Game Recap 4/3/24 | Guardians Beat the Mariners 8-0

April 4, 2024

Andy Billman

Post-Game Recap

3 Things Around The Game

1 – RISP

The Guardians had another big day at the plate, hitting with runners in scoring position, going 5 for 13, while the Mariners went 0 for 7.

Cleveland also took advantage of Seattle’s poor glove work, as the Mariners could not come up with the out multiple times during the game.

2 – Awesome Allen

Logan Allen had a fantastic start on Wednesday in Seattle. He pitched 6 2/3 shutout innings, scattering four hits with six strikeouts. 

3 – Kwan

Steven Kwan is having a hot start to the season going three for five with three runs scored on Wednesday and he is now batting .353 through seven games. 

Game Summary

Logan Allen showcased his pitching prowess by holding the Seattle Mariners to just four hits over 6 2/3 scoreless innings, while Steven Kwan made an impressive debut with three hits and three runs scored in his first three at-bats, propelling the Cleveland Guardians to an emphatic 8-0 victory on Wednesday.

Continuing their offensive onslaught, the Guardians overwhelmed Seattle starter George Kirby, tagging him for a career-high eight earned runs. Although Kirby received little support from his defense, Cleveland capitalized on their hitting prowess, particularly against Kirby, securing their second consecutive series win.

Manager Stephen Vogt attributed the success to the team’s solid game plan and ability to capitalize on mistakes. Meanwhile, Allen executed the strategy flawlessly, relying on off-speed and breaking pitches to stifle the Mariners’ offense, which has long struggled against such pitches.

With ample run support early on, Allen pitched with confidence and aggression, striking out six batters and walking three.

Kwan ignited the offense for Cleveland, but it was a collective effort, with José Ramírez contributing two doubles and two RBIs, tying a Guardians record for multiple extra-base hits in a game. Notably, Josh Naylor drove in three runs despite not registering a hit, a feat not seen since Bob Chance accomplished it in 1964.

Despite their strong offensive performance, Seattle’s defensive lapses proved costly, with missed opportunities and errors allowing Cleveland to extend innings and capitalize on scoring opportunities.

Reflecting on the game, Kirby acknowledged Cleveland’s aggressive approach and lamented his team’s defensive miscues, highlighting the need for improvement moving forward.

In summary, Cleveland’s dominant pitching and relentless offense propelled them to another convincing victory, while Seattle’s defensive shortcomings marred their performance, underscoring areas needing improvement for the Mariners.

Up Next

Cleveland will continue its road trip opening a three-game series in Minnesota with RHP Tanner Bibee (0-0, 6.75) on the mound.


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