Nyjer Morgan called up, Trevor Bauer throws another gem

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As injuries amount and the rotation is being molded, the Cleveland Indians made another move on Sunday, recalling outfielder Nyjer Morgan from Columbus while optioning reliever Nick Hagadone down Interstate 71.

Prior to being sent down to make room for Jason Giambi, Morgan was on fire at the top of the Indians’ lineup, hitting .348 with three stolen bases and four runs scored. In Columbus, though hitting safely in his last four games, Morgan has hit .200 (12-60) with four runs, four doubles, one home run and seven runs batted in.

Earlier this season, WFNY discussed Morgan’s early-season successes, but did not account for the poor defense that was amongst the worst in the league (in DRS) prior to his demotion.

On the bump, Clippers starting pitcher Trevor Bauer tossed another masterpiece on Saturday, throwing seven shutout innings. Bauer has a 1.10 ERA, 1.010 WHIP, and a 8.5 K/9 for the season, holding opposing batters to a ridiculous slash line of .203/.267/.261. In 32 2/3 innings or work, Bauer has fanned 31 while walking just nine.

As reported earlier this week, Josh Tomlin will draw the start on Tuesday—one he has more than earned. If he—or anyone else—were to struggle, it shouldn’t be too long before Bauer draws another shot.

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  • Tron

    I like that we are taking our time with Bauer. Let him get comfortable with where he’s at before expecting similar results in the show.

    Also, Corey Kluber.