Gray To Start Game 1 Against Indians, Sabathia For Game 2

Gray To Start Game 1 Against Indians, Sabathia For Game 2

Gray To Start Game 1 Against Indians, Sabathia For Game 2

If the Yankees can continue to swing the bats at a high rate, they can definitely give Cleveland a scare early this postseason.

A new one, the only one, is about to begin.

In a somewhat surprising decision, Indians manager Terry Francona announced Tuesday that Trevor Bauer will start for the Indians in Thursday's Game 1 of the American League Division Series against either the New York Yankees or Minnesota Twins.

Cleveland Indians (102-60) Vs. "We could have gone another way but it's just what we chose to do". But like Chicago, the star power their roster boasters, from Bryce Harper to Daniel Murphy to Max Scherzer, makes them a contender for the crown. The bad news, do you want him to? The Dodgers have Clayton Kershaw, the runaway NL Cy Young favorite and one of the best pitchers of the generation.

As the Indians made their run to the World Series a year ago, James expressed support for his actual home team by attending several games in Indians gear.

The Indians were the overwhelming favorites to win with five panelists choosing Cleveland and one opting for the Boston Red Sox.

Once the Yankees jumped out to a strong start and showed they were legitimate contenders, general manager Brian Cashman got aggressive and dipped into a deep farm system for July trades that netted Gray, Robertson, Kahnle and Todd Frazier. In those 23 starts since June 1, he's 15-2 with a 1.62 ERA and 224 strikeouts. Yan Gomes could start Game 2 with Corey Kluber getting the ball.

"I got that vibe my first day in New York", Gray said. "You've got some veteran guys in there, too, that balance everything out". Houston simply has too much offensive firepower, and I can not see Boston keeping up with them.

What looked to be the first World Series win since 1948 for the Tribe turned into an absolute disaster. He finished the season with a majors-leading 18 wins, 2.25 ERA, 0.87 WHIP, 7.36 K/BB ratio and three complete game shutouts.

"Everybody's even", Francona said. No matter the outcome, fans will see some of MLB's best go at it for at least three games. It doesn't matter who thinks somebody should win unless it's the umpires. He had an impressive line of six innings pitched, no runs, and two hits. Joe Girardi said Wednesday that Tanaka will pitch Game 3 when the series moves to the Bronx. Just not Game 1.

- Big Weapon. The 6-foot-7 Miller was magnificent in last year's postseason, striking out 30 over 19 1/3 innings and winning ALCS MVP award.

However, Brantley has been testing his ankle and it's possible his role could expand and he could play in the field. "I've thrown against them a couple times this year, and in the past I've thrown against them". "We'll see how it goes from there".

Bauer recently lost one of his drones when he crashed it in a local park. Since this acquisition, Verlander has solidified Houston's rotation while being nearly unhittable in his first handful of starts since joining his new club. "I took the props off this year, though, so we should be good".

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