Dodgers: Trevor Bauer unravels after six no-hit innings vs Rockies
What a debut it’s been for Trevor Bauer, but another division-rival Trevor had to stop a historic moment in its tracks.
The Los Angeles Dodgers were pummeling the Colorado Rockies 10-0 and Bauer had six no-hit innings under his belt. But then came the seventh.
Shortstop Trevor Story led things off and pounced on a Bauer fastball. He ripped a single into left field to break up the no-no. Bummer.
And it seems the whole “third time through the order” thing still applies to some of the best pitchers in the game. Because after that single, Bauer allowed a home run, a walk and another homer. Just like that, it was 10-4.
And just like that, Bauer’s night ended. His line after six no-hit innings ended up looking like this:
- 6.1 innings, 4ER, 3H (2HR), 2BB, 10K
Not a quality start, but fans have to like what they saw. Bauer looked untouchable until the Rockies strung together those hits and the right-hander built up some good donation money with that strikeout total. He pledged to donate $1,000 per strikeout to various non-profits throughout the year.
However, once the seventh rolled around, Bauer looked fatigued. By the time he was removed from the game, he was at 96 pitches. His arsenal looked as sharp as ever, but the Rox caught up to it after he stymied them two full times through the lineup.
The right-hander had plenty of support despite being on the road and losing control. Coors Field was packed with Dodgers fans, who gave him a standing ovation as he left the mound.
Though his ERA will be a 5.68 until his next start, Bauer’s highly-anticipated Dodgers debut certainly wasn’t a letdown. He displayed exactly what he’s capable of bringing to this rotation, which was already championship-caliber to begin with.
He still needs time to build up his stamina after the shortened 2020, so the fatigue which led to his unraveling is a “problem” that’s easily fixable with time.
It didn’t end the way Dodgers fans or Bauer had hoped, but 98% of it was what everyone was waiting to see from the reigning NL Cy Young winner.