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Bryan Shaw says this stretch run differs in type solely: Guardians takeaways – cleveland.com


ARLINGTON, Texas — Stretch runs are nothing new for Bryan Shaw. Even ones that come out of nowhere.

This 12 months that makes him the exception moderately than the rule on a Guardians staff the place a lot of the gamers are going by means of it for the primary time.

Shaw joined Cleveland in a three-team commerce with Arizona and Cincinnati in December 2012. He helped Cleveland go from 94 losses in 2012 to 92 wins and a wild-card berth in 2013 in supervisor Terry Francona’s first 12 months on the job,.

That covers the surprising stretch run.

The stretch runs of 2016 and 2017 featured a number of the finest Cleveland groups in current reminiscence and Shaw was doing the heavy lifting within the bullpen. The 2016 staff received the AL pennant earlier than shedding in seven video games to the Cubs within the World Sequence. The 2017 staff received 102 video games, however was eradicated within the first spherical of the playoffs.

Shaw mentioned there’s not that a lot distinction in what the Guardians are doing this 12 months in comparison with what he’s skilled prior to now.

“Probably not,” mentioned Shaw, who at 33 is the oldest participant on the roster. “This staff is actually good. We’ve been doing all of it 12 months. I’ve been a part of a few groups which have clinched early and clinched late. I feel it’s much like all these.”

In outcomes that’s true. The Guardians entered Friday’s sport towards Texas with a seven-game lead within the AL Central and a magic variety of 5 to clinch over the second-place White Sox. However in type, the 2022 Guardians break from the mould.

“Clearly this staff goes about it a unique method,” mentioned Shaw. “The way in which we play, the way in which we do issues, but it surely appears much like these groups prior to now which is all the time particular.”

From the skin trying in, this Cleveland domination within the Central has been a shock. However contained in the locker room that has not been the case.

“You learn every little thing within the media that claims the White Sox are imagined to win,” mentioned Shaw. “We all know the expertise degree we now have. We all know the gamers we now have. We all know who we’re as a corporation, who we’re as a gaggle, as a staff.

“We all know our strengths and weaknesses. We all know we’re not going to go on the market and hit 4 or 5 dwelling runs a sport and win the ballgame that method. We all know we’re going to must go on the market and battle and do all of the issues proper. We’ve accepted that and that’s what we’re going to do.”

New dwelling

Utility man Ernie Clement, designated for project Wednesday, was claimed on waivers by Oakland on Friday.

“I’m glad for Ernie,” mentioned supervisor Terry Francona. “He was so skilled (once we talked to him). So I’m very glad for him.”

The brand new Ernie

Gabriel Arias, who was promoted when Clement was DFA’d, will fill his function as a utility man. He’s a center infielder by commerce, however began enjoying some first base at Class AAA Columbus.

“Andy Tracy (Columbus supervisor) instructed us he picked up first base actually shortly,” infield coach Mike Sarbaugh. “He’s bought actually good actions, however generally the footwork is difficult to choose up. However he’s adjusting to it shortly.”

Arias is predicted to see most of his time at first in late-inning conditions.

Make it a triple

Steven Kwan and Amed Rosario are tied for the MLB lead in triples with seven every. It’s the primary time Cleveland has had two gamers with no less than seven triples since 2001 when Roberto Alomar had 12 and Omar Vizquel had eight.

Kwan’s seven triples are probably the most by a Cleveland rookie since Kenny Lofton had eight in 1992. Lofton was the final Cleveland participant to guide the massive leagues in triples since he had 13 in 1995.

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