Trevor Bauer to start Game 4 on short rest for the Indians

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Trevor Bauer dominated the Yankees in Game 1 one of the ALDS, allowing just two hits while striking out eight over six and two-thirds scoreless innings. He’ll get the call again in Game 4, Terry Francona announced last night. Bauer will be pitching on three days’ rest for the first time in his career.

Opposing him will be Luis Severino. Severino has not pitched since the Wild Card Game, in which he lasted only one third of an inning after allowing three runs on four hits, including a couple of homers to the Twins. That was obviously terrible, but he only threw 29 pitches and will come in to this evening’s matchup with an extra day’s rest on top of it.

In light of all of this you have to figure that the Yankees have an edge in the starting pitching matchup. Not that you can predict anything in the postseason.



Tyler Glasnow scheduled to rejoin Rays’ rotation

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Tyler Glasnow is scheduled to rejoin the rotation at Cleveland after missing nearly 14 months because of Tommy John surgery.

The Rays’ Opening Day starter last year hasn’t pitched this season after undergoing the procedure on Aug. 4, 2021.

“I think we’re pretty confident he’ll be starting for us,” Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said before the game with Toronto. “This is the first time he’s thrown pain-free in quite some time, so he’s encouraged by it.”

The 6-foot-8 right-hander went 5-2 with a 2.66 ERA in 14 starts last year and is a key addition as the Rays near a wild-card spot.

“Compared to the past, like, three years it feels way better as far as postday and the week leading into starts and stuff,” Glasnow said. “It’s good to have an UCL, you know.”

Cash said Glasnow will throw around 45 pitches in his initial outing, which should allow him to go two or three innings.

“Two innings of Glasnow is still a huge plus for our team,” Cash said. “Like to get three innings. If we do, great. If we don’t, that’s fine, too.”

Glasnow allowed one run, one hit, four walks and had 14 strikeouts over seven innings in four starts with Triple-A Durham.

“I’m really excited,” Glasnow said. “I’m approaching it like normal, staying on routine. Feels normal.”

Glasnow signed a two-year, $30.35 million contract that will delay the start of his free agency by one year last month. He’s making $5.1 million this year and will get $5.35 million next season and $25 million in 2024, which is the first year he would have been eligible for free agency.