Bauer didn't factor into the decision in Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cubs. He gave up one run on four hits and four walks while fanning seven across 4.1 innings.
Bauer had quite a few issues with his command and walked a season-high four batters, but he limited the damage to a solo shot by Jason Heyward in the fourth. The right-hander continues to be a strikeout machine this season, having fanned at least seven in all but one of his seven starts. He owns a 58:12 K:BB through 44.1 innings in 2021.
Manager Dave Roberts said the Dodgers will probably treat one of their weekend games against the Angels as a bullpen day, meaning Bauer is unlikely to make a start on short rest Saturday, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Bauer will make his first start of the week Tuesday in the second game of a doubleheader with the Cubs. The right-hander had been considered a candidate to start Saturday on three days' rest if needed, but instead, Roberts appears comfortable using multiple pitchers to cover the innings that day. Bauer could still end up picking up two starts this week if Roberts elects to use him over Clayton Kershaw -- the starter for Game 1 of Tuesday's twin bill -- in Sunday's series finale with the Angels.
Bauer will start Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cubs and could pitch on short rest in the future, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
The Dodgers lost Dustin May over the weekend to a season-ending elbow injury, and the club is also without long relievers Tony Gonsolin (shoulder) and David Price (hamstring), who could typically be used to start games if needed. Manager Dave Roberts mentioned Monday that he has considered pitching Bauer every four days until the pitching staff can return to health. "We've thought about it, yeah," said Roberts. "There's a scenario that it could happen. We do a good job of listening to the player, as well, if they have some sort of track record or experience -- which Trevor does. We're going to talk through it."
Bauer (3-1) was the tough-luck loser Thursday against Milwaukee, throwing eight innings and allowing two runs on four hits and two walks with six strikeouts in a 2-1 defeat.
Bauer was excellent yet again in his sixth start with the Dodgers, with the only blemish a two-run home run off the bat of Travis Shaw with two outs in the fourth inning. This was Bauer's fifth straight quality start, and he's yet to allow more than six baserunners in an outing this season.
Bauer (3-0) earned the win against San Diego on Saturday, throwing six innings and allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits and no walks while striking out nine.
Bauer was burned by a pair of solo home runs off the bat of Fernando Tatis, but he otherwise held San Diego in check and emerged with his third win of the campaign. The right-hander has gone at least six innings in each of his five outings this season and has accumulated four straight quality starts. Bauer racked up 20 swinging strikes against the Padres on Saturday and has been an excellent source of strikeouts in the early going with 45 K's across 32.0 innings. His next start will come at Milwaukee on Thursday.
Bauer allowed one earned run on three hits and one walk while striking out seven across six innings in Sunday's loss to the Padres. He did not factor in the decision.
Bauer's only misstep came on a solo shot from Jake Cronenworth in the fourth inning. Sunday was Bauer's shortest start and least amount of strikeouts, but he still racked up seven punchouts over six innings. The 30-year-old has a 2.42 ERA with 36 strikeouts in 26 innings overall this season.
Bauer (2-0) allowed one hit and two walks over seven scoreless innings in a win over the Rockies on Tuesday. He struck out nine.
A measly infield single was all the Rockies could muster against Bauer. The right-hander's velocity dropped some as the outing went on, but it did not matter because Bauer was dominant throughout, finishing with 16 swinging strikes on 99 pitches. According to a report from Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, multiple suspicious baseballs were collected during Bauer's start last week in Oakland. However, nothing has come of that yet, and it's not clear what MLB could even do if a substance had been found on the baseball. Bauer lines up to face the Padres in San Diego on Sunday.
Multiple suspicious baseballs were collected by umpires during Bauer's start Wednesday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
The baseballs were sent to league offices for further investigation on the suspicion that they had foreign substances placed on them. Even if the league office substantiates the allegation that the balls were doctored, there are seemingly a number of hurdles for any discipline to take place. Specifically, it's unclear whether commissioner Rob Manfred has the authority to impose any punishment. Additionally, the league would need proof that Bauer himself was responsible for the application of any substances to the ball.
Bauer pitched 6.2 innings against Oakland on Wednesday, allowing two runs on three hits and one walk while striking out 10. He did not factor in the decision.
The reigning NL Cy Young award winner has gotten off to a fast start with his new club, registering 10 strikeouts in each of his first two outings. Bauer threw a hefty 110 pitches Wednesday, 67 of which were strikes, including 16 of the swinging variety. He left with a one-run lead before Oakland mounted a comeback in the ninth and won the game in the 10th. Bauer's next trip to the mound is scheduled for Tuesday at home against Colorado.
Bauer (1-0) picked up the win in Friday's 11-6 victory over the Rockies, giving up four runs on three hits and two walks over 6.1 innings while striking out 10.
It was a strong line for a start at altitude, but Bauer likely came away disappointed after taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning before Coors Field finally got to the right-hander. Charlie Blackmon and Ryan McMahon both took him deep. Bauer will look for a better finish to his next outing, scheduled for Wednesday in Oakland.
Bauer gave up five runs -- all in the fifth inning -- on six hits and no walks while striking out five across 4.1 frames in Monday's Cactus League contest versus Seattle.
Bauer looked every bit like the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner for four innings, giving up just one hit and striking out five batters. However, the Mariners teed off on the right-hander for three homers in the fifth. Despite the rough outing, Bauer has enjoyed a solid spring, posting a 4.08 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 21:5 K:BB across 17.2 innings.
Bauer noted that he struggled with his delivery during his spring-training appearance Thursday, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
Bauer struggled with his control in the first inning, as he issued three walks and hit an additional batter with a pitch. After the game, he noted issues with his delivery in the early portion of the outing and also said he was struggling to focus with his right eye. There shouldn't be much reason for concern however, as he settled in to throw 65 pitches and completed 2.2 innings while striking out four.
Bauer tossed two scoreless innings against Colorado in his exhibition debut Monday, allowing no runs on one hit and striking out two.
Bauer gave up a first-inning leadoff single to Garrett Hampson but proceeded to retire the next six batters, including two by strikeout. He threw 28 pitches -- 21 of which were strikes -- in his two innings of work. Bauer will occupy a spot near the front of the Dodgers' rotation this season, though manager Dave Roberts suggested that it's too early to nail down the preferred pitching order, per Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register.
Bauer agreed to a deal with the Dodgers on Friday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
The most sought-after pitcher on the market lands with the defending champions, strengthening an already excellent roster and rotation. Bauer will make $102 million over three years but can opt out after either of the first two seasons. It's not clear exactly which Bauer will show up this year, as his 1.73 ERA in his Cy Young campaign last season came immediately after a disappointing 4.48 mark the year prior, but his 36.0 percent strikeout rate and 6.1 percent walk rate backed up his short-season dominance, giving the Dodgers plenty of reason to believe they've just signed a true ace. It's one of the better landing spots for Bauer, as he'll work in a pitcher-friendly home park and could hardly have an easier time picking up wins.
Bauer was announced as the 2020 winner of the National League Cy Young award Wednesday.
The 29-year-old received 27 of 30 first-place votes, with Yu Darvish taking the other three votes. Bauer posted a 1.73 ERA, 0.79 WHIP, and 100:17 K:BB over 73 innings with a 5-4 record in 11 starts during the shortened 2020 campaign. The right-hander is officially a free agent after declining Cincinnati's one-year, $18.9 million qualifying offer for 2021 last week.
Bauer rejected his $18.9 million qualifying offer from the Reds on Wednesday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Bauer was expected to turn down the qualifying offer, although he hasn't ruled out a return to Cincinnati after putting together a career-best season in which he recorded a 1.73 ERA, 0.79 WHIP and 100:17 K:BB over 73 innings. He's a favorite to win the NL Cy Young Award and should draw significant interest entering his age-30 season.
Bauer was extended the $18.9 million qualifying offer by the Reds on Sunday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
The 29-year-old put up the best numbers of his career during the shortened 2020 campaign and is poised to win the NL Cy Young when awards are announced later in November. Bauer had a 1.73 ERA, 0.79 WHIP and 100:17 K:BB over 73 innings and, assuming he declines the qualifying offer, will enter free agency as the top pitcher on the market, a move which guarantees the Reds a draft pick as compensation upon his signing elsewhere.
Bauer allowed two hits over 7.2 scoreless innings in a no-decision against the Braves on Wednesday in Game 1 of the NL Wild Card Series. He struck out 12 and did not issue a walk.
Per Mark Sheldon of MLB.com, Bauer became the first pitcher ever to throw at least 7.2 innings with no runs, two hits or fewer, no walks and 12 strikeouts in a postseason game. Unfortunately for Reds fans, it was all for naught as the Cincinnati offense could not support him -- a theme throughout the 2020 season -- and Atlanta ultimately walked it off on a Freddie Freeman single in the 13th. Bauer was brilliant on the mound this season and may very well be headed into free agency as a newly-minted Cy Young winner.
Bauer will start Game 1 of the NL Wild Card Series.
The Reds' opponent for the best-of-three series to open the postseason still isn't known, but Bauer will take the mound for the first game, followed by Luis Castillo and Sonny Gray in the next two contests. Bauer had a dominant start in his final outing of the regular season to strengthen his bid for the Cy Young and will attempt to carry his momentum into the playoffs.
Bauer (5-4) allowed one run on four hits and one walk while striking out 12 over eight innings in a win over the Brewers on Wednesday.
He was starting on short rest, but you wouldn't have known it, as Bauer was absolutely dominant on the mound. The right-hander threw 104 pitches and turned in his fifth double-digit strikeout performance this season. Bauer is undoubtedly a top candidate for the Cy Young and is arguably the frontrunner; he leads NL qualifiers in ERA, WHIP and strikeouts. He could theoretically pitch in some capacity on short rest again Sunday or start the first postseason game for Cincinnati if the team qualifies for the playoffs.
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