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CLEVELAND -- It was just a glimpse, but the Indians provided a look at what could -- and maybe should -- be the future Wednesday night.With Ryan Raburn continuing his torrid hitting and with as many infield hits as they had home runs the previous night (seven), the Indians swept a two-game series with Philadelphia by beating the Phillies 6-0.Indians pitchers gave up three hits in the shutout, with young Trevor Bauer earning his first win as an Indian.Bauer was called up for this start and probably will head back to Columbus, but he showed grit and toughness and competitiveness in his five innings.He struggled with control, walking six (he walked his first four in his other start this season). But when he needed to make a pitch, he did.When he got into some traffic out there, he made some unbelievable pitches, manager Terry Francona said. He threw his fastball. He threw offspeed. He attacked hitters when he had to with really good stuff.Bauer got the last out of the first four innings on strikeouts. In the third he struck out Michael Young looking with a runner on third. In the fourth he got Carlos Ruiz swinging with a runner on third. And in the fifth he did not allow a run after walking two. He left with a 5-0 lead.For whatever reason I lock in more when theres guys on base, Bauer said. Im a really competitive guy and I dont like giving up runs.Francona noticed Bauers competitiveness. Hes not a big guy, but he throws a fastball in the mid-90s, and that makes an excellent changeup that much more effective. Mix in a slider -- the pitch he said was working best -- and a curveball and Bauer has a lot of pitches to draw from.It was kind of interesting, Bauer said. Everything was working at points, but not everything all at the same time.When he needed an out, a pitch, he found one. The negatives, clearly, are the walks. In two starts this season hes pitched 10 innings and walked 13. Francona said throwing his fastball with better command is his key, but the manager added he gets very excited about Bauers potential.Were looking to get excited, Francona said, but thats real stuff.It would seem that when Bauer does get better command of his fastball that hell be back in Cleveland. If the Indians starting rotation leaks again (as it well may), Bauer presents an option. He says he can throw as many as nine variations of pitches, he clearly has ability and he clearly has the attitude.The team won, Bauer said. Ultimately thats the biggest thing for a starting pitcher, to go out there and give the team a chance to win. Thats really encouraging, I hope, for the team.Personally, I look at it as a learning experience and try to get better. I know I walked six people. I got to improve on that. Theres a lot of positives in there too.Bauer was helped by Raburns continued hot hitting. Raburn went 4-for-5 with two RBI. He has three hits and two RBI in three games in a row, matching the longest streak by an Indians player going back to 1930. In his last 14 at-bats, he has 12 hits, including four home runs and seven RBI.The Indians also continued a quirky streak of beating Cy Young Winners when they gave old friend Cliff Lee the loss This season, theyve faced five David Price, R.A. Dickey, Jake Peavy, Roy Halladay and Lee, and beat four of them.I dont think what hardware they have in the past goes into our approach, Francona said. We respect who were facing. Were just trying to be better than them. Theres certain pitchers where if they make a mistake you know you better hit it.There was a lot to like about the win, not the least of which was that it put the Indians within a game of .500 and gave them their fourth win in a row as the team continued to show signs of coming together.Bauer provided the best tidbit of potential.Hes 22. He cant walk as many as he has been. But only one of the 13 hitters hes walked has scored, and in two starts opposing hitters for some pretty good teams (Tampa and Philadelphia) are 3-for-31 with seven strikeouts against him. Too, the major league walks could be a matter of excitement; in 18 innings at Columbus this season, he has 24 strikeouts and six walks.When a guy has those pitches and results, optimism is justified.
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Trevor Bauer’s performance last night was just the 98th time in MLB history that a starting pitcher had the following stats:
– At least 5.0 IP
– No runs allowed
– At least 6 walks
– Max of 1 hit
Tampa Bay’s Matt Moore had a similar such performance on April 10 this season. No pitchers accomplished this feat in 2012.
Specific to the Indians, when with the Colorado Rockies...
What a different a game makes. Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer pitched a 1 hitter against the Philadelphia Phillis as the Indians won their 4th game in a row. Bauer worked for 5 innings only allowing 1 hit. He walked 6 and struck out 5 in the game. This is just what the kid needed to build his confidence after the terrible outing he had the last time he took to the mound to start a...
Tonight the Cleveland Indians kick off a 3 game series against the Minnesota Twins. It will be Justin Masterson going against the Twins, left hander Pedro Hernandez. All eyes will be focused on the Indians hot hitting Ryan Raburn. Many will be watching to see if Raburn cooled off after the Indians day off yesterday. The last thing Raburn wanted to do was not play baseball. The guy...
Even outside of baseball, April is a month commonly described as a prelude to better things—showers begetting flowers and all that. So, for all our nail-biting over the Indians’ rather lifeless kickoff to the 2013 campaign, it can’t be too surprising to see things starting to balance out—more than a little bit—in the past few days.
For the sake of avoiding the oft-discussed...
The Cleveland Indians have optioned right handed pitcher Trevor Bauer to Triple-A Columbus after having walked six batters in his spot-start. The demotion shouldn’t last too long as he is definitely in the Indians long-term plans.
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Cleveland Indians super-sub Ryan Raburn, who was 4-for-5 on Wednesday night, is only the fourth major-league player in the last 75 years to have at least 11 hits and four home runs in a three-game span, per Elias Sports Bureau. The others do so were Duke Snider (1955, Dodgers), Kirby Puckett (1987, Twins) and Shawn Green (2002, Dodgers).
Raburn is also the first major-league player...
Today the Cleveland Indians announced that right-handed pitcher Trevor Bauer has been recalled from Triple-A Columbus and will make a spot start tonight against the Phillies. To make room on the 25-man roster, the Indians have optioned left-handed pitcher Nick Hagadone to Columbus.
Bauer is making his second start for Cleveland after making his American League debut on Saturday...
The Cleveland Indians have recalled starting pitcher Trevor Bauer so he could get the spot-start Wednesday. To make room for him on the active roster, the Indians sent down pitcher Nick Hagadone.
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In a move that was expected, the Cleveland Indians today announced that right-handed pitcher Trevor Bauer has been optioned to Triple-A Columbus. No corresponding roster move has been announced to replace him on the 25-man roster, but with an off day on Thursday, one is expected to be announced on Friday.
Bauer, 22, is 1-1 with a 2.70 ERA in two starts for Cleveland and has allowed...
While he isn't a household name, Ryan Raburn is leading the charge for the surging Cleveland Indians.
The Indians try to extend their winning streak to five for the first time in two years Friday night when they open a three-game set against the visiting Minnesota Twins.
After back-to-back two-homer games, Raburn had his second four-hit contest in three days and drove in another...
The Indians entered Wednesday’s game on a three-game winning streak, outscoring their opponents 33-5 in that span. For seemingly the first time all season the team has been able to get their offense and pitching staff on track at the same time. Trevor Bauer was called up to make his second start of the season in this game. After allowing seven walks in five...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Ryan Raburn tied a career high with four hits, Trevor Bauer allowed one hit in five strong innings for his first American League win, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-0 on Wednesday night.
Raburn, coming off back-to-back two-homer games, drove in two runs with a single in the third and a double in the fifth. He has 12 hits in his last 14...
Ryan Raburn homered twice for the second straight game and the Cleveland Indians hit seven home runs in all, routing the Philadelphia Phillies 14-2 Tuesday night.
The Indians set a major league high this season for homers in a game. Cleveland has won three in a row, outscoring opponents 33-5 in that span.
Philadelphia had won three in a row before Roy Halladay (2-3) got tagged...
Kansas City, MO — Ubaldo Jimenez pitched seven plus innings of shutout baseball and right fielder Ryan Raburn went 4-for-4 with two home runs, as the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 9-0.
With the win, the Tribe finished their road trip with a 5-4 record before returning to Cleveland on Tuesday.
Jimenez (1-2, 7.13) recorded his first win since August 9, 2012...
Player of the Game
The little Tiger that could has hit two home runs in each of the past two nights, giving him his second straight Player of the Game award. Ryan Raburn's first shot was a two run home run (the most popular variety on the night) while his second was a solo shot. Added together he has gone 7-8 with four home runs, 7 RBI and five runs scored. A fairly decent...