Bauer Power! Rookie limits LA to 2 hits in 6 innings for 1st win
The pressure had to be adding up for young Trevor Bauer. Bauer lost his first two starts in the majors with poor performances however came out yesterday meeting the expectations of greatness that we have all been waiting for.
Bauer lead the Dbacks to a 7-1 win over the National League West-leading Dodgers lasting 6 innings while allowing 2 hits, 1 walk , 6 strike outs and no runs. He threw 96 pitches ( 60 for strikes). Beating the Dodgers 3 out of 4 games in this series is a big boost leading into the all star break. The Dbacks now have four well deserved days off with momentum, confidence and great anticipation for Bauer’s next performance. The Dbacks are in great position to start the 2nd half of the season. They are only 4 games behind the Dodgers.
Justin Upton is coming out of a sub par season and was only a home run away from having a “cycle”. Upton went 3 for 4 with a single, double and tripple. Paul Goldschmidet continues to play well going 2 for 3 with a double and home run and batting .302.
Even though, the Dbacks have experienced key injuries this year, manager Kirk Gibson has said “this is a game of adjustments”. Gibson, one of the best managers in baseball will make the appropriate adjustments which will create a path of success for the Dbacks.