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.
Bauer signed a one-year, $17.5 million contract with the Reds on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
The 28-year-old required arbitration hearings each of the past two seasons in Cleveland, but he was able to avoid a hearing with Cincinnati. It's Bauer's final year before hitting free agency, and he'll look to rebound from an inconsistent 2019 in which he had a 4.48 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 253:82 K:BB across 213 innings between the Indians and Reds.
Bauer won't make Sunday's scheduled start at Pittsburgh as he continues to battle an illness, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
Bauer was originally slated to start Saturday before having the outing pushed back a day, but he's apparently still not well enough to pitch in the season finale. The 28-year-old finishes the season with a 4.48 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 253:82 K:BB across 213 frames in 34 starts between the Reds and the Indians.
Bauer's next start has been pushed to Sunday due to an illness, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
Bauer was originally scheduled to start Saturday before coming down with the illness. He's compiled a 4.48 ERA and 253 strikeouts in 34 starts (213 innings) and will look to finish the season on a high note Sunday.
Bauer (11-13) gave up five runs on six hits and no walks while striking out eight through seven innings to take the loss against the Mets on Sunday.
This was a mixed bag of a results for Bauer, who registered 15 swinging strikes but also allowed two home runs. The 28-year-old has a 4.48 ERA and 253 strikeouts through 34 starts this season. Bauer is scheduled to make his next start Saturday against the Pirates at PNC Park.
Bauer (2-4) earned the win against Arizona on Sunday, completing eight innings and giving up one run on four hits and one walk while striking out nine.
Bauer was dominant in picking up his second victory since joining Cincinnati at the trade deadline, tossing first-pitch strikes to 20 of 29 batters while limiting the Diamondbacks to a third-inning run. After a string of three starts in which he gave up 17 earned runs in 12 innings, Bauer has turned things around to surrender only three runs while racking up 17 strikeouts in 14.1 innings over his last two outings. He'll have a home matchup against the Mets on Saturday in his next scheduled start.
Bauer did not factor into the decision against Seattle on Tuesday, hurling 6.1 innings and giving up two runs on three hits and three walks while striking out eight.
Bauer held the Mariners scoreless through four innings before serving up a solo home run to Kyle Lewis in the fifth inning and another to Dylan Moore in the sixth. It marked the third straight start in which Bauer has given up two homers, and he is now tied for fifth in the majors with 32 long balls allowed this season. The 28-year-old has been a colossal disappointment since coming over from Cleveland at the trade deadline, posting a 7.40 ERA, 1.57 WHIP and .287 BAA in eight outings. He'll head to Arizona to take on the Diamondbacks on Sunday in his next scheduled start.
Bauer didn't factor into the decision in Wednesday's 8-5 win over the Phillies, allowing four runs on six hits and two walks over five innings while striking out six.
The right-hander got spotted a 5-0 lead after two innings and seemed to be on cruise control before falling apart in the fifth. Bauer allowed all four of his runs during that frame, including homers by J.T. Realmuto and Logan Morrison, and the Cincy bullpen lost the lead in the seventh. Bauer now has an 8.23 ERA through seven starts with the Reds, but Wednesday's effort at least ended his four-start losing streak.
Bauer (10-12) took the loss in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Cardinals, allowing six runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out five over four innings.
St. Louis sent eight batters to the plate in the first inning, scoring four runs, and Dexter Fowler and Yadier Molina took Bauer yard in subsequent innings. He's been on a brutal run of late, allowing 24 runs in his last four starts, and now has an 8.40 ERA since joining Cincinnati. The right-hander will attempt to right the ship next week at home against the Phillies.
Bauer won't make his scheduled start Friday against the Cardinals due to inclement weather, Rob Rains of StLSportsPage.com reports.
The two teams will play a doubleheader Saturday, and Bauer will toe the rubber for Game 1, per Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer.
Bauer (10-11) allowed eight runs (seven earned) on eight hits with two walks and two strikeouts across three innings while taking a loss against the Pirates on Sunday.
The Reds nearly came back in the ninth to get Bauer off the hook, but regardless, he's allowed at least eight runs in two of his last three starts. Bauer also yielded eight runs in his final start with the Indians on July 28. Overall, he owns a 4.34 ERA in 29 starts, but Bauer has posted a 8.25 ERA in five outings since joining the Reds. He also has a 1.26 WHIP and 217 strikeouts in 182.2 innings this season. Bauer will look to get right at the Cardinals on Friday.
Bauer (10-10) gave up three runs (two earned) on five hits and one walk while striking out 11 through seven innings to take the loss against the Padres on Monday.
Bauer was electric, gathering 14 swinging strikes and 25 called strikes in the quality start. Bauer has had mixed results for the Reds so far, with two poor outings and two 11-strikeout performances. The 28-year-old has a 4.06 ERA and 215 strikeouts through 28 starts this season. Bauer will make his next start Sunday against the Pirates at PNC Park.
Bauer (10-9) took the loss Wednesday, surrendering nine runs on eight hits and two walks over 4.1 innings while striking out four as the Reds fell 17-7 to the Nationals.
The right-hander appeared to be headed for a pitchers' duel with Stephen Strasburg through four innings, but the Nats erupted for 10 runs in the fifth, with Bauer taking the brunt of the damage. It's his first loss in a Reds uniform, and he'll look to bounce back in his next outing Monday, at home against the Padres.
Bauer (10-8) struck out 11 and picked up the win Friday, giving up one run on three hits and two walks over seven innings in a 5-2 victory over the Cubs.
Making his home debut for Cincinnati, the right-hander served up a solo shot in the first inning to former AL Central rival Nicholas Castellanos and then got down to business, fanning seven of the next nine batters he faced en route to his first win with his new club. Bauer will take a 3.74 ERA and 200:68 K:BB through 168.1 innings into his next start Wednesday, on the road against the Nationals.
Bauer didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 5-4 extra-inning loss to Atlanta, giving up three runs on seven hits and three walks over 4.2 innings. He struck out four and also hit a batter.
The right-hander didn't make a great first impression on his new club, throwing 63 of 107 pitches for strikes while allowing Atlanta's first run to score on a wild pitch in the third inning. Bauer will take a 3.85 ERA and 189:66 K:BB on the season into his next start Friday, at home against the Cubs.
Bauer was acquired by the Reds from the Indians on Tuesday in a three-way trade involving the Padres, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
Bauer has been the subject of heavy trade interest over the last few weeks, and he'll end up making his way to the NL Central. The deal gives the Reds a formidable duo at the top of the starting rotation with Bauer and Luis Castillo. According to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com, Yasiel Puig will go from the Reds to the Indians, with Franmil Reyes and Logan Allen moving from the Padres to the Indians. The Reds will send minor-league outfielder Taylor Trammell to the Padres. Bauer has a 3.79 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 185:63 K:BB through 156.2 innings this season, and he'll look to help get Cincinnati back into the playoff race.
Bauer (9-8) yielded eight runs (seven earned) on nine hits and four walks over 4.1 innings Sunday, striking out six and taking the loss to Kansas City.
Despite his offense giving him a three-run cushion before he even stepped on the mound, Bauer couldn't find his groove at all Sunday. Somehow, he managed to not allow a homer, but the seven earned runs matched the total from his previous four starts combined. It was also Bauer's third time giving up seven or more earned runs this season, something he'd done just three times in his career before 2019. He even showed his anger at the outing by throwing the ball over the centerfield fence upon being removed from the game. The 28-year-old righty will carry a 3.79 ERA into Saturday's home start against the Angels.
Bauer recorded 7.2 shutout frames with three hits, three walks and nine strikeouts during a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Tuesday.
The 28-year-old deserved the win, but the Indians scored only one run, and closer Brad Hand blew his save opportunity in the ninth. That keeps Bauer 9-7 with a 3.49 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 179 strikeouts in 152.1 innings this season. Bauer is 2-1 in his last four starts, but he's posted a quality start in each outing and registered 39 strikeouts in 27.1 innings. He will pitch next at the Royals on Sunday.
Bauer (9-7) allowed three runs on five hits and two walks across 6.2 innings to earn the win Thursday against the Tigers. He struck out 10.
Bauer worked up to 120 pitches, throwing 75 percent for strikes as he notched double-digit punchouts for the sixth time this season. He never really got into trouble and was only scored upon via a solo home run in the second inning and a two-run shot in the third. Bauer has seemingly moved on from a pair of recent outings in which he allowed five runs, notching three quality starts in as many turns since. He'll look to continue his recent success next week in Toronto.
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