Here’s to a great week!
Guardians 7, Marlins 4
Logan Allen was fantastic and the offense kept slugging . . . all is good again! With the win, Cleveland improves to 11-11 on the season.
From Joe Noga:
By the second inning of Logan Allen’s major league debut, Miami Marlins manager Skip Schumaker had his hitters trying everything to break the rookie’s rhythm on the mound. But nothing seemed to work against Allen’s relentless pace as Cleveland’s No. 6 rated prospect fanned eight fish on the way to his first big league win.
“He worked quick,” Schumaker said after the Guards avoided a sweep by Miami with a 7-4 win Sunday at Progressive Field.
“The second, third and fourth innings we wanted to disrupt him a little bit. It didn’t work. Credit to him with his composure out there. It didn’t matter what we did.”
Schumaker said Allen’s command and the quality of his off-speed pitches gave Miami hitters trouble.
“His split was really good, fastball top of the zone,” Schumaker said. “He threw strikes.”
Around the League
- Yoshida’s 2 HRs in 8th, including a Grand Slam, fuel Boston to comeback win
- Blue Jays win again in NY, hand first series loss of year to Yankees
- Angels power-hitting catcher Logan O’ Hoppe to miss 4-6 months with torn labrum
- Drew Maggi, 33, gets MLB opportunity with Pirates after 13 minor-league seasons