yankees vs. Guardians: TV Channel, Time, Pitchers, Prediction, ALDS Game 5 Live Stream, Odds After Rain

The LDS round of the 2022 MLB postseason has blessed us with a winner-takes-all Game 5. The Yankees and Guardians were originally scheduled to meet for Game 5 on Monday night, but rain delayed the deciding contest until Tuesday afternoon: the same day the NLCS begins, and the day before one of these two teams faces the Astros in the ALCS.

You can see the full postseason schedule by clicking here, and here is the 2022 playoff bracket. Now, let’s get to the important stuff for Game 5.

how to look

Date: Tuesday, October 18 | Weather: 4:07 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Yankee Stadium (The Bronx, New York)
television channel: TBS, MLB Network (broadcast in Spanish) | live broadcast: TBS app, fuboTV (try for free)
Odds: LC+143; NYY-170; O/U: 7 (via Caesars Sportsbook)
Starting pitchers: NYY: Nestor Cortes (12-4, 2.44 ERA), CLE: Aaron Civale (5-6, 4.92 ERA)

Advance

First, let’s point out how well played and competitive these games have been. The Yankees have scored 15 runs to the Guardians’ 13. One game went to extra innings. There hasn’t been a blowout, as the biggest margin was the Yankees’ victory in Game 1 by three runs. Expect more drama here, probably in later innings and maybe even extras.

The Yankees would have started Jameson Taillon in Game 5 if it had happened as scheduled on Monday night. Now that it has been delayed a day, they will turn to Néstor Cortés instead. Cortes started Game 2 of this series and allowed two runs in five innings of work with three strikeouts and three walks. During the regular season, the All-Star southpaw faced the Guardians twice and thrived with a 2.19 ERA and a .393 OPS against.

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Clay Holmes pitched Game 4, and Monday night’s rain suspension means he’ll get a day off. Additionally, Wandy Peralta has pitched in all four games in this series. Jonathan Loaisiga and Lucas Luetge could be factors.

The Guardians originally planned to strike back with Aaron Civale, and it sounds like Terry Francona might go through with that plan even in light of the postponement. That said, it’s possible he could switch tactics and give ace Shane Bieber (who started Game 2 on Friday against Cortes) the go-ahead. Civale had lineups opposite a .200/.244/.394 line for the first time in the order this year. And then the Guardians are loaded with the top three setup men: Trevor Stephan, Sam Hentges and James Karinchak, all well-rested. None of them pitched in Game 4 and only Hentges did in Game 3. All-around closer Emmanuel Clase pitched 2 1/3 innings in Game 2 and hasn’t pitched since. It’s entirely possible that these four pitchers could finish the game if a starter just went three innings.

Prediction

The Guardians are much better prepared to pitch and I don’t trust the Yankee pitchers. Another heartbreaking loss for the Yankees in the late innings.

To choose: Guardians 5, Yankees 4

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