Game Recap 6/24/23 | Guardians Win 4-2 vs. Brewers

June 24, 2023

Andy Billman

Observations from the Game

3 things about Guardians’ victory over Milwaukee Brewers:

1 – Bibee Quality W

Tanner Bibee fought off a frustrating umpire behind the plate and got the win and a quality start going six innings giving up three hits, two earned, and seven strikeouts.

2 – Fry, Fry, Fry and Brennan returns

He had his adventures playing right field, making an error in the 1st, and allowing a run to score, but David Fry made up for it with the game-winning hit in the 6th to put up the Guardians for good. Will Brennan, replaced Fry in the top of the 7th in right field and did get one at-bat grounding out to 1st in the bottom of the 8th.

3 – Eli and Stephan

All the headlines will go to Emmanuel Clase who got his 23rd save on the season, but Eli Morgan and Trevor Stephan had efficient 7th and 8th innings only making 25 pitches combined. Morgan’s ERA is at 1.67 and Stephan’s ERA is at 2.25.

Game Summary

On Saturday, the Cleveland Guardians secured a 4-2 victory against the Milwaukee Brewers with key contributions from Josh Naylor and David Fry. In the sixth inning, Naylor’s RBI single, off Hoby Milner, brought in Amed Rosario to tie the game at 2-2. Shortly after, Fry stepped up with a clutch two-out hit to left field off Elvis Peguero, driving in José Ramírez and giving the Guardians the go-ahead run.

Rookie pitcher Tanner Bibee (4-2) demonstrated his prowess on the mound, striking out seven batters over six innings of work. Since his recall from Triple-A Columbus on April 26, Bibee has consistently impressed, and in this game, he allowed just two runs, one of which was earned. He reached his season-high pitch count of 105, yielding three singles.

The Guardians’ bullpen was reliable once again, with Emmanuel Clase securing his MLB-leading 23rd save of the season. Collectively, the Cleveland pitching staff limited the Brewers to a mere four hits throughout the game.

Cleveland found themselves trailing 2-1 after five innings, but their offensive surge in the sixth turned the tide. Rosario and Ramírez were responsible for kickstarting the rally against Brewers starter Freddy Peralta (5-7), who has been winless since May 21. Peralta ended up allowing three runs over five innings, resulting in his fourth consecutive loss.

Milwaukee’s Christian Yelich played a significant role, scoring both of the team’s runs and also stealing a base. The Brewers had previously dominated the Guardians in their recent matchups, outscoring them 31-5 in four consecutive victories. However, Cleveland managed to halt their winning streak.

The Guardians added an insurance run in the eighth inning when Andrés Giménez drove in Tyler Freeman against pitcher Matt Bush. This run provided some breathing room for Cleveland heading into the later stages of the game.

Milwaukee initially took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Yelich led off with a single, advanced to second on a wild pitch, and capitalized on an error by right fielder Fry. Fry, primarily a catcher, was making his first-ever appearance in the outfield at the major league level.

The Brewers extended their lead to 2-1 in the third inning when William Contreras singled in Yelich. However, the Guardians quickly responded in the fourth inning, narrowing the gap to 2-1 as Steven Kwan scored on a double play with the bases loaded.


Will Brennan (left shoulder soreness) saw action as a defensive replacement after missing the previous two games. Brennan landed hard on his left side Wednesday while making a diving catch in right field to rob Oakland’s Jace Peterson.

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Sunday 6/25 1:40 PM EST – Series Finale vs Brewers

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