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Sunday, October 07, 2018

Trevor Bauer’s combative Twitter persona comes back to haunt him vs. Alex Bregman

If there was a list of MLB hitters that Cleveland Indians right-hander Trevor Bauer didn’t want to yield a home run to, Alex Bregman might be near the top. Unfortunately for the outspoken pitcher, that’s exactly what happened in Game 2 of the ALDS.

Facing Bregman in relief during the seventh inning, Bauer allowed a no-doubter off the third baseman that put the Houston Astros up 3-1 in a game that gave them a commanding 2-0 lead in the first round of the MLB playoffs.

The homer was Bregman’s second this series and his sixth homer in four career postseason series. The other pitchers he’s gone deep against? Chris Sale (twice), Clayton Kershaw, Kenley Jansen and Corey Kluber.

In case you need a reminder that using Twitter is a terrible idea…..

QLE Posted: October 07, 2018 at 10:47 AM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: alex bregman, trevor bauer, tweets

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Mike Clevinger joins 200-K club; Cleveland Indians only team with four 200-strikeout pitchers

CLEVELAND, Ohio—Mike Clevinger, on a night when home plate was apparently jumping around, joined the 200-strikeout club to make the Indians the only team in history to have four pitchers with 200 or more strikeouts in one season.

Clevinger reached 200 strikeouts for the first time in his career when Boston center fielder Jack Bradley Jr. was called out on strikes for the second out in the second inning.

In the first two innings, Clevinger threw 47 pitches. He had three walks, four strikeouts and one hit batsman. The Red Sox put the ball in place twice.

Just in time for Terry Francona to either forget to use them or to horribly misuse them in the playoffs!

QLE Posted: September 23, 2018 at 12:01 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: carlos carrasco, corey kluber, indians, mike clevinger, strikeouts, trevor bauer

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Trevor Bauer Might Have Conducted an Experiment

  “There is a problem in baseball right now that has to do with sticky substances and spin rates,” Bauer told reporters….

  “...And it’s my opinion that it is the same argument that was used when steroids were going on in the game. If you just look the other way and you let some people do it, the people who chose not to do it are at a competitive disadvantage. And that’s what’s going on right now.”

If Bauer is right (Big “if,” I know), would an effective crackdown on the sticky substances be a solution to the problem of too many strikeouts?

Nasty Nate Posted: May 03, 2018 at 10:19 AM | 16 comment(s)
  Beats: trevor bauer

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Trevor Bauer insinuates there’s something fishy going on with Astros pitchers and MLB rules

Trevor Bauer hardly feels like the most trustworthy whistleblower, but…

As noted, though Bauer doesn’t straight up say, “the Astros are cheating,” the totality of the message is just that. He’s saying Astros pitchers are using sticky, foreign substances to increase their spin rate, which helps with breaking stuff and velocity, among other things. Let’s take a look.

With fastballs, Justin Verlander is first in spin rate among starting pitchers. On curveballs, Charlie Morton is second among qualified starters after Garrett Richards while Verlander is in the top 10.

Baldrick Posted: May 01, 2018 at 02:30 PM | 41 comment(s)
  Beats: cheating, houston astros, spin rate, trevor bauer

 

 

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