The Cleveland Guardians’ cold stretch continues as they drop two games to one against the Baltimore Orioles.
The Cleveland Guardians are having a rough go of it lately but the good news is that they still hold a one-game lead in the AL Central. The Guards have had a rough time hitting the ball as of late, and both the Seattle Mariners and Baltimore Orioles were able to stifle the offense.
This is actually quite the feat as the Guards are 11th in the league in batting average, so nerfing the team’s ability to get hits is actually a challenge as opposed to past years.
Going 2-4 over the last six isn’t a good thing, but the schedule does eventually get easier. That is, after the next series with the Mariners at home starting Friday. The Twins remain one game back in the Central. The Twins are also 3 games back of one of the two Wild Card spots, making the Central the easiest path for any of the teams in the division to make the playoffs.
The White Sox are just four games back at the moment but are also without their manager for the foreseeable future as well.
Cleveland Guardians vs. Baltimore Orioles
Game 1 – Guardians Win (5-1)
Cal Quantrill continues his near-perfect pitching performances with a six-inning, one-hit outing that kept the Orioles locked down. Steven Kwan and Josh Naylor added two RBIs to cap off a big win for the Guards.
Game 2 – Orioles Win (4-0)
The second game in the series was less impressive, with the Guards being held to only five hits, and no runs. Triston McKenzie took the loss despite a solid outing.
Game 3 – Orioles Win (3-0)
The Guardians were held to only two hits, as Shane Bieber gave up two first-inning home runs. He would later give up a third home run to close out a rough series for the squad.
1-7, 2 RBI, 1 Walk
1-7, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 Walk