Eric Wedge has announced that OSU product Scott Lewis, who impressed fans with 4 wins in 4 starts in 2008, will open the season as the Tribe's #4 starter.
A player once considered to be a top draft pick, Tommy John surgery caused Lewis to freefall to the 3rd round of the 2003 draft. Lewis throws a plus change up, a good curve, and a deceptive fastball which usually resides in the high 80s.
Anthony Reyes will start in the 5th rotation spot.
In the eyes of The Chubby Indian, these two provide a significant upgrade over the Sowers/Laffey combination, which was the Tribe's last attempt at a youthful back of the rotation.