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Mercado, Miller, Ramírez power Guardians past Blue Jays 4-3

Nothing like a late-inning rally to win the series.

Toronto Blue Jays v Cleveland Guardians Photo by Ron Schwane/Getty Images

Play of the Game

fans celebrate around child who made great catch on Owen Miller home run Bally Sports Great Lakes Broadcast

THE CROWD ACTUALLY GOES WILD WHAT A CATCH KID

Some of you may feel that Oscar Mercado made a more impactful play today.

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Others might point to Konnor Pilkington’s grit when discussing this game, as he managed a difficult first inning and swept away loaded bases. Determination. Tenacity. Go ahead. POINT.

He allowed two before nimbly escaping to finish up three and two-thirds innings. But what of Eli Morgan? He threw three and one-third of a inning and allowed the third and final Blue Jays run. And the bullpen? Bryan Shaw and Emmanuel Clase each pitched a scoreless inning.

But wait, didn’t somebody hit the ball that the kid up there caught?

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Look,

the team is exciting. Not only did they win this series against the Blue Jays, but they lost a game in the process. I am certain that this means nothing but the weird strange magic of consecutive sweeps is broken. So we’ve got our bases covered, you know? Nobody will need to stab a chicken this season. You can get stabby if you’d like, but for now Jobu seems pleased.

Batting average is no longer considered to be the most important offensive statistic, and as a result people often miss some obvious conclusions. Example: five guys in today’s lineup are batting .300 or better. They are all infielders except for Steven Kwan. Franmil Reyes, the DH, is enjoying a bounce back to his actual talent level. He went 3-4 today with a double, and singles tend to come back before dingers. And while it is only May, it is also already May.

I think this is a really good offense, you guys.

One other note: I am a little bit surprised to see Cleveland using a piggybacking strategy at the major league level. Pitching roles are fake but this is bold stuff. They’ve used this strategy in the minors for various reasons. It would be wild if it is also true that this is just a more effective way to use starters in the modern game. So far, it seems neat.

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