- Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer hurled a baseball over the center field fence from the mound after surrendering a two-run single on Sunday. The hit knotted things up between the Kansas City Royals and Indians in the bottom of the fifth.
- Manager Terry Francona was visibly displeased with Bauer’s behaviour when he removed him from the game. Bauer immediately apologised to his manager.
- The Indians lost to the Royals 9-6.
- After the game, Bauer apologised for his actions and called them “childish.”
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Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer has been the subject of trade conversations as the July 31 deadline approaches.
If Sunday’s start against the Kansas City Royals was his last in a Cleveland uniform, it won’t be remembered positively.
During the bottom of the fifth inning and leading 5-3, Bauer gave up a two-run single to Royals second baseman Nicky Lopez to tie things up. He was charged with eight runs (seven earned) in 4 ⅓ innings of work as the Indians fell 9-6.
Frustrated with the play, Bauer chucked the ball at the netting behind home plate, but he didn’t stop there. As manager Terry Francona headed to the mound to remove him from the game, Bauer turned towards center field and launched the ball over the fence.
Never seen that before. Trevor Bauer gave up two runs and chucked the ball into the netting behind home plate out of anger after the play. Terry Francona then came out to get him and before he left, he launched the ball over the center field wall from the mound.
— Mandy Bell (@MandyBell02) July 28, 2019
Bauer immediately apologised to Francona when he met him off the mound, but Francona was visibly displeased with the behaviour.
— FOX Sports Kansas City (@FSKansasCity) July 28, 2019
Francona addressed the outburst after the game, saying what the two discussed was “just between us.”
“We certainly discussed it, as we should, and he talked to the team,” Francona said.
Bauer opened his postgame press conference with an apology. He said he understands that he put people in danger with the action and was glad no one was hurt. Kauffman Stadium has no seats in center field, which kept fans out of harm’s way.
“It was unbecoming. It was childish and unprofessional,” Bauer said. “There’s no place for it in the game … I want to be clear that my frustrations were with myself and my inability to stop the situation and keep my team in the game.”
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