Game 22 Recap 4/23 | Guardians Win 7-4 vs. Marlins

April 23, 2023

Andy Billman

3 Observations from the game.

1 – Logan Allen, take a bow.

Wonderful game from the lefty Logan Allen making his MLB debut.  The Guards needed this start for energy, and he gave them the boost.  Logan might be staying up here for a while if it continues.

2 – The top of the line-up finally put a game together.

One thru six in the batting order had a good game today, the first time all year.  Great job, in particular, from Rosario, who needed the bounce-back game badly.  JRAM and Bell were also wonderful, and quietly Naylor had a 2 for 3 day as well.

3 – Karinchak! 

Big game James Karinchak is having a rough month of April.  He gave up another homerun today, and he’s having a hard time getting a clean inning.  Karinchak does have a history of getting wild early in the season and then settling in; hopefully, this is the case in 2023.

What a Difference a Day Makes!

In his major league debut on Sunday, Cleveland’s Logan Allen pitched six innings, allowing only a solo homer and striking out eight batters, leading his team to a 7-4 victory over the Miami Marlins and preventing a sweep. The 24-year-old left-hander, who was called up from Triple-A Columbus before the game, gave up only five hits and one walk, except for the homer hit by Jon Berti in the third inning. He ended his performance in style by striking out three batters in the sixth inning. When Avisaíl García struck out to end the inning, Allen pounded his glove with his fist in excitement and received a loud ovation from the crowd as he left the field. He was welcomed by his teammates when he reached the dugout.

Allen is the third rookie to start a game for the Guardians, whose regular rotation is missing two injured pitchers, Triston McKenzie, and Aaron Civale.

Allen started the game by striking out Berti on a 3-2 pitch and then fanning Garrett Cooper on three pitches. Jorge Solar doubled off the left field wall, but Bryan De La Cruz grounded out to end the inning.

Cleveland’s offense was ignited by Amed Rosario, Rosario had an impressive performance, going 4-for-5 with a double, a triple, four runs scored, and a stolen base. His second triple in four games and fourth stolen base of the season contributed to his box-score-filling performance. After a slow start to the year, Rosario seems to be finding his rhythm, with nine hits (including five extra-base hits) in his last six games. He now has a .260/.304/.397 slash line, one home run, four RBI, and 12 runs scored in 79 plate appearances. José Ramírez, who had four RBIs, and Josh Bell hit back-to-back homers in the third inning. Ramírez hit a two-run homer and Bell followed with a solo shot off Jesús Luzardo (2-1).

In the eighth inning, Garcia hit a three-run homer off James Karinchak, but Emanuel Clase closed out the game by pitching the ninth inning, earning his seventh save.

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