Bauer could pitch on three days' rest in the final week of the season, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
Bauer is scheduled to pitch Saturday against the White Sox. On ordinary rest, he'd pitch just once the rest of the season on the following Friday (as Thursday is a scheduled off day). In theory, he could pitch on short rest twice in the final week, throwing both Wednesday against the Brewers and Sunday against the Twins. Whether or not that makes sense for the Reds may depend largely on where they sit in the wild card race.
Bauer surrendered one run on four hits and two walks while striking out 12 over 6.1 innings in Game 1 of Monday's doubleheader against the Pirates. He didn't factor into the decision.
Bauer was electric in this one, fanning 12 batters while allowing just one run in the seventh inning on a solo homer to right field. The Reds would walk it off in the bottom of the frame. Bauer owns an impressive 1.71 ERA and 0.81 WHIP with an 83:15 K:BB over 58 innings this season.
Bauer (4-3) pitched 7.2 shutout innings, allowing just three hits while striking out 10 in a win over the Cubs on Wednesday. He also hit a batter.
Bauer didn't have multiple batters on base at the same time until the eighth. Lucas Sims was able to navigate that situation to keep Bauer's scoreline spotless. Wednesday was the third time in eight starts Bauer has recorded double-digit strikeouts. The 29-year-old has a studly 1.74 ERA, 0.79 WHIP and 71:13 K:BB across 51.2 innings this season. He lines up to face the Pirates on Monday in one game of the doubleheader.
Bauer (3-3) was charged with four runs (one earned) on six hits over six innings in a loss to the Pirates in the second game of Friday's doubleheader. He struck out seven and issued two walks.
This was a strong performance from Bauer, but he was let down by his defense, particularly in the fourth inning. A Joey Votto error to begin the frame was followed by a misplay in center by Brian Goodwin, leading to three unearned runs. Bauer is now 3-3 despite a 2.05 ERA and 61:13 K:BB in 44 innings. After dropping three consecutive decisions, he will look to get back in the win column next week in a road matchup against the Cubs.
Bauer (3-2) took the loss in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Cubs, giving up three runs on four hits and two walks over 5.1 innings. He struck out five.
While it wasn't a terrible outing for the right-hander, Anthony Rizzo took him deep twice, and Bauer couldn't afford any mistakes on a day when Yu Darvish was blanking the Reds' offense over six innings. Bauer's 2.13 ERA, 0.79 WHIP and 54:11 K:BB through 38 innings all remain elite, however, and he'll try to get back in the win column Friday in Pittsburgh.
Bauer (3-1) took the loss against the Brewers on Monday, allowing four runs on seven hits and two walks in 6.1 innings pitched. He struck out eight.
Bauer came into Monday on a three-start win streak in which he allowed just one run across 20 innings. His start in Milwaukee was a different story, although it was still far from a disaster for the right-hander. Home runs from Justin Smoak and Omar Narvaez ultimately bit the 29-year-old, but he still managed to pitch into the seventh while fanning eight. Bauer will take a 1.65 ERA into his Saturday start against the Cubs.
Bauer (3-0) pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing a hit and three walks while striking out nine in a win over the Royals in Game 2 of their doubleheader Wednesday.
Bauer was absolutely dominant in the seven-inning complete game. The right-hander only allowed multiple runners in the same inning once, in the fourth, and didn't allow them to do any damage. Bauer has a minuscule 0.68 ERA, 0.57 WHIP and 41 strikeouts through 26.1 innings this season. His next start is scheduled for Tuesday in Milwaukee.
Bauer won't start Saturday since the Reds' next two contests were postponed due to a positive COVID-19 test on the team.
The Reds haven't revealed which member of the team tested positive for COVID-19, but the remainder of the weekend series against the Pirates was postponed. The team will undergo testing over the weekend, the results of which could determine the path forward for the club.
Bauer is scheduled to make his next start Saturday against the Pirates, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
The 29-year-old previously lined up to pitch Wednesday or Thursday after delivering an impressive performance Friday in Milwaukee, but he'll get a couple extra days of rest between starts. Bauer is off to a dominant start in 2020 with a 0.93 ERA, 0.57 WHIP and 32:4 K:BB over 19.1 innings.
Bauer (2-0) allowed one run on three hits and one walk while striking out 12 over six innings in a win over the Brewers on Friday.
Aside from a fourth-inning mistake to Logan Morrison, Bauer was lights out, racking up 24 called strikes and 16 swinging strikes on 103 pitches. Bauer now has a 0.93 ERA in 19.1 innings, and his 32 strikeouts rank second in MLB behind only Shane Bieber's 35. Two of his starts this season have been against Detroit, but Bauer is making his 2019 run with the Reds seem like a distant memory, and his chances of keeping it going look good with Pittsburgh and Kansas City due up in the weeks ahead.
Bauer (1-0) tossed seven shutout innings Sunday, allowing just two hits and two walks while earning the win over Detroit in the second game of the doubleheader. He struck out seven batters.
Thanks to the MLB's new seven-inning doubleheader rule, Bauer's seven-inning gem will go down as a complete-game shutout. He was fortunate enough to get two starts against the Tigers to begin the season and he's fully capitalized on the opportunity. The 29-year-old righty owns a 0.68 ERA and 20:3 K:BB through 13.1 innings after his first two outings. Bauer will have a tougher matchup in Milwaukee on Friday.
Bauer will start Game 2 of Sunday's doubleheader against the Tigers.
The 29-year-old's availability was in question after he got fully warmed up for Saturday's game before it was postponed, but he'll still end up taking the mound during Sunday's twin bill. Bauer was dominant in his first outing of the season, striking out 13 and allowing one run on two hits and one walk over 6.1 innings.
Manager David Bell said the Reds hope Bauer will be able to start Game 2 of Sunday's doubleheader against the Tigers, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Bauer's availability remains somewhat up in the air after he got fully warmed up for Saturday's game before it was postponed, but the Reds think he should still be able to pitch. The 29-year-old's status won't be confirmed until the team sees how he responds Sunday.
Bauer won't start Saturday against the Tigers as scheduled after the game was postponed due to rain.
The game will be made up as part of a seven-inning doubleheader Sunday. Bauer will presumably start one of those two games, though with the game being delayed so close to the scheduled first pitch, he'd already thrown enough to get hot ahead of the game, so there's a chance he'll need a few more days ahead of his next start.
Bauer allowed one run on two hits and one walk while striking out 13 over 6.1 innings in Sunday's loss to the Tigers. He didn't factor into the decision.
Bauer was dominant in his first start of the season, with the only run he gave up coming from a solo home run by Niko Goodrum in the third inning. However, he was unable to get much run support from the Reds, resulting in a no-decision despite his 13 strikeouts. The right-hander's next start should come on the road Friday against the Tigers.
Bauer missed Monday's workout due to a pending test result, John Fay of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Teammates Joey Votto and Nick Castellanos missed a workout last week under similar circumstances.
Fay brought up a good point in his article -- it's one thing to miss a training workout due to a late test, but what happens if it's during the regular season? Would the Reds (or any other team) hold a player out from a game due to a pending test result? It was the team's discretion to hold Bauer out Monday, but they might not operate the same way in-season.
Bauer will be the Reds' third starter to begin the season, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
If the Reds stick to their typical five-man rotation to begin the season, that would mean Bauer's first two starts would both be against the Tigers and he'd be the only Reds starter to get that benefit. There's been some chatter, however, that Bauer would prefer to pitch every four days, which would instead have him pitching his second start at home against the Cubs instead.
Bauer would prefer to pitch in a four-man rotation, or at least pitch every four days, and that's an option on the table for the Reds, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. "I've got that as being 100 percent on the table, especially in the shortened season," pitching coach Derek Johnson said. "That's something he really wants to do, and he thinks he would thrive in that environment. I know there's questions behind that. At the same time, I think we're in the situation to do it. I trust Trevor. I trust what kind of work he puts in, invests in himself, and I think if he feels he can do it, I think he can."
As Sheldon's article elaborates, it wouldn't be a true four-man rotation, but rather one that only Bauer would be working every four days, if the Reds choose to go that route. It's one of a handful of creative options the Reds are considering in this sprint season.
Bauer went four innings against the Angels on Sunday, allowing one run on one hit (a home run to Arismendy Alcantara), striking out four while walking one, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
After the outing, Bauer declared himself ready for the season to begin. "I'm able to command all my pitches, the velo is there and I'm recovering well. My prep is good. I was 94-95 [mph] today with basically no adrenaline. All of my stuff is sharp." Bauer has had a superb spring, giving up one run over nine innings and striking out eight against just one walk.
Bauer threw two scoreless innings against the Diamondbacks on Thursday in his spring training debut, striking out two without allowing a hit or a walk.
Bauer was really efficient in this outing, throwing 17 of his 23 pitches in the strike zone. While being careful not to conclude too much out of a February spring training outing, it's worth watching Bauer's command this spring, and this was a good start.
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