Trevor Bauer SP CLE 6 Days

Bauer struck out nine and scattered four hits and three walks over six scoreless innings against the Astros on Sunday to earn his fifth win of the season.

Bauer (5-7) needed 115 pitches (73 for strikes) to get through six-plus innings, but lowered his ERA to 4.18 with the scoreless outing. The 23-year-old right-hander needs to work on his control to limit his pitch count and work deeper into games, but with 114 strikeouts in 118.1 innings this season, it's clear he can be effective at the Major League level. Bauer lines up to face the Royals in Kansas City for his next scheduled start on Saturday.

Trevor Bauer SP CLE 11 Days

Bauer lasted just 4.2 innings, allowing five runs on four hits and two walks, while striking out four batters in picking up a no-decision in Tuesday's game against the Twins.

After a fine performance his last time out on August 13 (where he tossed eight solid innings, giving up just two runs on four hits and two walks), Bauer had a bit of a setback Tuesday. Bauer has been an inconsistent pitcher all year and now has a 4.57 ERA and 1.42 WHIP, albeit with a solid 105 strikeouts in 112.1 innings pitched. His next start is scheduled for Sunday at home against the Astros.

Trevor Bauer SP CLE 16 Days

Bauer covered a career-high eight innings Wednesday vs. the Diamondbacks, striking out nine batters and giving up two runs. He didn't factor into the decision in the Indians' 3-2 victory in the first game of a doubleheader.

Matching up against the organization that selected him third overall in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, Bauer was dominant from the get-go, facing the minimum 15 batters over his first five innings. He would lose a no-hit bid in the sixth and was generally less sharp over his final three frames, but it nonetheless amounted to one of the 23-year-old's best outings of the season. He's been a little inconsistent over his 18 starts this season, but it's well within his capacity to carve up an opposing lineup in this manner on any given day.

Trevor Bauer SP CLE 26 Days

Bauer gave up three runs on six hits and four walks over 7.1 innings Sunday against the Rangers. He struck out four batters and did not factor into the decision.

Trevor Bauer SP CLE 1 Month

Trevor Bauer was hit hard by the Mariners on Tuesday, surrendering five runs over 4 1/3 innings en route to a loss.

Bauer had been on a streak of four consecutive quality starts, but the Mariners were able to rip five extra-base hits -- including a Mike Zunino home run -- off of the right-hander. He allowed eight hits overall along with a walk and three strikeouts. Bauer will take a 4.25 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP into Sunday's home start against the Rangers.

Trevor Bauer SP CLE 1 Month

Trevor Bauer notched a quality start with three runs allowed over six innings but took a loss against the Twins Wednesday.

He struck out seven on the day but surrendered an RBI single in the third, an RBI double in the fifth and a home run in the sixth. Bauer gave up six hits and walked a pair on the day. It was the right-hander's fourth straight quality start, as he's lowered his ERA from 4.42 to 3.93 over that stretch. He'll take on the Mariners at home next week.

Trevor Bauer SP CLE 2 Months

Trevor Bauer notched a career-high 10 strikeouts while tossing 6 2/3 shutout innings but took a no-decision in the Indians' 3-2 win over the White Sox Sunday.

He gave up eight hits and walked three, getting removed after 117 pitches following a two-out single by Jose Abreu in the seventh. Bauer has been up-and-down since the beginning of June but finishes the first half having allowed just two earned runs over his last two outings. He'll bring a 3.84 ERA with 70 strikeouts over 72 2/3 innings into the All-Star break.

Trevor Bauer SP CLE 2 Months

Trevor Bauer improved to 3-4, allowing three runs (two earned) in seven innings as the Indians walked away with a 5-3 win against the Yankees on Tuesday.

Bauer has been consistent, at least, allowing three or four runs in each of his last seven outings. He was able to outduel Masahiro Tanaka on Tuesday, affording the Yankees only four hits while walking two and striking out six. The promising right-hander carries a 4.23 ERA, a 1.39 ERA, and a 60/24 K/BB ratio. Bauer will face the White Sox at home to lead his team into the All-Star break.

Trevor Bauer SP CLE 2 Months

Trevor Bauer gave up four earned runs over 6 1/3 innings Saturday as the Indians fell to the Tigers.

Bauer escaped with a no-decision because the Tigers won in extras. The young right-hander gave up eight hits -- including three home runs -- and issued two walks in the rough outing at a sold-out Progressive Field. Bauer has a rough 4.40 ERA and 1.43 WHIP on the season.

Trevor Bauer SP CLE 3 Months

Trevor Bauer picked up a win after allowing three runs in 6 2/3 innings Monday against the Angels.

It's surprising just how average Bauer's results have been since he joined the Indians rotation last month; he's allowed between two and four runs in each of his six starts. We were expecting more boom and bust, given his history. Still, while the 4.20 ERA and 1.40 WHIP are hardly spectacular, the 42/16 K/BB ratio on 40 2/3 innings is pretty nice. It's worth sticking with him in mixed leagues.