|DETROIT ( HOLLAND )|
CLEVELAND ( PLESAC )
|963||DETROIT||+165||Ov 8.5,-105||+175||Ov 9.5,+100|
|964||CLEVELAND||-175||Un 8.5,-115||-185||Un 9.5,-120|
|vs Right-handed Starters||2-3||+0||2-3||3.8||0.212||0.281||0.397||0.678||6.2||0.259||0.351||0.453||0.803|
|Past 7 Games||3-3||+1.4||2-4||3.8||0.223||0.299||0.389||0.688||5.7||0.252||0.335||0.448||0.782|
|vs Right-handed Starters||1-1||-0.6||0-2||3.0||0.242||0.319||0.403||0.722||3.5||0.222||0.319||0.317||0.637|
|Past 7 Games||2-3||-2.5||1-4||3.4||0.215||0.303||0.386||0.689||3.2||0.185||0.293||0.311||0.604|
|4/9/2021||TEHERAN(R)||@ CLEVELAND||PLESAC(R)|| |
|4/10/2021||SKUBAL(L)||@ CLEVELAND|| || |
|4/11/2021||URENA(R)||@ CLEVELAND|| || |
|4/12/2021|| ||@ HOUSTON|| || |
|4/13/2021|| ||@ HOUSTON|| || |
|4/14/2021|| ||@ HOUSTON|| || |
|4/15/2021|| ||@ OAKLAND|| || |
|4/16/2021|| ||@ OAKLAND|| || |
|4/1/2021||BIEBER(R)||@ DETROIT||BOYD(L)||2-3||L||-170||7.5 un||U||6||9||1||5||8||0|
|4/3/2021||PLESAC(R)||@ DETROIT||TEHERAN(R)||2-5||L||-155||8 un||U||7||7||1||10||10||0|
|4/4/2021||CIVALE(R)||@ DETROIT||SKUBAL(L)||9-3||W||-135||8 un||O||10||3||0||2||0||1|
|4/5/2021||ALLEN(L)||KANSAS CITY||DUFFY(L)||0-3||L||-125||9 un||U||3||5||0||7||8||0|
|4/7/2021||BIEBER(R)||KANSAS CITY||JUNIS(R)||4-2||W||-190||7.5 ev||U||8||6||0||4||6||0|
|4/10/2021|| ||DETROIT||SKUBAL(L)|| |
|4/11/2021|| ||DETROIT||URENA(R)|| |
|4/12/2021|| ||@ CHI WHITE SOX|| || |
|4/13/2021|| ||@ CHI WHITE SOX|| || |
|4/14/2021|| ||@ CHI WHITE SOX|| || |
|4/15/2021|| ||@ CHI WHITE SOX|| || |
|4/16/2021|| ||@ CINCINNATI|| || |
|DETROIT: He's Here: Manager AJ Hinch, C Wilson Ramos, OF Nomar Mazara, OF Robbie Grossman, INF Renato Nunez, RHP Jose Urena, RHP Julio Teheran, LHP Derek Holland, RHP Wily Peralta, RHP Drew Hutchison, LHP Robbie Ross Jr., LHP Miguel Del Pozo, C Dustin Garneau, RHP Erasmo Ramirez, INF Greg Garcia.
He's Outta Here: Manager Ron Gardenhire, C Austin Romine, RHP Ivan Nova, RHP Jordan Zimmermann, 1B C.J. Cron, 1B Brandon Dixon, RHP Anthony Castro.
Projected Lineup: LF Robbie Grossman (.241, 8 HRs, 23 RBIs with Athletics), 3B Jeimer Candelario (.297, 7, 29), 2B Jonathan Schoop (.278, 8, 23), DH Miguel Cabrera (.250, 10, 35), SS Willi Castro (.349, 6, 24), 1B Renato Nunez (.256, 12, 31 with Orioles), RF Nomar Mazara (.228, 1, 15 with White Sox) or Victor Reyes (.277, 4, 14), C Wilson Ramos (.239, 5, 15 with Mets), CF JaCoby Jones (.268, 5, 14).
Rotation; LH Matthew Boyd (3-7, 6.71 ERA), RH Spencer Turnbull (4-4, 3.97), RH Casey Mize (0-3, 6.99), LH Tarik Skubal (1-4, 5.63), RH Jose Urena (0-3, 5.40 with Marlins) or RH Michael Fulmer (0-2, 8.78).
Key Relievers: RH Bryan Garcia (2-1, 1.66, 4/6 saves), LH Gregory Soto (0-1, 4.30, 2 saves), RH Joe Jimenez (1-3, 7.15, 5/6 saves), RH Jose Cisnero (3-3, 3.03), RH Buck Farmer (1-0, 3.80).
Outlook: After missing last season while suspended in the aftermath of the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal, Hinch gets his opportunity to manage again with the rebuilding Tigers. He takes over a team that averaged 103 losses from 2017-19 and then finished last in the shortened 2020 season. Detroit does have a handful of highly touted prospects, including Mize and Skubal, who both pitched a bit at the big league level last year. Outfielder Riley Greene, infielder Spencer Torkelson and right-hander Matt Manning are also prospects to watch, although none of them have reached the majors yet. Cabrera is on the downside of his career, but he has a chance to reach 3,000 hits and 500 home runs this season. The Tigers have said they'll consider a six-man rotation, and the lineup could change quite a bit over the course of the season. Isaac Paredes is a candidate to play third base, for example, after making his big league debut last year. A state pandemic order amended in early February said outdoor entertainment and recreational facilities could have no more than 1,000 customers gathered, but Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's office said the state health department has had talks with the Tigers about expanding capacity limits at the ballpark.
|CLEVELAND: He's Here: OF Eddie Rosario, INF Andr's Gim'nez, INF Amed Rosario, RHP Bryan Shaw, OF Harold Ramirez.
He's Outta Here: SS Francisco Lindor, RHP Carlos Carrasco, 1B Carlos Santana, LHP Brad Hand, OF Tyler Naquin, LHP Oliver P'rez, RHP Adam Cimber, OF Delino DeShields Jr., INF Mike Freeman.
Projected Lineup: 2B C'sar Hern'ndez (.283, 3 HRs, 20 RBIs, 35 runs), CF 'scar Mercado (.128, 1, 6 in 36 games), LF Eddie Rosario (.257, 13, 42 with Minnesota), 3B Jos' Ram'rez (292, 17, 46, 45 runs, 10 steals, .993 OPS), DH Franmil Reyes (.275, 9, 35, 69 Ks), Jake Bauers (spent 2020 season at alternate training site) or 1B Bobby Bradley (spent 2020 at alternate training site), RF Josh Naylor (.247, 1, 6 in 40 games for Padres and Indians) or Jordan Luplow (.192, 2, 8 in 29 games), C Roberto P'rez (.165 1, 5 in 32 games, won Gold Glove), SS Andr's Gim'nez (.263, 3, 12 in 49 games for Mets).
Rotation: RH Shane Bieber (8-1, 1.63 ERA, 122 Ks, led majors in all three categories), RH Zach Plesac (4-2, 2.28, 57 Ks in 55 1/3 innings), RH Aaron Civale (4-6, 4.74), RH Triston McKenzie (2-1, 3.24), RH Cal Quantrill (2-0, 2.28 in 18 games for Padres and Indians) or LH Logan Allen (3.38, 3 games).
Key Relievers: RH James Karinchak (1-2, 2.67, 53 Ks in 27 innings), RH Emmanuel Clase (2-3, 2.31 in 2019 for Rangers, suspended in 2020 for PEDs), RH Nick Wittgren (2-0, 3.43 in 20 games), RH Phil Maton (3-3, 4.47 in 23 games), LH Oliver P'rez (1-1, 2.00 in 21 games, .185 vs. lefties), RH Adam Plutko (2-2, 4.88), RH Bryan Shaw (1-0, 18.00 in 6 innings for Mariners).
Outlook: Expectations have fallen following Lindor's trade this winter, but the Indians believe they have enough talent to compete for the AL Central title. They certainly have the pitching. At just 25, Bieber has become one of baseball's best starters, and the right-hander anchors a staff with big arms but limited experience. Karinchak is the new closer following Hand's departure, and Clase, with his 100 mph fastball, gives Francona another back-end weapon. Ram'rez was more consistent than Lindor last season, and he'll need to carry an even heavier offensive load. Eddie Rosario's signing to a one-year contract ' he pounded Cleveland pitching with Minnesota ' should offset some of the power lost with Lindor and Santana leaving, and he brings needed quality to an unsettled outfield. Francona's return after missing most of last season due to health issues is another positive for the Indians, who will probably be known by another name in 2022. Cleveland will host fans in April at 30% capacity at 34,788-seat Progressive Field.
|Last Updated: 4/14/2021 4:24:13 AM EST|