With a forecast that called for a potential Bauer outage, there was no short of electricity in the air at Progressive Field on Wednesday.
The Indians offense powered their way to their fourth straight win as they shutout the Philadelphia Phillies, 6-0 to complete the two-game series sweep.
In a matchup that featured former Tribe lefty Cliff Lee in one corner and Indians top prospect Trevor Bauer in the other, the past essentially met the future. It would be the future on the electric arm of Bauer that made fans quickly forget about the past, as the 22-year old notched his first win as an Indian throwing five shutout innings.
Although he lacked control, much like his first start, walking six batters in the game, the right-hander battled to strike out five, giving up just one base hit for just his second career big league victory.
“When he got into some trouble, he made unbelievable pitches,” Tribe manager Terry Francona said. “He attacked hitters when he had too with really good stuf...