Guardians set ALDS pitching order

The Cleveland Guardians have set their pitching rotation for the first three games of the ALDS against New York.

After completing their sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays, the Cleveland Guardians have determined their pitching order against the New York Yankees. Cal Quantrill gets Game 1 while Shane Bieber and Triston McKenzie will follow.

Quantrill pitched once against the Yankees, allowing three runs on six hits and three walks while striking out two with one of the hits being a Josh Donaldson solo homer.

Bieber is the only one of the three Guardians pitchers set to pitch who did not face the Yankees this season. The last time Bieber faced New York was in 2021, striking out nine and allowing two runs on four hits and two walks.

McKenzie dominated New York, allowing just one hit and striking out seven Yankee batters across seven innings.

Taking the series against Tampa in just two games is huge for Cleveland. Being able to use Quantrill in Game 1 rather than rushing back Bieber on short rest is ideal for the Guardians. Things would have looked a lot different if Cleveland was not able to come out victorious in that five hour 15 inning marathon on Saturday.

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