Get ready for some bad blood to be revisited, as Indians youngster Trevor Bauer faces his old team, the Arizona Diamondbacks this afternoon at Progressive Field
Bauer, drafted No. 3 overall in 2011 by Arizona, faces his former team for the first time. Unfortunately for the the UCLA product, the Bauer Outage has been lit up recently. He is 0-3 with a 6.86 ERA and 26 hits allowed during his last four starts.
If he’s going to get back on track, this outing couldn’t have come at a better time because Bauer will want to stick it to his former franchise.
Remember when reports surfaced that Arizona had grown weary of workout routine and his notorious long-toss regimen before every start?
And then there was Miguel Montero complaining Bauer was shaking off too many signs.
“What…He’s going to tell me how to do my job,” Montero infamously said.
The Indians play two this afternoon because of yesterday’s rainout. Bauer takes the rubber at 4:05 p.m. Game two will follow the conclusion of the first game.
• During Tuesday’s rainout, the Indians had to do something to stay busy…
And now, players slip-n-sliding on the tarp. http://t.co/2xa6K1azlF
— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) August 13, 2014
Chuck Booms reports that Bill O'Brien is infatuated with Brian Hoyer.
— Scott @ WFNY (@WFNYScott) August 13, 2014
• New Mexico center Alex Kirk was pulled from his workout with the Cleveland Cavaliers, and he walked into a room where his contract papers were waiting to be signed. the 7-footer may have been dripping sweat on the documents that would make him a professional, but as he told the Albuquerque Journal, signing an NBA contract was “a dream come true.”
• Francisco Lindor is struggling at the plate. He’s only 20, which means he’s the youngest player currently competing at the Class AAA level. With 86 at-bats under his belt, he’s hitting .233.
Defensively he has just one error in 81 chances.
• Just one member of the Ohio State Buckeyes was named to Sports Illustrated All-American teams.