Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer has sustained a cut on his right pinky finger, one bad enough that it required stitches. As a result, Bauer, who was scheduled to start Game 2 of the ALCS against the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday, is instead being pushed back to start Game 3 on Monday.
Bauer apparently suffered the injury while doing repair work to one of his drones, because how else would a baseball player hurt himself?
For a rotation already missing Carlos Carrasco and Danny Salazar, and with Corey Kluber having recently missed time as well, another injury is not great news. We have to hope the cut doesn’t cause any lingering problems that effect him after his return. If the injury proves worse than currently expected, and Bauer needs more time to recover, the Tribe's rotation could be Kluber, Josh Tomlin, bullpen day, random fan from crowd. Yikes.
Being pushed back to Game 3 means that instead of being at Progressive Field, Bauer would instead be making his ALCS debut at the Rogers Centre, which could help Bauer reach maximum levels of hype, at least if his Twitter timeline from yesterday is any indication.