The Guardians and White Sox Postponed by Strange Snow–Try Again Tonight

We were supposed to have the first battle between the Cleveland Guardians (4-5), and the Chicago White Sox (6-3) at Progressive Field. However, mother nature had other plans and decided that April 18th, 2022 was going to be a snowy night and 30-plus degree temperatures. I thought we were going to have spring this year, not having frigid droppings and high winds.

I’m not a meteorologist just a sports writer, but the weather makes me scratch my head too much. The split doubleheader is scheduled to be taken place on Tuesday, July 12th, so we shouldn’t get snow on that day. Unless we do as the strange climate continues. Deja-vu indeed!

Now, here we go all over again! Dallas Kuechel will be on the hill. Chicago came off a 4-2 record at home and lost to the Tampa Bay Rays (5-6), 9-3. The White Sox tallied a total of 47 runs. On the other hand, Chicago was 3/17 with runners in scoring position and took two out of three from Tampa.

The Guardians will try and try again as Shane Bieber hopefully this time can take the hill. Bieber is 41-18 in his career, with a 3.82 ERA, 82 games started, 513 innings pitched, 612 strikeouts and a whip of 1.111.

The key to this game is Cleveland needs to be patient and work out tons of walks if able to set up the middle of their order.

For Bieber, he likes to get ahead with the cut fastball, the slider, the changeup and dropping the curve. Furthermore, Shane has to make sure to not fall in love with the slider all game long because of the traction that the pitch can be elevated.

The combination of Jose Ramirez, Owen Miller, Steve Kwan and Myles Straw have to deliver for this club. Getting your first win in your own ballpark is going to be tons of pressure. As the Guardians can have a night of rest, may just be what they need for another 6:10 pm start. I expect the energy, effort and enthusiasm to be much better.

Also, watch out for the presence of Tim Anderson, and Jose Abreu. The White Sox have been bitten by the injury bug.

Cleveland’s next off day to note will not occur until Monday, May 2nd after the three-game set with the Oakland Athletics at Right Central Coliseum has concluded. Talk about baseball as not only a grind but a marathon by racing to the finish.

Will the Guardians bounce back and seize the W? Or, are the Chicago White Sox going to win their third game on the road?

We shall all find out tonight!


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