As the Cleveland Indians enter into game two of their four-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays, they face some serious concerns that need to be addressed sooner rather than later. Even though they earned a victory on Monday, July 16 the fact they failed to score with the bases loaded with no outs is enough to make even the most casual of fans cringe.
On Tuesday, the Tribe will send Josh Tomlin to the mound to face off against the Ray's Matt Moore. Moore continues to be one of baseball's most promising young starters but has struggled this season in terms of earning wins. He is averaging 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings, which should be more than enough for him to be taken seriously.
The Cleveland Indians will take on the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field located in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Tuesday, June 17, 2012 at 7:10 p.m. EDT.
Josh Tomlin (5-5, 5.45 ERA) will take the mound for the Indians facing off against the Rays' Matt Moore (5-6, 4.42 ERA).
Cleveland enters the game with a 46-43 record and in third place in the American League Central. They are 22-22 when playing on the road and have won six of their last 10 games.
Tampa Bay comes into the matchup with a 46-44 record and in third place in the American League East. They are 25-22 when playing at home and have won four of their last 10 games.
The season series is currently stands at 3-2 in favor of the Indians.
Where to watch or listen:
In Cleveland: Television- STO, Radio- WTAM, Indians Radio Network.
Nationwide: Television and Radio via MLB.TV (Television blackouts apply in Cleveland market).
The batting statistic leaders:
Cleveland: Michael Brantley- .301 batting average, Jason Kipnis/Asdrubal Cabrera- 11 home runs, Jason Kipnis- 50 runs batted in.
Tampa Bay: Ben Zobrist- .252 batting average, Carlos Pena- 13 home runs, Luke Scott- 42 runs batted in.
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