Game Recap 5/2/24 | Guardians Lose to the Astros 8-2

May 2, 2024

Andy Billman

Post-Game Recap

3 Things Around The Game

1 – No No Bo

Bo Naylor had a tough third inning behind the plate. He and his brother Josh Naylor tracked a Jose Altuve foul ball but allowed it to fall without being caught. Altuve would later reach base. It appeared that Bo should have come up with the out but pulled his glove at the last second.

Later in the inning, starter Logan Allen threw a pitch high for a ball against Jon Singleton, but Bo could not come up the pitch, allowing the first run to score on a passed ball from Allen.

Later in the game, Bo threw a ball into a centerfield trying to get Jeremy Pena out stealing second. 

It was a rough night for Bo behind the plate, and he did no better going 0 for 4 at the plate.

2 – Arias struggles

Gabriel Arias also had a tough time with the glove, allowing Pena to fly deep enough not to be caught at the warning track and giving Pena a triple.  Later in the inning, Singleton hit a home run.  If Arias had made the catch earlier in the inning, Singleton would have never come up.

Arias had some issues again with a Jake Meyers hit that got past him, allowing Meyers to get a triple on what should have been a single. 

3 – Gimenez

Andres Gimenez keeps hitting with runners in scoring position with another RBI double in the 3rd. 

Game Summary

On Thursday night, Jon Singleton’s three RBIs, including a homer, and Jose Altuve’s three hits propelled the Houston Astros to an 8-2 victory over the Cleveland Guardians. This win marks the Astros’ first consecutive series victories of the season, a significant achievement considering their current standing at the bottom of the AL West with an 11-20 record.

Houston found themselves trailing 2-1 in the sixth inning when Jeremy Peña’s triple, off the glove of center fielder Gabriel Arias, sparked a rally. With two outs, Singleton’s powerful hit off Logan Allen (3-2) sailed into the right field stands, giving the Astros a 3-2 lead. Singleton, filling in at first base due to José Abreu’s struggles, showcased his offensive prowess with his second homer of the week, highlighting his recent resurgence after hitting only two homers in the entire 2023 season.

In the seventh inning, Jake Meyers kickstarted another scoring opportunity with a triple, eventually contributing to Altuve’s RBI single, extending Houston’s lead to 4-2. The Astros capitalized further when Tyler Beede hit Peña with the bases loaded, followed by Yainer Diaz’s two-run single and Singleton’s sacrifice fly, sealing the 8-2 victory.

Pitcher Spencer Arrighetti delivered a commendable performance, allowing only four hits and two runs in a career-best 5 2/3 innings, while Tayler Scott secured his first career win with 1 1/3 scoreless innings in relief.

Although the Guardians managed to get on the board early with Andrés Giménez’s RBI double and maintained a 2-0 lead after José Ramírez’s sacrifice fly, they couldn’t withstand Houston’s offensive onslaught.

Despite the Astros’ triumph, Yordan Alvarez continued to struggle, going 0 for 5 with three strikeouts, extending his hitless streak to 0 for 17 since his two-homer game against the Rockies last Saturday in Mexico City.


Tanner Bibee (2-0, 3.45 ERA) will start the opener of a three-games series against the Angels on Friday night against José Soriano (0-4, 4.76).


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