Yankees vs Guardians Preview: @LockStockDaDon

April 11, 2023

In a recap of the ALDS, the Yankees are in Cleveland for 3 against the Guardians. The Guardians will be throwing Beiber in game one, Gattis in game 2, and due to Vicale’s injury not yet known for game 3. The Yankees counter with German in game 1, Cole in Game 2, and Schmidt in game 3. Should be a fun interesting series. Star Jose Ramirez leads his team against baseballs BEST PLAYER in Aaron Judge. Stay alert for HR’s, Strike outs, and all of baseball’s odities. 

The Guardians are facing a tough challenge from the slugging Yankees, led by Aaron Judge, who recently broke his five-game streak without a homerun with a two-homer game against the Orioles. However, the Guardians can field their best lineup against the Yankees as there won’t be any left-handed starters to face. Game-time temperatures could also work in their favor, allowing Amed Rosario to get his first streak of 2023 going.

Shane Bieber will face Domingo Germán in Game 1, while Gerrit Cole will take on Hunter Gaddis in Game 2. The Guardians will be looking to light him up, as the Phillies did in his debut last week. Cole, on the other hand, has already racked up 19 strikeouts in two starts this year, making him a tough challenge for Cleveland batters.

Stolen bases are likely to play a big role in this series, as both teams are ranked among the top three in the league. The Yankees have some true stolen base threats in Gleybar Torres and rookie Anthony Volpe, while even Judge is a threat with 16 stolen bases last year. Volpe, ranked as the Yanks’ No. 1 prospect, is a new problem for the Guardians to deal with.