Trevor Bauer enjoys playing with his drones. We also hear that he sometimes pitches in baseball games, when not bleeding profusely from the hand.
We’re kidding, of course. Bauer had been a valuable part of the Cleveland Indians rotation most of the season before a freak accident occurred ahead of the ALCS that saw him slice open the pinky on his pitching hand while repairing his drone. He received ten stitches and his scheduled start in Game Two was pushed back a couple days to Game Three. Unfortunately for the banged up Cleveland pitching staff (starters Carlos Carrasco and Danny Salazar are both injured), the extra days weren’t enough. Bauer lasted just two-thirds of an inning before being forced out of the game when his finger started bleeding all over the place.
Fortunately for the Indians, however, the bullpen came through in a big way and the Blue Jays offense continued to be missing in action. The Tribe would grind out a 4-2 win using seven different pitchers to take a commanding 3-0 series lead. After the final out, Bauer made sure to remind Toronto fans of that fact.
At least he used his healthy hand for the gesture, sparring fans another look at his horror show of a pinky. Cleveland will try to sweep the series and book their spot in the World Series when Game Four goes down Tuesday afternoon in Toronto.