Cleveland Guardians Probable Pitcher and Starting Lineup vs Chicago White Sox April 8

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Who is the Cleveland Guardians probable starting pitcher?

The Cleveland Guardians will have Triston McKenzie start the Home Opener. This start originally belonged to Shane Bieber but was shifted to Logan Allen following his season-ending injurySunday's postponement in Minnesota saw the pitching rotation get shifted once again, this time with McKenzie being slated to start on Monday. McKenzie is coming off a rough season debut that saw him give up four earned runs (five total) in 3.1 innings against the Seattle Mariners in a 5-4 loss. 

McKenzie has dominated the Chicago White Sox in previous matchups, limiting them to 17 hits in 90 at-bats with 25 strikeouts. Batting lines of note include Andrew Benintendi's 3-16 (one home run and five strikeouts), Nicky Lopez's 5-18 (one double and three strikeouts), Yoan Moncada's 5-20 (one home run and five strikeouts), and Andrew Vaughn's 0-13 (six strikeouts).

There is going to be a very hyped-up crowd on the corner of Carnegie and Ontario, with it being the first home game of the season, combined with the eclipse. McKenzie has handled Chicago's lineup before, but this is going to be a vastly different environment on Monday, and how he responds early in the matchup should indicate how his day will go.

Who will the Cleveland Guardians lineup face?

Chicago is having Tanner Banks start Monday's game in what appears to be a bullpen game for the White Sox. Banks has made two appearances this season, both being 1 inning each, allowing just one hit and one walk with three strikeouts.

Of the Cleveland batters to face hit more than once, only Josh Naylor has multiple hits, going 2-3, both being doubles. Jose Ramirez is surprisingly hitless in his three at-bats against Banks. Meanwhile, Andres Gimenez is 1-5, the one hit being a solo home run, and Steven Kwan is 1-4.

Who is starting for the Cleveland Guardians today?

What channel is the Cleveland Guardians game on?

Monday's Home Opening contest between the Cleveland Guardians and Chicago White Sox can be found on Bally Sports Great Lakes.

Where can I stream the Cleveland Guardians game?

The game can be streamed in market on Bally Sports + (subscription required) and out of market on MLB.TV (subscription required).

How do I listen to the Cleveland Guardians game on the radio?

The in market radio broadcast of today's game will be on 100.7 FM WMMS and AM 1100 WTAM. Today's radio broadcast can also be streamed through the MLB app for out of market fans or those without access to a radio.