Three observations from Guardians series loss to Detroit

Cleveland Guardians v Detroit Tigers Game One
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2. James Karinchak was serving up batting practice

Tigers hitters were more than ready for the offerings of James Karinchak as Detroit rocked him in both of his appearances. First it was Karinchak giving up a walk-off home run to Riley Greene to end the first game of Tusday's doubleheader. The very next day it was the light-hitting Zach McKinstry who took Karinchak deep for only his 13th career long ball.

The start of 2023 has been very up and down for Karinchak. There are times when it looks like nobody is going to touch one of his pitches again. And then there others where he is giving up a lot of hard hit balls with some turning into home runs. Cleveland needs Karinchak to find some consistency and perform at the level that he has shown to be capable of in the past.