2. Bauer Did His Part
The last two Indians losses had one common factor, that being Trevor Bauer being the teams’ starting pitcher. While he didn’t throw that great last Friday against the Royals, on this night against the Mariners he was very good.
On the night Bauer went seven innings, allowing a run on five hits with three walks and six strikeouts. He threw 116 pitches, 70 strikes.
Yes, the team has lost games in both of Bauer’s last starts, but make no mistake on this night he deserved a better fate if the Tribe’s offense was able to come up with a big hit at some point after the fourth inning.