Game Recap 4/2/24 | Guardians Beat the Mariners 5-2

April 3, 2024

Andy Billman

Post-Game Recap

3 Things Around The Game

1 – Brillant Bieber 

Shane Bieber is off to a hot start for the Guardians. He has not given up a run in his two starts, going six strong tonight, scattering six hits with nine strikeouts.

2 – Bo Naylor

In an interesting move, Stephan Vogt named Bo Naylor the DH on Tuesday night, and it paid off: Bo went two for four with a two-run home run in the fourth inning.

3 – RISP

Cleveland maximized its opportunities by going two for five with runners in scoring position compared to Seattle, which went one for thirteen.

Game Summary

Shane Bieber continued his impressive form by tossing six scoreless innings for the second consecutive outing, guiding the Cleveland Guardians to a 5-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.

Bieber, the recipient of the 2020 AL Cy Young Award, showcased his dominance by striking out nine batters, issuing no walks, and delivering 55 of his 83 pitches for strikes. Despite allowing six hits, he managed to keep the Mariners at bay, preventing any runner from advancing beyond second base.

In what could be his final season before entering free agency, the 28-year-old right-hander has been outstanding, conceding only 10 hits across 12 innings while amassing an impressive tally of 20 strikeouts with just one walk.

Emmanuel Clase secured the win with a stellar one-hit ninth inning, earning his second save of the season.

The Guardians’ offensive support was highlighted by Bo Naylor’s two-run homer in the fifth inning off Luis Castillo, who struggled throughout the game, surrendering four runs and 10 hits over 5 2/3 innings. Castillo’s woes continued as his ERA soared to 6.75, having given up a total of eight runs and 16 hits in 10 2/3 innings so far this season.

Naylor, who went 4 for 7 in the series’ first two games, proved to be a consistent threat at the plate.

Additional runs came from Will Brennan’s RBI single in the fourth, Steven Kwan’s bunt single in the fifth that led to an error by third baseman Josh Rojas, allowing Brayan Rocchio to score, and Tyler Freeman’s sacrifice fly in the seventh, extending the Guardians’ lead to 5-0.

Rojas managed to drive in a run with a groundout in the bottom half of the seventh, and J.P. Crawford added another with an RBI groundout, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Guardians’ solid performance.

Up Next

Cleveland LHP Logan Allen (1-0, 5.40 ERA) will pitch Wednesday to close out the series against Seattleā€™s RHP George Kirby (1-0, 0.00 ERA).


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