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Game No.3: Indians @ Rangers

By jcfortun Published: April 9, 2009

 






















































































































Game No. 3: Cleveland Indians (0-2) At Texas Rangers (2-0)
STARTING LINEUP
1.
Grady Sizemore
24
L
CF
 
1.
Ian Kinsler
5
R
2B
2.
Mark DeRosa
7
R
3B
2.
Michael Young
10
R
3B
3.
Victor Martinez
41
S
1B
3.
Josh Hamilton
32
L
CF
4.
Travis Hafner
48
L
DH
4.
Andruw Jones
25
R
DH
5.
Jhonny Peralta
2
R
SS
5.
Nelson Cruz
17
R
RF
6.
Ben Francisco
12
R
RF
6.
Marlon Byrd
22
L
LF
7.
Kelly Shoppach
10
R
C
7.
Chris Davis
19
L
1B
8.
Trevor Crowe
26
S
RF
8.
Taylor Teagarden
2
R
C
9.
Asdrubal Cabrera
13
S
2B
9.
Omar Vizquel
13
S
SS




































































STARTING PITCHERS

Carl Pavano
44
RHP
 
Brandon McCarthy
20
RHP


0-0
 
0-0
 
 
0.00 ERA
 
.0.00 ERA
 
 
0 K
 
0 K
 
 
0 walks
 
0 walks
 
 
 


The often injured Pavano is looking to start anew this season with the Cleveland Indians.

The last two seasons Pavano has pitched just 45.2 innings (5-2, 5.52 ERA). Yet he was healthy all spring and pitched decent with an extended workload.

The flyball pitcher does not have much of a track record against the Rangers or pitching in their home stadium.  

McCarthy, like Pavano struggles with the injury bug. The once promising White Sox prospect pitched just 22 innings last year and 101 innings the year before.

In the spring, Mccarthy went 4-0 with a 4.37 ERA to earn a spot in this year's rotation.

McCarthy has had success against the Indians. For his career he is 4-2 with a 4.58 ERA against the tribe. It is the only team he has beaten more than once.










THE SKINNY
the first two games of the season haven't exactly panned out for the Tribe. Carl Pavano is the last hope at salvaging something out of the opening series. An 0-3 start is far from the end of the season, but it would help to open Progressive Field tomorrow with at least one win.

Starting pitching wise, the Indians have ran into four bad innings (the second and fifth in both games). Offensively, Cleveland hit a tad better yesterday, but could not hit to save their lives with runners in scoring position(1-16).

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