Will Yankees cradle Cleveland in this series? – Series Preview – Yankees vs. Guardians

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John Allen
Monday April 10, 2023

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New York Yankees @ Cleveland Guardians: Domingo German vs. Shane Bieber

The first of three games between these two teams will take place in Cleveland on Monday, with the Guardians playing host to the Yankees. The last time both teams met, the Yankees vs. Guardians rivalry took a nasty turn with the infamous “Rock the Baby” episode. It began in the American Division League Series Game 4.

In the fourth inning, Josh Naylor, the Guardians’ designated hitter, drove a pitch from Gerrit Cole deep into right-center field for a solo home run, trimming the Yankees’ advantage to 3-2. Naylor appeared to be rocking a baby as he made his way around the bases in Progressive Field. It was meant for Cole, who is expecting his second child any day now. Naylor referred to pitcher Cole as his “son.” Two days later, the roles had reversed.

The Guardians’ DH Naylor bit off more than he could chew when he insulted Gerrit Cole. In response to the chants of “Who’s Your Daddy?” from the crowd at Yankee Stadium, Gleyber Torres delivered an epic rebuke of his outrageous celebration in Game 5.

Gleyber Torres completed the taunt as the second baseman caught the final out of the game, mimicking Naylor’s gesture from Game 4.

Will that kind of celebration be there in this series?

When: Monday, Apr. 10, 2023.

Time: 6:10 p.m. EDT.

Where: Progressive Field, Cleveland.

TV: NBC Sports Bay Area, YES Network.

Stream: MLB.tv, DirecTv

Moneyline: Guardians -147, Yankees +126; over/under is 7 1/2 runs.

Pitching matchup: Domingo German will start for the Yankees while the Guardians are to start with Shane Bieber.

Last season, New York’s overall record was 99-63, and their road record was 42-39. Last season, the Yankees averaged 8.1 hits per game and hit 254 home runs.

Last season, Cleveland had a record of 92-70, and they were 46-35 at home. During the 2022 season, the Guardians scored 4.3 runs per game and gave up 3.9.

Yankees to start with Domingo German

  • This will be his second start of the season for German.
  • His last game was against the Philadelphia Phillies. The right-hander pitched 4 2/3 innings and gave up four hits and two earned runs. The team lost the game 4-1.
  • This season, whenever German starts, the Yankees have always been the underdog in terms of money.

Yankees Injured List: Jonathan Loaisiga, Tommy Kahnle, Josh Donaldson, Frankie Montas, Lou Trivino, Harrison Bader, Carlos Rodon, Luis Severino, Luis Gil, Scott Effross, Ben Rortvedt.

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