Bauer tapped to start game 1 for Indians

  • Bauer tapped to start game 1 for Indians

Bauer tapped to start game 1 for Indians

Corey Kluber has been relieved already.

So his non-reaction to being named the Game 2 starter of the ALDS with the Yankees is not surprising.

But Francona is more concerned with giving his ace normal rest, and with off days after Games 2 and 4, Kluber will have his usual recovery time between starts. A deciding ALDS Game 5, if there is one, would be in Cleveland on Wednesday, Oct. 11. After tweeting that he had just thrown "the fastest pitch in the history of baseball", Trump fumes when TrackMan data says otherwise.

"A lot of them showed up in a big way", manager Joe Girardi said after the game. Oh, by the way, let's not forget about that 22-game winning streak the Tribe rolled off in the second half which propelled them to the best finish in baseball this season. "You come out and make pitches, and you see what happens".

That's not me talking, that's FanGraphs, whose WAR pitching mark has declared the 2017 Indians' pitching staff as the best of all time. They explained the thought process behind it. "I took the props off this year, though, so we should be good".

The Cleveland Indians are back in the Major League Baseball Playoffs for the second straight season, and for the second consecutive year, they will face off against an East Division team in the American League Division Series.

The stakes: The Yankees, who lost the wild-card game in 2015, are in their first playoff series since getting swept in the 2012 ALCS, while the Indians are hoping to return to the World Series - and win it for the first time since 1948.

Josh Tomlin is penciled in for Game 4, but he will be available in the first three games. Bauer is scheduled to start Game 1.

Yankees ace Luis Severino started the AL wild-card game against the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday, making him unavailable for a Game 1 start.

"The year he's had speaks for itself", Kluber said. The bad news, do you want him to?

As Twins skipper Paul Molitor readied himself to manage his first win-or-go-home game, his mind traveled back to the early 1980s as he tried to recollect what it felt like. "And if that doesn't work, you try to adjust and find the best way that you can that you think you can get him out".

Bauer's last start against NY came on August 30, a 2-1 win in which he pitched six innings, giving up one run on four hits with four strikeouts and four walks. That was when Andrew Miller became more than a late-inning reliever. He allowed six earned runs on six hits with two strikeouts and five walks over 4 2/3 innings in a 9-6 home loss to the Rays his final regular season start.

Have a look at LeBron shouting out his Cleveland Indians brothers all the way through the World Series past year. The pen combined for 8.2 innings, allowing just one run and striking out 13. A Nationals-Astros World Series could pit Justin Verlander against Max Scherzer. The weather forecast calls for a 30 percent chance of rain.