2. Guardians may have something in Peyton Battenfield
While Peyton Battenfield was unable to go deep into the game, the 4.2 innings the Guardians got out of him were quite impressive. Battenfield was able to throw 45 of his 66 pitches for strikes, allowing just one run on four hits with three strikeouts.
One of the more impressive aspects of Battenfield's MLB debut? Registering his first career strikeout against 2022 MVP and home run champ Aaron Judge.
Battenfield did appear a bit more hittable as he finished going through the order for a second time and that is something to monitor moving forward. With that being said, Cleveland really could not have asked for more from Battenfield when they are down two starting pitchers at the moment.