Yes I know Detroit isn’t literally on a Great Lake, but close enough. Detroit and Cleveland is certainly a convenient trip; it’s only 169 miles between the ballparks by car and the A’s plane needed just 28 minutes in the air yesterday. For a traveling fan I think doing those two cities back-to-back is a little too much of a good thing though, a bit on the samey side.
Both the A’s and the Clevelands are coming off (false-?) confidence-building series against the two teams with the worst Pythagorean W-Ls in the American League (Tigers 13-31, which is an alarming 5 games worse than their actual 18-26 record, and Orioles 14-32).
April and May weeknight games at Progressive Field start at 6:10 local time so be alert the next two afternoons. Weather looks cool but dry tonight and tomorrow, then there are rain chances on Wednesday.
Today at 3:10: Brett Anderson vs. Carlos Carrasco
Tuesday at 3:10: Chris Bassitt vs. Trevor Bauer
Wednesday at 10:10 a.m. Frankie Montas vs. Jefry Rodriguez (Cleveland telecast on MLB Network)
Friday at 7:05: Daniel Mengden vs. Wade LeBlanc
Saturday at 1:05: Mike Fiers vs. Yusei Kikuchi
Sunday at 1:05: Brett Anderson vs. Mike Leake