2. Trevor Bauer Will Become A Household Name
The Indians took the lead in the AL Central back in June and since then they haven’t looked back. Towards the end of the season though, things have not been going their way. The Indians lost Carlos Carrasco to a fractured hand for the rest of the season and then decided to leave Danny Salazar off the ALDS roster.
However the Indians got their number one catcher back in Yan Gomes who homered in his first start since mid-July. With the losses to Carrasco and Salazar, who can pitch if the Indians make it far enough as far as a relief option?
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With the losses to those two guys, that leaves a big hole in the Indians starting rotation.
To fill that hole manager Terry Francona is going to go with 25-year-old Trevor Bauer for game one. Don’t let his numbers fool you though.
Bauer has a 12-8 record and a 4.26 ERA. Don’t forget when the season started, Bauer wasn’t even a starter, but because of injuries he finally got his shot, a shot well deserved. Bauer is going to show us why he deserves this game one start, as well as game four start (if needed). Not to mention all of the other starts he gets in the playoffs.
Bauer is going to out pitch against Boston Red Sox’s Rick Porcello and lead the Indians to a huge game one win in Cleveland.