Indians-Diamondbacks Game 2 Preview


Jun 24, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill (2) celebrates with teammates after hitting a walk off single to beat the Cleveland Indians 9-8 in the fourteenth inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday’s opener between the Indians and Diamondbacks was wild to say the least. The game ended after 5 hours and 32 minutes which is tied for the longest game in Chase Field history. The Dbacks won 9-8 in 14 innings thanks to an Aaron Hill walk off single. The Snakes kept the game tied thanks to a great relay throw from Didi Gregorius to nail Jason Kipnis at home plate in the top of the 13th. Kipnis was trying for an inside the park home run and he wasn’t even close. That’s how amazing Didi’s throw was. The play didn’t start out great for Arizona. Ender Inciarte took the wrong path to the ball in center, and it bounced off his head and rolled to the wall. The best way to win a two game interleague series is to win the first game, and the Snakes did just that. Now they will go for the two game sweep tonight.

Up Next:

What: Indians@Diamondbacks

When: 6:40pm

Where: Chase Field

TV/Radio: FSAZ/ArizonaSports (98.7 FM) (620 AM)

Matchup: RHP Corey Kluber vs. RHP Chase Anderson

Need to Know: Kluber took a hard luck loss against the Tigers his last time tossing 7 innings of two run baseball while striking out 6 and only walking one…In his last 23 and two thirds innings he has allowed 11 earned runs…After winning his first five big league starts, you knew the streak had to end at some point…He has lost his last two starts…He deserved better in his last start giving up just two runs over 6 innings against the Brewers…Both starters sport era’ sunder 3.35….Anderson has never faced the Indians and Kluber hasn’t seen the majority of Arizona hitters, with only 2 AB’s total against him.

Dbacks Lineup: photo courtesy of @Dbacks on twitter

Probables for the next three games:

Thursday: Day Off

Friday: Josh Collmenter vs. Tyson Ross

Saturday: Mike Bolsinger vs. Eric Stults

Sunday: Brandon McCarthy vs. Odrisamer Despaigne