For starters: Rays at Indians, with Snell on the mound
The Rays are looking to snap a five-game losing streak tonight, and will have hot prospect LHP Blake Snell on the mound and a reconfigured lineup.
With OF Mikie Mahtook on the DL after breaking his hand Monday and DH Steve Pearce expecetd to be out for at least a few days due to a hamstring issue, the Rays will move Taylor Motter to the outfield, startting tonight in left. INF Nick Franklin was called up from Triple-A to take Mahtook's spot on the roster.
Snell has made two big-league starts, more impressive on April 23 vs. the Yankees than last Thursday against his hometown Mariners at the Trop. Like most young pitchers, the key for Snell is commanding his fastball.
Here is the Rays lineup:
And here is the Indians lineup: