Immediate reactions to the Cleveland Guardians dropping ALDS Game 1

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 11: Steven Kwan #38 of the Cleveland Guardians hits a single against the New York Yankees during the seventh inning in game one of the American League Division Series at Yankee Stadium on October 11, 2022 in New York, New York. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 11: Steven Kwan #38 of the Cleveland Guardians hits a single against the New York Yankees during the seventh inning in game one of the American League Division Series at Yankee Stadium on October 11, 2022 in New York, New York. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) /
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The Cleveland Guardians dropped Game 1 of the ALDS to the Yankees 4-1 on Tuesday night. Gerrit Cole earned the win, allowing just one run on four hits in 6 1/3 innings, racking up eight strikeouts before turning the ball over to the Yankees bullpen, which closed the game out, allowing just two more hits.

Cleveland starter Cal Quantrill took the loss, giving up three earned runs on just four hits, but allowing three walks and two home runs in five innings. The Guardians bullpen continued its dominant stretch with three scoreless innings after Quantrill left the game.

While there are reasons for concern (such as the four runs Cleveland has scored in 33 postseason innings thus far), there were also some encouraging signs that point to this becoming an exciting series.

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