Trevor Bauer has accomplished lots of talking this offseason.
But on Monday, the Cleveland Indians’ commencing pitcher designed sounds in a various way.
Having the mound in Goodyear for his 2019 Spring Training debut, Bauer set forth an efficient effort and hard work, enabling just 1 strike and 1 stroll about the class of 3 innings in which he tallied a overall of 18 pitches.
What was distinctive about this outing for the suitable-hander, nevertheless, was that he was mic’d up for it, furnishing an inside glimpse at what goes into 1 of the polarizing pitcher’s starts off. Footage from Bauer’s commence was captured and later on shared by his creation organization, Momentum, which aims to give “participant driven content material, for the enthusiast.”
Around the class of the 3-minute and 46-second clip, Bauer can be observed and heard chatting with lovers as he indications autographs, throwing his signature pre-video game prolonged toss, talking about pitching indications with an unidentified catcher, investing pitching strategies with fellow starter Carlos Carrasco and probably most notably, talking to himself while on the mound.
“Ninety-two only, huh? That ain’t gonna engage in,” Bauer claims, referencing the pitching radar after 1 of his tosses. “Ninety-1, eh? That ain’t gonna engage in possibly.”
Bauer then proceeded to capture Texas Rangers catcher Jose Trevino off-guard with a changeup, for what was 1 of his two strikeouts recorded on the working day.
“Which is gonna engage in nevertheless,” Bauer exclaimed. “The good ‘ol suitable on suitable modify-up.”
In 28 appearances final season — 27 starts off — Bauer amassed a 12-6 report to go along with a job-very best 2.21 Era and 221 strikeouts. If the 28-calendar year-old’s to start with Spring Training commence was any indicator, we should be seeing — and hearing — lots additional from the 28-calendar year-outdated starter in 2019.