Here’s to more good than bad this week!
Guardians 7, Blue Jays 2
Baseball is fun right now! Shane Bieber was good again, allowing just two runs over seven innings against a dangerous lineup in a dangerous park. The offense, led by Amed Rosario (who else?!?), chased Toronto’s ace Kevin Gausman early. Fun!
With the win, Cleveland improved to 61-53 on the year and holds a 2.5 game lead in the AL Central.
Guardians feel need for speed; leave Toronto in the dust | cleveland.com
Stolen bases. Beating out infield hits. Staying out of double plays. Good stuff.
—Bieber’s velo . . . a great sign!
Hedges just said it in the @DreKnott interview, and here’s the Statcast data to prove it, Bieber’s FB velo was up to 93 and 94 and up 2.1mph over his season average! That’s really good news #Guardians fans. pic.twitter.com/WXUqpfsQ6j— Davey Berris (@DaveyBerris) August 14, 2022
Guardians to promote Xzavion Curry on Monday to make MLB debut | CBI
From Todd Paquette:
Curry started his 2022 season back at Double-A Akron appearing in 13 games before being promoted to Triple-A Columbus. At Akron he posted a 3.65 over 69.0 innings. He struck out 80 batters while only walking 19 for the RubberDucks.
He struggled at Triple-A Columbus over his first few starts but has been lights out of late. Over his last two starts Curry has not allowed a run over 13.0 innings allowing just five hits while striking out 10.
Curry utilizes a four-pitch repertoire in which he relies heavily on a fastball that sits 90-94 and tops out 96 mph. Curry’s second best pitch is a slider that is above average but he needs to be more consistent with it. He throws a changeup and curveball that grade out around average offerings.
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