The Cleveland Guardians failed to take the series from the Chicago White Sox.
Losing to the Chicago White Sox irritates me. The Cleveland Guardians can’t keep losing to these guys. They’re managed by a clown, their team is vastly overrated, and the team itself has no bullpen to speak of. Yet, every series it feels like this team can’t actually lose to the Guardians.
Yeah, losing to the Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins isn’t fun but if the Guardians have a rival in the division that would qualify as their Pittsburgh Steelers, it would be the White Sox. Granted, nowhere near the Steelers/Browns feud in regards to historical significance, but I see so many fans on both sides of this rivalry uttering words of disdain for one another. So that’s the only reason I need to be upset at the split of this series, but the fact the Guards are still within earshot of the division is another.
This team is so close to taking over the division but inconsistency plagues this team. Shane Bieber fell off a cliff in Game Four, Bryan shaw threw a few bad pitches in Game 3, and the offense that rolled in games one and two was relegated to three innings across two games after that. The inconsistency is rough.
The inconsistency against the White Sox is even rougher. The team gets a respite, at least, as the Boston Red Sox are up next and they’re falling apart at the seams.
Cleveland Guardians and Chicago White Sox Series Review
Game 1 – Guardians Win (8-2)
The Cleveland Guardians rolled the Chicago White Sox in game one, thanks in part to Cal Quantrill’s awesome start. Josh Naylor’s three RBIs and Andres Gimenez’s 2 RBIs led the day for the Guards.
Game 2 – Guardians Win (7-4)
Triston McKenzie continues to match Quantrill’s pitch for pitch as being the team’s most consistent starter with another great start. Steven Kwan, Rosario, and Jose Ramirez all knocked in two RBIs apiece.
Game 3 – White Sox Win (5-4)
The Guardians snatched the lead in the 7th but blew it in the 8th, and did this loss hurt far more after Game 4. The Guards’ offense rallied hard for the team, but a miscalculation with the bullpen cost them.
Game 4 – White Sox Win (6-3)
The Guardians mounted a late-game comeback attempt but clawing back from six down in the final two innings isn’t easy. Made worse by the fact that Shane Bieber had one of his worst starts of the season, dooming the team before they had a chance.
9-20, 4 RBIs, 6 runs, 1 Walk
7 -16, 4 RBI, 2 Runs
6-14, 4 RBI, 2 Runs
7-17, 2 RBI, 1 Home Run, 1 run