Guardians vs. Marlins Preview Game 22 | 1:40 PM. EST. 4/23/23

April 23, 2023

Andy Billman

Guardians vs. Marlin’s – Game 3 Preview

Salvage the Series

Logan Allen is in line to make his major league debut in this contest as the Guardians continue to try and plug holes in a rotation wrecked by injuries with Trenton McKenzie along with Aaron Civale still on the IL. Allen has made three starts for Triple-A Columbus of the International League this season, posting no record with a 1.26 ERA, a 1.047 WHIP, five walks, and 20 strikeouts over 14.1 innings of work. In his minor league career, Allen is 18-7 with a 3.48 ERA, a 1.126 WHIP, 82 walks, and 340 strikeouts over 258.1 innings in 51 career appearances, and 49 starts. This marks his first career outing against the Marlins. Allen makes his first career start at Progressive Field in this contest as well.


  • The left-hander will make his MLB debut at the age of 24.


  • Luzardo (2-0) takes the mound first for the Marlins in his fifth start of the season. He’s put together a 2.74 ERA in 23 2/3 innings pitched, with 26 strikeouts.
  • His last time out was on Monday against the San Francisco Giants, when the lefty threw 4 1/3 innings, surrendering three earned runs while allowing six hits.
  • Luzardo has put up three starts this season that he pitched five or more innings.
  • The Marlins won each of Luzardo’s three starts this season they were the money line underdog.
  • Luzardo’s four starts have all been won for his team this season.


  • The Guardians average 0.5 home runs per game to rank 29th in MLB play with 10 total home runs.
  • Cleveland is 28th in MLB with a .335 slugging percentage.
  • The club is 6-4 in the games this season it has racked up at least eight hits.
  • Cleveland has a 6-1 record in games this season when it puts up five or more runs.
  • The Guardians have drawn five or more walks in 10 games this season, and are 8-2 in those contests.


  • They’ve won all four of their games this year when they hit two or more home runs as a team.
  • Miami ranks 19th in the majors with a .388 slugging percentage.
  • In 13 games this season with eight or more hits, they have a record of 9-4.
  • Miami has won all five of its games this season when scoring five or more runs.
  • In four games this season with five or more walks drawn, they’ve posted a record of 2-2

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