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Guardians Sweep the Mets

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Cleveland, OH -In a series that included a reunion with a onetime franchise corner-piece, the Guardians did NOT disappoint. This game would mean more than just that. On January 7th, 2021, They Cleveland Indians agreed to a deal with the New York Mets that would send SS Amed Rosario, SS Andres Gimenez, SP Josh Wolf, and OF Isaiah Greene to Cleveland while SS Francisco Lindor and SP Carlos Carrasco were sent to the big apple. Lindor signed a 10 year, 341 million dollar deal with the Mets shortly after arriving to New York. Lindor has not returned to Cleveland since the trade in 21’ and he was welcomed with a sweep.

Game 1: Guardians win 3-1

In game 1, The Guardians got the scoring started early as David Fry knocked in Jose Ramirez and Josh Naylor on a 2-run RBI double in the bottom of the first. The Guardians rolled out starting pitcher Ben Lively, who has been their best starter in 2024, boasting a 2.84 ERA over 38.0 innings pitched. Lively finished the game with 6 hits, 1 ER, in 5.2 innings, that earned run came from the Mets outfielder Thomas Nido who would tattoo a solo shot in the bottom of the third. Mets starter Trevor Megill pitched well for the Mets, only giving up 2 runs on 4 hits in 5.2 innings pitched. The Guardians put the Mets in a tough spot after a Kyle Manzardo RBI double in the bottom of the 8th to make it a 3-1 game. Emmanuel Clase shut the door on any ounce of hope the Mets had in the bottom of the 9th with his 14th save of the season.

Game 2: Guardians win 7-6

The Guardians stayed hot at the plate once again scoring 3 runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning from 3 RBI doubles from Brayan Rocchio, Tyler Freeman, and Jose Ramirez. Xzavion Curry would be elevated to the Guardians roster for this game after SP Carlos Carrasco was placed on the 15-day IL. Curry went 4.1 innings and only gave up 2 ER on Tuesday in his first start with Cleveland since April 15th. The Mets would strike back, scoring 2 in the top of the 5th from a Mark Vientos homerun and a Francisco Lindor RBI single. Jose Ramirez would add 2 more RBIs to his statline after hitting his 12th HR of the season to make it 5-2 in the bottom of the 5th. The scoring would not stop there. 6 runs were scored in the final 4 innings of play, coming from a 2-run Jeff McNeil HR, a 2-run David Fry HR, and a 2-run Starling Marte HR. Guardians lead 7-6 going into the 9th and Clase did the rest notching his 15th save of the season.

Game 3: Guardians win 6-3

The Guardians got off to a rough start after SP Triston McKenzie allowed 3 ER off of 3 solo shots through the first 4 innings. While it seemed like one of those days, Guardians SS Andres Gimenez hit a 3-run blast to tie it in the 6th at 3. Jonathan Rodriguez collected his first career hit on a go-ahead RBI single to score David Fry in the bottom of the 7th. The bats would stay hot in the 8th after adding on 2 more thanks to a Jose Ramirez RBI double and a Kyle Manzardo RBI Double to make it 6-3. Cade Smith would end the series by striking out 2 and eventually earning his first career save.



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