Trevor Bauer continues to have problems in the big show. He got the start in game 2 of the traditional double-header the Indians played against the New York Yankees on Monday to make up the games they missed earlier this season.
Bauer didn't do as well as the Indians had hoped. He didn't get any run support either. Bauer pitched 6-1/3 innings and he gave up 3 runs. Only 2 of them were earned runs. He gave up six hits and walked 2 batters while only striking out 4. Bauer is shaky when he is in the game. He still struggles with control and he still seems to get a little nervous once he has base runners to worry about.
The Indians offense did little to help Bauer in the second game. Then the bottom fell out in the 7th inning when Francona put Nick Hagadone in. He gave up 4 runs and only pitched for a 1/3 of a inning. He struggles and should be on his way to Columbus this morning. But he probably won't be.
The Tribe could do little in the double-header they played yesterday. They were shut out in game 2 and they only put one run on the board in the first game. Some how the Indians are going to have to find a balance offensively.
They have games where they put up lots of runs on the board and then the games like the double-header they played yesterday where they struggle to find any offense. If they can find a way to create a balance, the Indians could be contenders come fall. I think they will.
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