Indians starter Trevor Bauer gave up just two hits, three walks and one run over seven innings against the Twins on Thursday. He struck out three and didn't receive a decision. Unfortunately, Bauer was denied a win in his final start of the year despite the solid line. He finishes the season with a 4.55 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 170:79 K:BB in 176 innings. That has to be considered a set of disappointing results for Bauer, who saw his walk rate rise and his home-run rate spike this year. He'll need to work during the offseason on locating his fastball better, as that tends to be the pitch that gets hit out of the park.
Struggling Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer has been moved to the bullpen, Zack Meisel of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Bauer has been shelled in two of his last three outings, most recently allowing six earned runs on seven hits in a critical oss to Detroit on Sunday. The Indians will move to a five-man rotation for the time being as they continue to remain in the periphery of the playoff chase. The return of Corey Kluber from an injury on Thursday would have given the Indians six starters. Bauer was easily performing worse than any of the others. He failed to pitch more than three innings in three of his last four starts as his ERA soared to 4.71.
The Indians must wait another day to make an attempt to reach .500 for the first time since they were 2-2. Their game against visiting Detroit was rained out Saturday for the second straight night. A makeup date has yet to be determined. The teams will play a doubleheader Sunday with Indians right-hander Cody Anderson facing hot Tigers starter Justin Verlander in Game 1 and Cleveland starting Trevor Bauer against veteran Randy Wolf in the nightcap.
The game between the Tigers and Indians was postponed on Friday due to rain. The game will be made up as a doubleheader on Sunday. Both teams have set their rotations for the rest of the weekend. Justin Verlander, who was originally scheduled to pitch Friday, will pitch for the Tigers on Saturday. Matt Boyd and Randy Wolf will start the two games of the twinbill on Sunday. The Indians will have Cody Anderson on Saturday, with Trevor Bauer and Carlos Carrasco following suit on Sunday.
Indians enigmatic starter Trevor Bauer is either really good or really bad. He was really bad in Toronto on Wednesday night. The result was predictable. Bauer surrendered five runs on six hits in just 1 1/3 innings. He walked one and whiffed two. He was greeted by RBI singles from Josh Donaldson and Troy Tulowitzki before escaping further trouble in the first. Two singles and a two-run double by Donaldson in the second knocked him out of the game. Bauer was coming off successive performances in which he allowed just two runs in 14 1/3 innings.