Bieber allowed seven runs across 4.2 innings Tuesday in a loss to the Yankees in Game 1 of the AL Wild Card Round. He allowed nine hits and two walks while striking out seven.
Bieber had not allowed more than three earned runs in any start during the regular season. The 25-year-old threw 62 of his 105 pitches for strikes but the Yankees were successful in driving up his pitch count, resulting in his shortest start in 2020. The right-hander's next chance at taking the mound would be if the Indians can advance to the AL Division Series.
Bieber will start Game 1 of the AL Wild Card Series, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
The 25-year-old last pitched Wednesday and lined up perfectly to pitch the playoff opener, and it's hardly a surprise Cleveland wants its ace on the mound. Bieber made 12 starts in 2020 and finished the season with a 1.63 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and 122:21 K:BB over 77.1 innings and is the frontrunner for the American League Cy Young Award.
Bieber threw five scoreless innings Wednesday, allowing two hits while striking out 10 during the Indians' 3-2 win over the White Sox. He also walked three while getting a no-decision.
The White Sox tacked on an unearned run in the second and both of their runs for the game were unearned. Bieber finishes his regular season with a sparkling 1.63 ERA across 77.1 innings pitched. The Cy Young frontrunner boasts a 6.22 K/BB ratio and 12.44 strikeouts per nine innings.
Bieber will have his start pushed to Wednesday against the White Sox, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
The Indians made an adjustment in their starting rotation to ensure that both Bieber and Zach Plesac will be rested for the start of the postseason. Bieber will enter his last start of the regular season with a 1.74 ERA and 0.86 WHIP across 72.1 frames.
Bieber (8-1) allowed three earned runs on four hits and two walks while striking out 10 across 7.2 innings to earn the win Thursday against the Tigers.
Bieber mowed down the Tigers' lineup, playing a key role in the team ending an eight-game losing streak. He held Detroit scoreless until his final pitch when he allowed a three-run home run. Despite the disappointing end, Bieber punched out at least 10 batters for the fifth time in his last seven starts. He has also maintained a stellar 1.74 ERA with a 112:18 K:BB across 72.1 frames for the season. He'll take his next turn through the rotation Tuesday against the White Sox.
Bieber (7-1) allowed three runs on five hits (two home runs) and two walks while striking out eight across seven innings but was handed his first loss of the season Friday against the Twins.
Bieber came into Friday's matchup with a 2-0 record and 1.20 ERA against the Twins this season but was not able to contain them as effectively his third time out. The right-hander allowed a two-run homer to Byron Buxton in the second before being taken yard by Ryan Jeffers in the seventh to give the Twins a 3-0 lead. Despite suffering his first loss of the season, Bieber still leads all of major league baseball with nine quality starts, 102 strikeouts and a 1.53 ERA as he has cemented himself as one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball. He'll line up to face the Tigers on the road Thursday.
Bieber (7-0) picked up the win Sunday against the Brewers, allowing one run on five hits and a walk across five innings. He fanned 10.
Bieber's pitch count was the lone thing working against him Sunday, as he was pulled after throwing 103 pitches through five innings. The right-hander continues to be a strikeout machine, as he punched out 10 Brewers to bring his season total to a league-high 94. The 25-year-old is the clear favorite to win the American League Cy Young Award at this point, as he also paces the league in wins (seven) and ERA (1.25). He will look to stay sharp when he takes the hill Friday in Minnesota.
Bieber pitched six scoreless innings, allowing just one hit and four walks while striking out nine versus the Royals on Monday. He did not factor in the decision.
Bieber was fantastic and Cleveland's offense scraped together a run in the seventh inning to put him in line for the win. James Karinchak dashed those hopes in the eighth, allowing a pair of runs as Cleveland went on to lose the contest. It's just the second time in eight starts Bieber hasn't gotten a win. The right-hander has a 1.20 ERA, 0.82 WHIP and 84 strikeouts across 52.2 innings this year, to go with a perfect 6-0 record. His next start lines up for Sunday versus the Brewers.
Bieber (6-0) earned the win against Minnesota on Tuesday, tossing six innings and allowing two runs on four hits and three walks while striking out 10.
Bieber entered the contest having held opponents scoreless in two straight outings, but that streak ended in the second frame when he yielded a pair of runs. However, the right-hander bounced back to keep the Twins off the board through the remainder of his six innings while racking up double-digit strikeouts for the fifth time in seven starts this season. He induced a healthy 19 swinging strikes in the contest while limiting the Twins to only one extra-base hit. Bieber has been the most dominant pitcher in baseball this season, registering a 1.35 ERA, 0.81 WHIP and 75:9 K:BB through 46.2 innings. He'll look to extend his early-season excellence when he heads to Kansas City to face the Royals on Monday.
Biber (5-0) picked up the win in Thursday's 2-0 victory over the Pirates after allowing six hits over six scoreless innings. He struck out 11 without walking a batter.
The right-hander remains on a Cy Young trajectory. Bieber has fanned double-digit batters in four of his six starts this year -- joining Cleveland legends Bob Feller and Sam McDowell as the only pitchers in franchise history to begin a season with that kind of strikeout binge -- to fuel a jaw-dropping 65:6 K:BB through 40.2 innings, and his 1.11 ERA leads the American League. He'll next take the mound Tuesday, at home against the Twins.
Bieber (4-0) struck out 11 and picked up the win in a 3-1 victory over the Tigers on Saturday. He gave up just three hits and a walk over seven scoreless innings.
While the Cleveland rotation is in turmoil right now, Bieber has remained a rock at the top of it. The right-hander has struck out 54 batters through his first five starts, the third most by any pitcher in the modern era, with only Nolan Ryan (59 K's in 1978) and Randy Johnson (55 in 1999) having fanned more batters in their first five starts of a season. Bieber will take a sterling 1.30 ERA, plus his league-leading strikeout total, into his next outing Thursday in Pittsburgh.
Bieber allowed three runs on four hits and two walks while striking out eight over six innings in a no-decision versus the White Sox on Sunday.
Bieber allowed two home runs for the second time in four starts this season, but he was still able to record his fourth quality start. The right-hander saw his ERA rise to 1.63 with a 0.76 WHIP and 43:5 K:BB in 27.2 innings. The Cleveland ace is expected to make his next start in Detroit next Sunday.
Bieber (3-0) allowed two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out eight over 7.2 innings in a win over the Reds on Tuesday.
The Reds got to Bieber for a pair of solo homers -- the first home runs Bieber has allowed this season -- but that was the extent of the damage. Bieber had 23 called strikes and 18 swinging strikes on 106 pitches, and now sits tied with Gerrit Cole and Sonny Gray atop the wins leaderboard. Cleveland's No. 1 starter is solidifying his place among the elite and will look to keep it going this weekend in a road matchup against the White Sox.
Bieber (2-0) earned the win against Minnesota on Thursday, pitching eight scoreless innings and allowing three hits while striking out 13.
If you're looking to identify the most impressive pitcher to begin the 2020 campaign, the search ends with Bieber -- he has yet to allow a run in his first two starts while yielding only seven hits and racking up 27 strikeouts over 14 innings. The right-hander evolved into a legitimate ace last season and has taken that a step further in 2020, following his dominant first start with a complete shutdown of a potent Minnesota offense. All three hits against Bieber on Thursday were singles, and he induced an impressive 22 swinging strikes en route to 13 punchouts. Bieber will look to extend his scorching start to the campaign Tuesday in an intrastate matchup at Cincinnati.
Bieber (1-0) earned the win during Friday's 2-0 victory over the Royals. He tossed six scoreless innings, giving up four hits and one walk while fanning 14.
Bieber posted a strong sophomore campaign in 2019 with a 3.28 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, and 10.9 K/9 across 214.1 innings, and it seems like he didn't miss a beat in the season opener after this stellar 14-strikeout performance. He has always been a strikeout pitcher, and he posted a 6.5 K/BB last season. He will try to build on this impressive debut in his upcoming start, scheduled for July 29 at home against the White Sox.
Bieber said Friday he'll be Cleveland's Opening Day starter on July 24, Paul Hoynes of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
The 25-year-old was named the team's Opening Day starter in early March, and he'll retain the honor despite the nearly four-month delay, though the opponent is yet to be announced. Bieber is coming off a strong sophomore campaign in 2019 with a 3.28 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 259:40 K:BB across 214.1 innings.
Bieber was confirmed as Cleveland's Opening Day starter Friday.
He opened 2018 as the team's No. 5 starter but is now the top option (at least with Mike Clevinger out with a knee injury) after a season in which Bieber posted a 30.1 percent strikeout rate and a 4.7 percent walk rate en route to a 3.28 ERA. He'll get the ball on March 26 as the Indians host the Tigers.
Bieber is hoping to feature his changeup more this season, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Bieber is hardly the first pitcher to talk up his changeup during spring training, and it wouldn't be smart to adjust his projections purely based on his words, but the young righty has certainly identified one of the few areas of weakness in his game. Bieber threw his changeup just 7.4 percent of the time in 2019, and it was the only one of his four pitches to receive a negative grade per FanGraphs' Pitch Values metric. Bieber's 30.2 percent strikeout rate and 4.7 percent walk rate last season were each outstanding, but hitters managed a strong 90.4 mph average exit velocity against him when they made contact. An improved changeup could theoretically help keep the ball off the barrel of the bat, though it remains to be seen whether or not the pitch has indeed improved.
Bieber (15-8) took the loss Wednesday as Cleveland was downed 8-3 by the White Sox, giving up five runs (three earned) on 10 hits and a walk over 5.2 innings while striking out seven.
A Carlos Santana throwing error saved a little damage to Bieber's ERA, but the right-hander was still not at his sharpest on a night when Cleveland could not afford a loss. The club is now five games back of the Twins in the AL Central with four to play, and they've fallen 1.5 games behind the Rays for the second wild-card spot as well. Unless he's needed in a play-in game, Bieber finishes up 2019 with a 3.28 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 259:40 K:BB through 214.1 innings.
Bieber (15-7) picked up the win after surrendering two runs on seven hits while striking out seven over 7.1 innings Friday night against the Phillies.
The Indians spotted Bieber an early 4-0 lead, and he wouldn't let the Phillies score until the fifth inning. He would depart after firing 67 of 101 pitches for strikes while throwing first-pitch strikes to 17 of the 28 batters he faced. Bieber has now registered three wins in his last four outings.
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|09/29||vs NYY||L 3-12||0||1||0||4.2||9||7||2||7|
|09/23||vs CHW||W 3-2||0||0||0||5.0||2||0||3||10|
|09/17||@ DET||W 10-3||1||0||0||7.2||4||3||2||10|
|09/11||@ MIN||L 1-3||0||1||0||7.0||5||3||2||8|
|09/06||vs MIL||W 4-1||1||0||0||5.0||5||1||1||10|
|08/31||@ KC||L 1-2||0||0||0||6.0||1||0||4||9|
|08/25||vs MIN||W 4-2||1||0||0||6.0||4||2||3||10|
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|2016||ASX-Mahoning Valley Scra||24.0||9||8||0||0||0||0||21||2||10||0.38||0.500|
|2017||AFX-Lake County Captains||29.0||5||5||0||2||3||0||31||1||34||3.10||1.207|