The Cleveland Baseball Club managed to win their final game of the season and their last game before changing their name for next season.
Even though the Cleveland Baseball Club finished the season with a below .500 record (80-82), they at least managed to end the season on a good note with a 6-0 win over the Texas Rangers. This was the final game for Cleveland before they change their name to the Guardians next season.
Aaron Civale was impressive as he got the call in the season finale for Cleveland. Civale allowed just three hits and one walk while striking out four in 6 innings. It was the 12th win of the season for Civale and it is performances like this that made him Cleveland’s leader in wins on the season.
Offensively the team managed seven hits in the contest, with only Franmil Reyes, Austin Hedges, and Andres Gimenez failing to record a hit. The highlight was certainly Yu Chang hitting his ninth home run of the season in the 5th inning to extend Cleveland’s lead to six.
Moving forward there will be a lot of decisions made on the roster, but there are some players worth keeping around. How the front office navigates this offseason will interesting to say the last considering they intend to contend and increase payroll. Then again, until they actually do it forgive anyone for being skeptical.