Guardians, Mets close out series with split twin bill
A rainy Saturday meant Cleveland Guardians he had to wait almost 24 hours to try to bounce back from one of his most frustrating defeats. He also put a temporary break in the greatest momentum New York Mets experienced in weeks
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THE Guardians and Mets are scheduled to wrap up their three-game interleague streak on Sunday when Cleveland visits New York for a day-night doubleheader.
With rain expected to continue in New York until Saturday night, the middle game of the three-game set was postponed until about five hours before the 4:10 p.m. first pitch.
Saturday’s starters… Guardians rookie Tanner Bibee (1-1, 3.22 ERA) or Mets Veteran Max Scherzer (3-2, 4.88 ERA) – pushed back for Sunday afternoon opener
A pair of former Cy Young Award winners — a GuardiansShane Bieber (3-2, 3.20 ERA) and the MetsJustin Verlander (1-2, 4.76 ERA) – still scheduled to start Sunday night
Former Cleveland shortstop Francisco Lindor achieved a dramatic result Mets comeback Friday night when he hit an RBI single in the 10th inning to lead New York to a 10-9 victory
THE Guardians, who entered Saturday with the third fewest runs in baseball, squandered leads of 5-0, 7-3 and 9-7 on Friday night. Pete Alonso hit a game-tying grand slam in the seventh inning Metswho had four singles in the 10th inning against Cleveland’s Emmanuel Clase.
Josh Naylor had five RBIs with a three-run homer in the first and a two-run single in the seventh. Guardians, who scored nine or more runs for just the third time this season. Cleveland fell for the first time it scored at least nine runs since an 11-10 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on June 18, 2021.
“We haven’t played that much yet” Guardians manager Terry Francona said. “It wasn’t enough tonight, but it’s still a better way to play.
THE Mets They opened May by losing 11 of their first 16 games, but entered Wednesday night with three straight wins. Alonso’s three-run homer in the 10th inning capped a string of late-inning comebacks to give New York a 9-8 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Alonso has scored in each of the last four games, in this period the Mets they went deep nine times. New York scored just nine home runs in the 11 games that ended Monday
“For us, I think it’s not just a moment,” Alonso said. “I feel like it’s an accumulation of a lot of different things. It’s like dominoes — one thing has to fall into place, and then once one falls, they all fall.”
Bibee was not involved in the decision in his last start last Sunday, when he went a career-high 7 2/3 innings. Guardians beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-3. Bieber took the loss on Tuesday after giving up six runs (five earned) in 4 2/3 innings as Cleveland fell to the Chicago White Sox 8-3.
Scherzer earned the win after giving up one run over five innings Mets defeated the Washington Nationals 8-2 last Sunday. Verlander took the loss on Tuesday, giving up six runs in five innings as New York lost to the Rays 8-5.
Bibee never opposed the Mets. Bieber took the loss in his start against New York on August 20, 2019, allowing four runs (two earned) over six innings in a 9-2 loss.
Scherzer is 9-5 with a 4.25 ERA in 20 starts against Cleveland. Verlander is 22-24 with a 4.53 ERA in 54 starts Guardians
— Field Level Media