The Cleveland Guardians are not having the start to the season that many of their fans hoped for.
After shocking the league last year by winning the AL Central, the Guardians are struggling to score runs this season.
Through 23 games the Guardians are 11-12 and have scored 90 runs on the year.
Those 90 runs rank them 25th in the MLB.
ESPN Cleveland analyst Tony Rizzo sounded off about his team’s lack of scoring.
“Do you know how hard it is to watch a team that can’t score a run in baseball?” – @TheRealTRizzo thinks the Guardians front office needs to make some moves.
— ESPN Cleveland (@ESPNCleveland) April 25, 2023
Even with the Guardians’ struggles to score, they still are second in the AL Central.
They only trail the Minnesota Twins by two games.
Many of the Guardians hitters are struggling to hit for any power to start the season.
Perennial MVP candidate Jose Ramirez has only three home runs through his first 90 at-bats.
Also, newly acquired slugger Josh Bell only has two home runs in 82 at-bats.
You would think as the weather starts to warm up that the Guardians will have more success driving the ball.
Whatever the issues may be, the Guardians have to figure it out.
They still have good pitching, and giving their starters some run support would be ideal.
Luckily we are still in the first month of the season, and plenty of baseball still needs to be played.
There is no reason for Guardians fans to panic yet.
But, if things do not improve over the next month, Cleveland might have to make a move for a big bat.
There are too many good hitters on this Guardians team to be struggling as much as they are.
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