The Cleveland Guardians won the Wild Card series with just one home run, but listeners on SiriusXM couldn’t hear it after the broadcast went silent.
The Cleveland Guardians won the Wild Card series against the Tampa Bay Rays after a long game with no runs for 15 innings. The game ran for about five hours with hardly any action, so it was certainly disappointing for fans tuning in on SiriusXM when the broadcast went silent and they missed the call of Cleveland’s walk-off homer that brought them to victory.
Luckily, Twitter hardly fails to provide what was missing. Timothy Burke provided the radio call by Tom Hamilton in a Tweet over a video of Cleveland celebrating their win.
Hamilton screamed in excitement, “It is gone! Hello New York! Oscar Gonzalez sends the Guardians to the division series!”
The moment was truly beautiful for the patient fans that tuned in for the five-hour game. Now the Guardians will face the New York Yankees for the ALDS.
The Guardians will face the Yankees for the ALDS
The Guardians don’t have the best history with the Yankees this season. They won one regular season game against New York, so they’ll likely struggle to make it through the ALDS.
However, it’s not out of the realm of possibility. The playoffs are a lot of pressure, and sometimes teams will choke under it. Statistically, the Yankees are much more solid and have a higher chance of advancing, but there’s no guarantee.
This is the first time Cleveland has gone to the ALDS since 2018, so they’ve already made it further than they typically do. It’s a feat regardless of how far they advance, and Guardians fans certainly have a lot to be proud of with the postseason advancement.