Oakland vs Cleveland by Sors
The right-hander went 2-2 with a 5.40 ERA in seven starts after the All-Star break, but threw eight solid innings in the last of them, allowing 5 hits and 2 runs with a career-high thirteen strikeouts of a 3-2 home win against Toronto last Friday.
There is actually something else that should be taken into account here: Bauer obviously feels more comfortable on the road than at Progressive Field, as he’s posted a 4.31 ERA in eleven home starts this season compared to a 3.33 ERA in nine road contests.The 25-year-old righty went 10-7 with a 3.29 ERA over his last twenty two road starts.
Bauer went 0-0 with a 2.25 ERA in two career starts versus Oakland, surrendering 4 hits and 1 run despite walking four through 6 2/3 innings in his lone start at Oakland Coliseum on Aug. 2, 2015, with six strikeout (1-2).He yielded 5 hits and 3 runs (two earned), while walking two and striking out four over 5 1/3 innings in his most recent start against the A’s, a 5-3 win at Progressive Field on July 29.
Oakland’s offense exploded for 9 runs and 13 hits in Tuesday’s 9-1 victory, but this offensive outburst is rather accidental, given the fact that the A’s were limited to three or fewer runs in twelve of their last eighteen games.
The A’s will send Kendall Graveman (8-8 with a 4.09 ERA) to the mound for Wednesday’s series finale.
The 25-year-old righty is coming off the best start of his career, as he pitched a complete game against the White Sox last Friday, limiting them to just 2 hits of a 9-0 win at U.S. Cellular Field, with five strikeouts.
Graveman, however, is not exactly an example of consistency, as the right-hander pitched two complete games in his last six starts, but gave up four or more runs in three of the other five.
One of those five games was against the Indians, on July 29, when he gave up 6 hits and 4 runs (three earned) over 6 1/3 innings of a 3-5 loss at Progressive Field.Gravemen is 0-2 with a 3.38 ERA in three career starts versus Cleveland.
Mike Napoli (0-for-6) and Jason Kipnis (1-for-7) have struggled against him, but Francisco Lindor is hitting .500 (4-for-8), with a double and a walk off Graveman, Carlos Santana is 3-for-9 with a solo home run, Brandon Guyer is 3-for-9, with a double and an RBI, while Lonnie Chisenhall is 2-for-6 with a double.
I think that the Cleveland Indians will manage to win that game.
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