Bauer leaves in first inning after blood drips from finger

  • Bauer leaves in first inning after blood drips from finger

Bauer leaves in first inning after blood drips from finger

Remember when pitcher Trevor Bauer of the Cleveland Indians had to leave Game 3 of the ALCS because a cut on his finger was bleeding through a band-aid and all over the place?

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona said Tuesday morning that video showing him extending the middle finger to a camera during Game 3 of the American League Championship Series on Monday night against the Toronto Blue Jays was a "nervous habit" and not intentional.

"It's awesome that they trust me", the 24-year-old Merritt said.

Please visit our SB Nation Blue Jays site Bluebird Banter and Indians site Let's Go Tribe. If Bauer does not pitch deep into the game, Kluber will start Tuesday on short rest. "I'm just going to go out there and have fun, enjoy it, and try to give my team the best chance to win".

Bauer had his start pushed back from Game 2 to Game 3 after cutting his finger repairing his drone.

Francona says he had to see a dentist after Monday night's game because of a mishap earlier in the night.

"When I went out there the first thing I saw was blood on the rubber", said Francona.

For the Jays to do that, they'd nearly certainly have to see Kluber again - either as a starter in Game 7 or out of the bullpen at some point. "Then that would allow Kluber to pitch a Game 7 if need be".

The Cleveland starting rotation has had to be revamped due to late-season injuries to Carlos Carrasco and Danny Salazar.

Cleveland Indians first baseman Mike Napoli stands on the on deck circle during batting practice before Game 3 of baseball's American League Championship Series against the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016.