4/27/11: Indians vs. Royals

Game 2 between the Indians and Royals goes down tonight.  The big news heading into the game is Manny Acta has decided to give Carlos Santana the night off.  Good thing too, Santana has looked miserable and is on an absolutely terrible stretch right now.  A night off could serve him well and give him a chance to clear his head.  Hopefully it works.  I know it’s a simple tactic, but sometimes its the simplest solutions that can fix the biggest problems.  What should be interesting is whether or not Choo can build on last night’s big game.  If he can, we might see the resurrection of the .300 average, 20+ hr 20+ stolen base machine.

Then again maybe everything goes to hell in a hand basket.  Honestly, I don’t know.  My brain is fried right now from trying to figure out the NFL Draft.  Stay tuned for my “mock” draft.

Anyways, here are tonight’s lineups…


  1. Grady Sizemore, CF
  2. Asdrubal Cabrera, SS
  3. Shin-Soo Choo, RF
  4. Shelley Duncan, 1B
  5. Travis Hafner, DH
  6. Orlando Cabrera, 2B
  7. Austin Kearns, LF
  8. Jack Hannahan, 3B
  9. Lou Marson
  • Josh Tomlin, P


  1. Jarrod Dyson, CF
  2. Melky Cabrera, LF
  3. Alex Gordon, 1B
  4. Billy Butler, DH
  5. Jeff Francoeur, RF
  6. Wilson Betemit, 3B
  7. Mike Aviles, 2B
  8. Brayan Pena, C
  9. Alcides Escobar, SS
  • Jeff Francis