make it an 8-0 game. #Indians with a five-run 7th inning

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

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To put in perspective the #Reds have only scored seven or more runs twice thus far in 2020 - and are six outs away from a 5-8 record

Casey Drottar
Casey Drottar

‪Domingo Santana notches his first hit since the third game of the season. Everything coming up Cleveland tonight.‬

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

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Only the 2nd time in 14 games the #Indians have scored six or more runs. Scored 9 in the third game of the season at home against the #Royals in Carrasco's first start of 2020

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

Editor

Two more Mario Coins, this one on a single by Franmil Reyes and safe to say the #Indians are closing in on an 8-6 mark after 14 games - lead the #Reds 6-0 in the 7th

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

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That's four walks for Carlos Santana - matching a career-high - that one comes with a RBI as the #Indians take a 4-0 lead in the 8th

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

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Bottom 7 and Delino DeShields gets his first hit as a member of the #Indians - a line drive single to right field. Tribe has outhit the #Reds 5-1

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

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Good relief outing for Cam Hill, who gets the #Reds 1-2-3 with two K's and he needed a whole 10 pitches to do it

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

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Heck of a sliding play by Joey Votto to save a run - Reyes out at first and the inning ends, but the #Indians put up a pair and likely the night is over for Castillo - Tribe 3 #Reds 0 top six

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

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More good hitting (haven't been able to say that much in 2020) as Lindor drives a 1-1 pitch to right for an RBI as Ramirez scores from third - #Indians 3-0 and Castillo at 98 pitches here in the 5th

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

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Walk to Cesar Hernandez pays off, as JRam drops a ball to right field that takes an odd bounce off the wall in foul grounds - goes as a triple and a 2-0 #Indians lead in the 5th

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

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Castillo now at 90 pitches here tonight - don't see him going much longer which could open the door for the #Indians to scrape another run

Casey Drottar
Casey Drottar

‪So far, Luis Castillo has eight K’s, five of which have come from Franmil Reyes, Domingo Santana and Oscar Mercado‬

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

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Oscar Mercado used more effort slamming his bat after he was called out on strikes then he did swinging it in that at-bat - and that's not a good thing

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

Editor

Santana draws his second walk of the game, Reyes coming up again with a runner on #Indians

Casey Drottar
Casey Drottar

‪50% whiff rate with Carrasco’s slider tonight. 57% on his changeup.‬

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

Editor

Nice scoop at first by Santana for the second out in the 4th

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

Editor

Delino DeShields' first AB as an Indian is a 6-3 ground out to start the Tribe 3rd

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

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Carrasco cruising through the first three innings - 47 pitches and he's got a walk and five K's already #Indians up 1-0

Casey Drottar
Casey Drottar

Jose Ramirez and Francisco Lindor are the only Cleveland players to put a ball in play against Luis Castillo tonight. Probably less than ideal.

Casey Drottar
Casey Drottar

‪Average exit velocity on the four balls in play Carlos Carrasco’s allowed so far is 94mph. Getting hit a little harder than you’d like, but no damage (or complaints) so far.‬

Casey Drottar
Casey Drottar

‪That was Franmil Reyes’ third strikeout in his last five plate appearances. Those issues with the whiffs haven’t been alleviated just yet.‬

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

Editor

Nice play by DeShields from allowing that ball to go into the gap and possibly it being a triple - #Reds with Winker on second no outs

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

Editor

Castillo throws 29 first inning pitches, JRam takes him deep and the #Indians lead it 1-0 after one

Casey Drottar
Casey Drottar

‪105.7 mph exit velocity on that Ramirez dinger, with a 22 degree launch angle.

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

Editor

Jose Ramirez goes deep for his 3rd HR of the season on a 2-2 count against Castillo - could hear Hammy's call here in the press box - 416 feet - he didn't miss it #Indians 1-0

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

Editor

Hernandez K's on a 3-2 pitch - I don't think I have seen the new Indians 2B put a ball in play on anything less than a 2-2 count

Casey Drottar
Casey Drottar

‪Carlos Carrasco’s changeup looking good early. Five pitches, one called strike and two whiffs. No contact allowed.‬

Matt Loede
Matt Loede

Editor

Carrasco needs 21 pitches in the first, two K's and a walk but no damage as the Indians come to bat against Castillo


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