Game Recap 6/2/24 | Guardians Lose To The Nationals 5-2

June 2, 2024

Andy Billman

Post-Game Recap

3 Things Around The Game

1 – Cookie crumbles 

Carlos Carrasco struggled in the second inning, giving up a four spot that set the tone for the game.  Carrasco could only go four innings, giving up all five runs while striking out five.

2 – MLB debut 

Dennis Schneemann made his MLB debut and hit a two-run double down the right-field line on his first MLB swing.  Schneemann ended up with a one-for-three on the day.

3 – Sunday Guards moves 

With Carrasco coming off the IL on Sunday, Eli Morgan went back on with elbow inflammation.  

Also, the Guards sent down Johnathan Rodriguez to make room for Schneemann. 

Game Summary

Joey Meneses’ two-run double ignited a four-run second inning, and Jake Irvin pitched six solid innings to lead the Washington Nationals to a 5-2 win over the Cleveland Guardians on Sunday.

Meneses’ double to deep center field started the scoring against Carlos Carrasco. Ildemaro Vargas and Lane Thomas followed with back-to-back RBI singles later in the inning, giving the Nationals a 4-0 lead and helping them avoid a series sweep.

Irvin (3-5) capitalized on the support, allowing just five hits and one walk while striking out six. Despite a 2.55 ERA, Irvin had gone 1-3 in his previous five starts.

The AL Central-leading Guardians had their nine-game home winning streak, their longest since 2017, snapped.

Daniel Schneemann halved the Nationals’ lead in the bottom of the second with a two-run double to right field on the first pitch he saw in the majors. Schneemann, an infielder/outfielder, had been called up from Triple-A Columbus before the game. He was the Guardians’ 33rd-round draft pick in 2018.

Thomas added a sacrifice fly in the fourth, extending the Nationals’ lead to 5-2. The Nationals had scored just three runs while losing the first two games of the series.

Carrasco (2-5) struggled in his return from the injured list, giving up five runs on seven hits in four innings. He had been out since May 16 with neck spasms.

Kyle Finnegan pitched a scoreless ninth to secure his 16th save in 18 opportunities.

Vargas had two hits for the Nationals, while Will Brennan had two hits for the Guardians.


Home against the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday Night


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