Game Recap 7/22/23 | Guardians Beat the Phillies 1-0

July 22, 2023

Andy Billman

Observations from the Game

3 things About Guardians Victory Over the Philadelphia Phillies

1 – Brillant Bibee   

The Guardians rookie starter Tanner Bibee put on a wonderful performance on Saturday night going seven shutout innings and giving up only two hits while striking out eight.  He not only got his sixth win on the season, but by going seven strong he was able to give the bullpen some rest. 

2 – Super Rosario!

With Amed Rosario on first base, Jose Ramirez sent a pop fly to shallow right and what looked to be the third out in the inning, but instead three Phillies converged and could not make the play and Rosario never stopped hustling scoring all the way from first for the only run to be scored in the game. 

3 – Clase In Session 

Emmanuel Clase had another 1-2-3 9th inning only making seven pitches earning his 27th save on the season.  Enyel De Los Santos was also impressive having a clean 8th inning while only making ten pitches.

Game Summary

In a dazzling display of skill, rookie Tanner Bibee led the Cleveland Guardians to a 1-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night. With eight strikeouts over seven dominant innings, Bibee showcased his talent on the mound, allowing the Phillies just two hits and one walk throughout the game.

The only run of the game came in the sixth inning when Amed Rosario capitalized on a misplayed pop-up by the Phillies’ defense. The miscommunication between second baseman Bryson Stott, center fielder Brandon Marsh, and right fielder Nick Castellanos allowed Rosario to score from first base.

Philadelphia’s Zach Wheeler put on a strong performance, pitching seven innings and striking out eight, but it wasn’t enough to secure a win. The Guardians’ bullpen, led by Enyel De Los Santos and All-Star closer Emmanuel Clase, held the Phillies to just one additional hit, completing a combined two-hitter.

With this victory, Bibee improved his record to 6-2 and continued his impressive winning streak in interleague matchups, now standing at 5-1. Meanwhile, the Guardians extended their winning streak, triumphing in four out of their last five games and securing the second spot in the AL Central.

The Phillies, on the other hand, suffered their fourth consecutive loss, which pushed them two games away from the final NL wild-card spot. Despite the defeat, Edmundo Sosa and Trea Turner delivered notable hits for Philadelphia.

A lively crowd of 37,937 filled the stadium for the game adding to the excitement of the intense matchup between the Guardians and the Phillies.

Trainers Room

Shane Bieber (right elbow inflammation), RHP Cal Quantrill (right shoulder inflammation), and RHP Triston McKenzie (right elbow strain) are each rehabilitating in Cleveland. “All of them self-report that they’re doing well,” manager Terry Francona said.

Up Next

Sunday 7/23 1:40 PM EST – Series Finale vs Philadelphia Phillies

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