Los Angeles Angels at Cleveland Indians Live Blog: Instant Analysis and Reaction

Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout (27) is greeted by bench coach Dino Ebel at the dugout after Trout's solo home run against the Cleveland Indians in the seventh inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 17, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
Mark Duncan
Max GarlandContributor IIIJune 18, 2014

The Los Angeles Angels (38-32) and Cleveland Indians (36-36) game Wednesday night has been postponed due to rain. The game will be made up at some point later this season.

Cleveland's Michael Brantley has been diagnosed with a concussion and will likely enter the lineup again on Saturday.

Although there was no action tonight, the lineups for each team were telling.

For the Angels, Raul Ibanez was batting seventh, even though his numbers this season have been horrifying and he is done as a solid player in the majors. He is the only glaring hole in their lineup, with everyone else playing at a high level or at a Mike Trout-level (unfortunately, only Trout can reach this unprecedented level of baseball).

As for the Indians, the absence of Michael Brantley is a major worry for their offense. His versatility in the lineup is a huge boon for Cleveland, and without him, Lonnie Chisenhall is their only major threat at the plate. Unfortunately, Chisenhall has bounced around the lineup, and tonight he was batting eighth, a baffling move by Terry Francona.

The Angels and the Indians will face off tomorrow at 12:05 p.m. ET.

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