The Cleveland Guardians fell to the Yankees in an ugly series.
The Cleveland Guardians’ trip to the Bronx was an ugly one for every reason imaginable. Yes, the events of the end of Game 2 are very fresh in our minds, and that was a horrid moment. The Yankees fans should be ashamed of themselves and while many are, not all of them are. Yet, the play on the field in Game 3 might have been truly the most disappointing thing.
The Guards had a 4-2 lead into the ninth in Game 2, and all the reason to prove the Yankees got lucky in Game 2 to even get the win, instead the Guards just came out flat. I don’t blame them. Game 2 was a pretty ugly situation and that affects people emotionally and that’s ok. Still, you would hope the Guards would come out in Game 3 to piss off the Bronx.
They weren’t ready to bounce back, however.
Now the Guardians roll into Anaheim (not Los Angeles) and Oakland in two west-coast series that will at least allow me a bit more time to prep and write these reviews.
The Guardians eat a broom to the face from the Yankees
Game 1 – Yankees W (4-1)
The Guardians’ offense shot themselves in the foot, especially in the fifth, with bad basing running from Andres Gimenez. The Guardians out-hit the Yankees 9-7, but couldn’t muster more than one run. Eli Morgan looked good in just three innings, striking out five, but he did give up two runs.
Game 2– Yankees W (5-4)
The game was marred by its finish, more on that here. Josh Naylor was impressive, driving in two. The Guardians’ offense was completely lost in this game. Cal Quantrill looked great through six but gave up a home run that allowed the Yankees to take the lead.
Game 3 – Yankees W (10-2)
The Guards came out flat after the abhorrent ending to Game 2. Josh Naylor went hitless, but Jose Ramirez ended his hitless streak by going 1-3 with a walk. The offense wasn’t the worst part, as Aaron Civale lasted just three innings, giving up six runs and ending the game relatively early.
4-15, 2 RBI, 2 runs
3-9, 3 walks, 1 run
2-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 Walk
2.0 IP, 2 Ks, 2 H