Technically it’s still early in the season, but we’re reaching “historically bad start to the season” territory with this offense.
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We can say it now: Eduardo Rodriguez owns the Cleveland Guardians. He’s been a great pitcher this season, overall, but turns into an ace when facing Cleveland. He shut them down again yesterday as Peyton Battenfield looked like a fifth starter, for better and worse.
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The Guardians have scored 19 runs in their last 10 games.— Zack Meisel (@ZackMeisel) May 10, 2023
They have scored three runs or fewer in 65% of their games this season. For reference, they scored three runs or fewer in 44% of their games last season, when they were a middle-of-the-pack offense.
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This deep dive into the Guardians’ offensive struggles is from a couple of days ago, and somehow things have gotten worse since.