Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Fresh off no-hit start, Bauer faces Sox on JRD

The Indians and White Sox wrap up their quick two-games set in Cleveland on Wednesday before each having an off-day Thursday. Trevor Bauer, who threw six no-hit innings his first outing, will receive the start for Cleveland, facing off against Chicago's John Danks. Jackie Robinson Day will be recognized across the league.
Things to know
• The game is set for a 12:10 p.m. ET start -- the earliest either team has played this year. Bauer has fared far better in day games. He's posted a 3.06 ERA in 15 career day starts, opposed to a 5.30 ERA in 20 night starts.
• Danks is the fourth consecutive left-handed starter the Indians will face. They have just a .514 OPS against left-handed pitching this season, with a .690 OPS against right-handed pitching. Danks allowed four runs over 5 2/3 innings in his first start this year.
• Bauer and the White Sox lineup make for an interesting pair. Bauer walked five batters in his first start, and he owns a career 11.1 BB% -- well above the league average. The White Sox, meanwhile, have walked fewer times than any team in baseball this season.

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