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Indians Manager Terry Francona Sheds Some Light on the Playoff Rotation For the ALDS

Indians fans have a better clue today on who they are going to see a week from Friday as far as the pitching rotation is concerned for the upcoming playoff matchup against the Houston Astros.

Tribe manager Terry Francona stated today that Mike Clevinger is in the cards to start game three of the ALDS against Houston, which could come as a surprise to many who felt that the ball would go to Trevor Bauer, who started the game against Chicago on Tuesday night.

The thought for now is that game one will be Corey Kluber, with Carlos Carrasco going in game two, Clevinger in game three, which would be Monday October 8th at Progressive Field, and then game four could either be Kluber again, or maybe that would be the game Bauer gets the ball as the starter.

Francona also stated that Bauer will not start the regular season finale Sunday against the Royals in K.C., but now it will be Carrasco, with Bauer coming out of the pen.

Clevinger is 12-8 this season with a 3.07 ERA. Bauer following Tuesday’s game is 12-6 with a 2.26 ERA.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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