"Obviously, this was a last-minute thing," House said to MLB.com. "Today, I came in and didn't think I was going to be out there at all."
House gave up four hits and four walks, allowing three runs over three innings, falling to 0-3, 12.60 for the year. House threw 37 strikes in 69 pitches.
"I still think he's trying to find his rhythm," Indians manager Terry Francona said. "When he's going good, he works ahead, he stays down and as he gets into the flow of the game, you start to see him get under some bats. He's working from behind and he's having a tough time climbing back into counts, because he's just not quite throwing it where he wants to yet."
Cleveland isn't sure how Bauer's scratch will impact the rotation. Assuming House goes back to his old spot, his next scheduled start would be Sunday, May 3.
Bauer is battling an illness and, after doing pre-game long toss, informed the staff that he wouldn't be able to start.
Bauer scattered four hits and struck out seven and missed out on being 3-0. He has allowed just two runs in 19 innings this season and lowered his ERA to 0.95.
"They've been so different,'' Bauer said of one start against the Astros and back-to-back ones against the White Sox, per MLB.com. "The first one, I felt like I had really good stuff, and I walked a lot of guys. The next one, I didn't feel like I had very good stuff and managed my way through it. I felt decent today. I can be a lot better than I have been. I need to get ahead more. My first-pitch strike percentage is really low.''
Bauer's next start is scheduled for Saturday in Detroit.
Bauer is now going to start on Monday and Carrasco will get the ball for Tuesday's game.
The 24-year-old right-hander started the year with nine no-hit innings before allowing a single to Jose Abreu of the White Sox to start the fourth on Wednesday. He is 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA, a 1.08 WHIP and 19:9 K:BB ratio over 12 innings.
"I'm trying to send the appropriate message with my body language," Bauer said, per MLB.com. "Not only to my teammates and to the opposing team, but also for me. I'm trying to stay locked into that approach mentally that whatever has happened is out of my control. Whatever is going to happen is out of my control. I can just make this next pitch and try to focus in on that. And I think I've done a decent job of it."
Bauer also said that he's hopeful that his new approach will keep him away from any trouble with umpires.
"It's very rare that I'm upset with an umpire," Bauer said. "It might appear that I am sometimes -- because I'm upset with myself -- in how I snap at a ball, or I'll kind of shake my head or whatever. That's more internal frustration with the fact that I didn't execute that pitch. But I'm aware that that can be construed differently by the umpires, so that's another positive to sending a correct message with my body language."
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