Philadelphia Phillies (12-14) @ Cleveland Indians (10-13)
Tuesday - Doc Halladay vs. Zach "Not Kevin" McAllister
Wednesday - Cliff Lee vs. Trevor "Not Jack" Bauer
*Each are a 7:05 game time.
Offensive Native American Named Team Offense:
R - 106 (14th)
AVG - .257 (9th)
OPS - .764 (3rd)
Carlos Santana/C, Mark Reynolds/DH/1B, Nick Swisher/OF, and Michael Brantley/OF are doing the heavy hitting for the Tribe. Michael Bourn has only played 10 games and Asdrubal Cabrera/SS and Drew Stubbs/OF have been disappointments thus far.
Offensive Native American Named Team Pitching:
ERA - 4.37 (26th)
WHIP - 1.31 (21st)
Tonight's starting pitcher, McAllister, is decent, but nothing special. With that said, he very well could twirl a 3-hit shutout against the Phils. Tomorrow's starting pitcher, Bauer, has been nothing but hype so far in his career with little production.
The Tribe's bullpen is their strength, with Chris Perez at closer, Joe Smith and Vinnie Pestano at setup, and Bryan Shaw, Corey Kluber, Cody Allen and Nick Hagadone working the other innings. All of them have an ERA south of 2.84.
*It's a shame that ex-Phillies Brett Myers (8.02 ERA) and Carlos Carrasco (17.18 ERA) aren't starting this series.
1) Carlos Ruiz was activated from the suspended list on Sunday, while Humberto Quintero was designated for assignment (no word yet on whether he cleared waivers or not).
2) Delmon "P.O.S." Young was activated from the disabled list today and Ezequiel Carrera was designated for assignment (he also needs to pass through waivers before reporting the minors).
I'm sipping the happy juice and saying the Phils complete the 2 game sweep.