Game Recap 7/29/23 | Guardians Lose to White Sox 7-2

July 29, 2023

Andy Billman

Observations from the Game

3 Things About Guardians Loss to the Chicago White Sox

1 – 1st Inning Blues 

The first inning in Chicago summed up the night for Cleveland.  With Steven Kwan on first base and Jose Ramirez up with one out, Ramirez hit a ball to left field that looked like it was going to drop, but White Sox left fielder Zach Remillard dove and appeared to have caught the ball, got up, and picked off Kwan on first for an inning-ending double play.  After seeing the replay, it looked like Remillard might have trapped the ball and Kwan beat his throwback to 1st.  

Terry Francona then signaled to the umpires to review the play, but it was ruled he took too long (RIDICULOUS) and Francona was thrown out. 

And in the bottom of the 1st Logan Allen gave up a lead-off home run to Tim Anderson, his first of the season.  UGH 

Sadly the first inning set the tone for the game. 

2 – Logan Allen Southside Struggles 

Allen did go six innings on Saturday but gave up five runs and was burned by the long ball giving up two home runs.  Eli Morgan came in for the 7th and had his worst outing of the season only going 2/3 of an inning while giving up two earned, the most runs he has given up in 2023.

3 – Old Friend 

Former Cleveland pitcher Bryan Shaw made an appearance tonight for Chicago going two innings and giving up one earned.

Game Summary

Tim Anderson broke his year-long home run drought with an impressive three-hit performance, propelling the Chicago White Sox to a resounding 7-2 victory over the Cleveland Guardians on a Saturday night.

Making a triumphant return from the injured list, pitcher Mike Clevinger dominated on the mound, delivering five shutout innings against his former team. His absence due to right biceps inflammation had lasted six weeks, but he showed no signs of rust, conceding just two singles while striking out three batters and walking none.

The White Sox continued their winning streak against Cleveland for the second consecutive night, bouncing back after a disheartening six-game losing streak. Andrew Vaughn joined in the power display, smashing a two-run homer, and Yoán Moncada contributed two RBIs to boost the team’s offense.

In the seventh inning, Luis Robert Jr. and Eloy Jiménez added to Chicago’s lead, each driving in a run with well-placed singles.

For Tim Anderson, the night was particularly special as he hadn’t hit a home run since July 15, 2022, facing the Minnesota Twins. Injuries had plagued the talented shortstop over the past couple of seasons, but his triumphant return to the long ball provided a morale boost for the team.

On the other side, Cleveland’s Logan Allen (4-4) endured a tough outing, giving up five runs on eight hits and three walks. His struggles allowed Chicago to push ahead, and the Guardians slipped back below .500 in the AL playoff race, sitting at 52-53.

Additionally, there was some early drama in the game when Cleveland manager Terry Francona was ejected in the first inning after a heated argument with first base umpire Todd Tichenor. Despite the ejection, Francona remains tied with Hall of Famer Casey Stengel for 13th place on the career wins list, boasting an impressive record of 1,926 victories.

The game was a testament to the White Sox’s dominance, and with players like Tim Anderson and Mike Clevinger back in top form, the team looks poised to make a strong playoff push.

Trainers Room

Cal Quantrill (shoulder inflammation) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Sunday

Up Next

Sunday 7/30 2:10 PM EST – Series Finale at Chicago White Sox

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