Guardians swept by Yankees

The trials and tribulations of a young baseball team were on full display as the Cleveland Guardians leave The Bronx without a win. It was the sputtering New York Yankees who managed to find their form and hand Cleveland three consecutive losses.

Cleveland was outscored 19-7 in the series, with Saturday’s loss being the first time the Guardians have come up short when scoring four or more runs. Unfortunately that game is completely overshadowed by the shenanigans of a certain section of Yankees fans. This group decided to berate Steven Kwan after crashing into the wall before throwing trash and other assorted items at Guardians players following their walk-off win. Even in victory a fanbase that most describe as insufferable sink to new lows.

The 10-2 loss in the series finale Sunday came hardly as a surprise. Considering the events that transpired the day before and a pitcher in Gerrit Cole who was due, this was a loss that seemed inevitable. The only reason the Guardians scored Sunday was thanks to a lackluster inning from Yankees pitcher Ron Marinaccio. Both of Cleveland’s runs came off the reliever as did two of their six hits.

This series serves as another learning experience for the young Guardians as they were swept by an opponent for the second consecutive weekend. Just a couple weeks into the season and this team has experienced the highest highs and lowest lows. This appears to be a pretty good forecaster of how the rest of the season will play out for a team expected to be middle of the pack in a transition year. Now, onto Los Angeles.

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