Bauer allowed seven earned runs on five hits and four walks while striking out three across five innings Thursday against the Orioles. He did not factor into the decision. Bauer was burned by the long ball as he allowed a two-run shot to Rio Ruiz in the second inning followed by a three-run homer to Trey Mancini in the third frame. However, he hardly settled back in before walking two of the first three batters he faced in the fifth inning before Stevie Wilkerson drove both of them home with a double. While Bauer has been excellent for the majority of his starts, he has now allowed 14 earned runs across his last 17 innings pitched, raising his ERA to 3.76. He'll look to get back on track in his next start, currently scheduled for Tuesday at home versus Oakland.
Bauer struck out 10 and held the Athletics to two runs (none earned) over seven innings in a no-decision Saturday. He allowed just two hits and three walks as the Indians eventually lost 3-2. Bauer gave up unearned runs in the first inning on a Matt Chapman single and in the fifth on a Nick Hundley triple combined with a Jake Bauers throwing error. The 28-year-old has compiled a 3.02 ERA and 1.11 WHIP along with a 72:27 K:BB and his next scheduled start is Thursday at home versus the Orioles.
Bauer (4-2) took the loss against the White Sox on Monday, giving up eight runs (seven earned) on 10 hits over five innings, striking out seven and walking one as the Indians lost 9-1. The right-hander was off to a good start to the season, but he sees his ERA bumped from 2.45 to 3.42 through 52.2 innings as the White Sox trounced him for seven earned runs before he exited after throwing 88 pitches. His 1.16 WHIP and 62:24 K:BB remain excellent, so this was likely just an aberration for Bauer. He'll look to get on track in a road matchup against the Athletics on Saturday.
Bauer will start Monday against the White Sox instead of starting Sunday versus the Mariners, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports. Bauer will end up receiving an extra day of rest as the Indians shuffle their rotation in the wake of Corey Kluber landing on the injured list with a fractured forearm. Bauer will look for a rebound performance after allowing four runs to the Marlins on Tuesday, though he still struck out 10 and earned the win.
Bauer (4-1) allowed four earned runs on four hits and four walks while striking out 10 across seven innings to earn the win Tuesday against the Marlins. The Marlins got to Bauer early by scoring three runs in the first two innings. However, he bounced back, allowing only one hit across his last five innings of work. Though the four earned runs eliminated the possibility of a quality start, Bauer limited baserunners and backed his 10 strikeouts with 18 swinging strikes and 22 called strikes. He remains one of the most trustworthy pitchers and now has a 2.45 ERA and 1.05 WHIP to go along with 55 strikeouts across 47.2 frames.