The Detroit Tigers and Spencer Torkelson faced off against Steven Kwan and the Cleveland Guardians on Saturday. The game took place at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio at 7:10 PM ET.
The Guardians have had a challenging season at the plate, hitting the lowest number of home runs in MLB play with a total of 88. Their slugging percentage of .377 is also one of the lowest in the league. Their batting average ranks 17th in the majors at .249, while their offense ranks 28th, scoring an average of four runs per game.
Cleveland’s pitching staff hasn’t fared much better, with a collective 8.1 K/9 ratio, which is the fifth-worst in the league. However, they do have a solid team ERA of 3.78, which is the fourth-best among all MLB pitching staffs. Their pitchers have combined for the 15th-ranked WHIP in baseball at 1.278.
In this game, the Guardians started Tanner Bibee, who has had an impressive season with a record of 9-2, an ERA of 2.90, and 106 strikeouts in 108 2/3 innings pitched. Bibee is looking to secure his 10th victory of the season in this start.
Overall, the Guardians have had a mixed performance recently, with wins against the Rays and Reds, as well as losses to the Reds and Tigers. They will look to bounce back and secure a win against the Tigers in this game.
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