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On Deck: Chisenhall debuts; Rays battle Reds

Posted on: June 27, 2011 4:32 pm
Edited on: June 27, 2011 4:41 pm
On Deck

By Evan Brunell

RedsRaysWINLESS: The Rays are 0-6 against the Reds in franchise history, the only team Tampa Bay has yet to defeat among all major-league teams. Only one other team has not beaten every team, and that's Pittsburgh (who else?) at 0-9 against the Athletics. Tampa will attempt to leave Pittsburgh all by its lonesome Monday night when rookie phenom Jeremy Hellickson duels Mike Leake. Leake, who was demoted to the farm at one point earlier in the season for his first stint in the minors ever, is coming off an eight-inning effort against the Giants. He limited them to four hits and no runs. Hellickson, meanwhile, has a 3.09 ERA but has run into some adversity lately. Reds vs. Rays, 7:10 p.m. ET (Watch live)

ChisenhallLONNIE TIME: The Indians promoted top prospect Lonnie Chisenhall to the majors, adding a shot in the arm to a ballclub that needs every advantage it can get to stay in the postseason hunt. The 22-year-old Chisenhall was taken in the first round in 2008 and hit .265/.352/.427 for Triple-A. He was a raw high schooler when drafted and is extremely athletic, but asking him to make a big impact this season is a bit much. But he's clearly one of the club's best options for the lineup right now. Chisenhall will make his first start Monday night with Mitch Talbot on the mound. He will oppose the Diamondbacks and Ian Kennedy. Indians vs. Diamondbacks, 9:40 p.m. ET (Watch live)
BeachyBedardBEST PITCHING MATCHUP: Erik Bedard and Brandon Beachy will go head to head in a matchup of pitchers having fine -- and unexpected -- seasons. Bedard has been constantly injured since arriving in Seattle but boasts a pristine 2.93 ERA on the season. Meanwhile, Beachy was an undrafted free agent who has sandwiched a 3.22 ERA around a disabled-list stint. He punched out 11 Blue Jays last Wednesday. The Braves are attempting to keep pace with Philadelphia as they are five games behind despite a 44-35 mark that tops the wild-card standings. Seattle is right at .500 with a 39-39 record, but the Mariners are just 1 1/2 games behind Texas for first place. Braves vs. Mariners, 10:10 p.m. ET (Watch live)

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