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Friday, February 21, 2020

Trevor Bauer removed from no-hitter bid after 117 pitches

Trevor Bauer

Trevor Bauer put together another impressive outing for the Cleveland Indians, though he may not be too happy over the way things unfolded.

Bauer held the Toronto Blue Jays hitless through seven innings on Thursday night. However, he walked six, hit a batter, struck out eight, and left due to an elevated pitch count (117). He was replaced by Jon Edwards in the eighth inning.

Bauer is a workhorse pitcher who has wanted to pitch on three days’ rest rather than four and is not bothered by pitch counts. This is what he trains for. But the Indians probably wanted to show restraint in only his second start of the season.

Through two starts — each of seven innings — Bauer has only allowed one hit and one run this season while striking out 17. He may be on his way to the Cy Young Award he has long coveted.

As for the Jays, this is their second time this season being no-hit by a starter. Rebuilding has its consequences.

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