The Cleveland Guardians and Los Angeles Dodger clashed on the West Coast.
The Cleveland Guardians and Los Angeles Dodgers had what could be described as a potential preview of the World Series this year as the two teams collided in Los Angeles. The Guards took the series to advance to 34-28 on the season. They are also only one game back now from the Minnesota Twins, who the Guards start a three-game series with on Tuesday.
Jose Ramirez missed two games during the Dodgers series, and his absence was felt in Game 2 pretty quickly. The Guardians amassed just two hits in Game 2 and saw Owen Miller try to fill in for Ramirez as the three-hitter in the lineup.
Franmil Reyes has begun his minor league rehab assignment in Columbus and so far he’s off to a very good start, hitting .429, two home runs, and six RBIs. He hasn’t gone a single game without registering at least one hit. His strikeouts are still a little high, three in five games but that’s a much better pace than he was setting in Cleveland.
Los Angeles Dodgers and Cleveland Guardians series review
Game 1 – Guardians Win (2-1)
A pitcher’s duel stretched across 10 innings until the Guardians broke a 1-1 tie in the top of the 10 innings with a Richie Palacios sacrifice fly to give the good guys the win.
Game 2 – Dodgers Win (7-1)
Not much to say about this game, the Guardians saw Cal Quantrill get slaughtered by good Dodgers hitting and the offense netted just two hits.
Game 3 – Guardians Win (5-3)
The Guardians pulled off another late-inning rally, breaking a 3-3 tie behind some timely pitching by Richie Palacios and some exceptional pitching from Emmanuel Clase.
1-2, 3 RBI
1.2 IP, 4 K, 1 Run
2.0 IP, 2 Ks