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 innings during his first start, one of the storylines in this game was whether or not Bauer would show better control than last time around.
The Whole Nine
1. Once again, Trevor Bauer struggled mightily with his control. He allowed six walks in five innings. The problem is he can’t spot his fastball. He left a ton of fastballs high in the zone. It seemed every time he dialed it up into the mid-90’s the ball carried on him. It’s a mechanical problem that he’ll need to continue working on in AAA. He’s still not ready.
2. Now for the positive, Bauer picked up his first win as an Indian by throwing five scoreless ...