Aaron Civale takes the mound for the Cleveland Baseball Club as they will try to get back on track against the Minnesota Twins.
The Cleveland Baseball Club needs to get back in the win column after Sunday’s loss to Detroit. Aaron Civale gets the start as they take on the division leading Minnesota Twins.
Civale started against Minnesota earlier this month, allowing 3 runs on 5 hits in 6 innings. Civale did strike out 9 batters but was unable to earn the win as Cleveland couldn’t score more than 1 run. Cleveland was held to 2 hits in the outing and couldn’t get anything going against the Twins bullpen day. Tyler Clippard was the starter and did not allow a hit in his two innings of work.
Minnesota is starting Kenta Maeda and the last Cleveland faced him he was dominant. Maeda only allowed 1 hit in Minnesotas 3-0 victory over Cleveland and struck out 6 batters. Cleveland was only able to muster one more hit in the contest, coming off of Twins reliever Trevor May.
Cleveland’s offense has been struggling all season long and it is questionable whether or not they can get things going against someone who shut them down previously. Cleveland notoriously struggles against pitchers like Maeda so an offensive breakout doesn’t seem likely. It could be another long day for Cleveland hitters unless a surprising turnaround comes out of nowhere.