On Monday, September 18, 2023, the Cleveland Guardians will face off against the Kansas City Royals. The Guardians will rely on Josh Naylor to continue his offensive production in this game.
The Guardians have struggled with their offense this season, hitting only 115 home runs, which is the lowest in MLB. Their slugging average of .380 is the third-lowest in baseball, and they have the 15th-ranked batting average in the league at .249. Cleveland scores the fourth-fewest runs in baseball, averaging 4.1 per game. However, they have the lowest strikeout average in MLB, with their hitters striking out only seven times per game.
Defensively, the Guardians’ pitching staff ranks sixth in team ERA across all MLB pitching staffs, with a collective 3.92 ERA. Their pitchers also have a combined WHIP of 1.288, which ranks 16th in baseball.
Cal Quantrill will be the probable starting pitcher for the Guardians in this game. He has a 3-6 record with a 5.40 ERA and 48 strikeouts through 85 2/3 innings pitched this season. Quantrill has been performing well in his recent starts, aiming to earn his fourth quality start in a row.
In their previous matchups, the Guardians have had mixed results, but they are coming off a series of wins against the Texas Rangers. They will look to continue their success against the Royals.
This game will be broadcasted on MLB Network and can be streamed on Fubo. Fans can also place bets on this matchup with BetMGM Sportsbook, using the bonus code “GNPLAY” for special offers.
All data and statistics mentioned are based on information from Data Skrive.
– Data Skrive