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The Trevor Bauer drama continues.
The Cleveland Indians pitcher was the Tribe’s scheduled pitcher for Game 2 of the American League Championship Series against the Toronto Blue Jays before being scratched from the start after cutting his pinky finger working on his drone.
Bauer finally took the mound Monday night for Game 3 at the Rogers Centre in Toronto and attempted to pitch, but the uncovered wound started bleeding and dribbling down his fingers while holding the ball. He attempted to pitch, but the wound ultimately forced him out of the ballgame after just 2/3 of an inning and 21 pitches.
Yikes. Can someone get this guy a Band-Aid or something?
Despite Bauer’s early exit, the Indians — behind tremendous relief pitching and masterful managing from Terry Francona — won Game 3 and lead the series 3-0 entering Game 4 on Tuesday.
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