With so much talk about when Arizona Diamondbacks pitching prospect is going to get called up to the major leagues this season, it is easy to forget that he is not going to be completely dominating every single start. Such was the case in his start this past week for the D-backs' Triple-A affiliate Reno Aces. He got the win, improving to 4-0 with Reno and 11-1 overall in both Reno and Double-A Mobile, but he had his least impressive performance this season.
In five innings of work, he allowed four runs on 10 hits. He walked two and only struck out two. He threw 92 pitches, 58 for strikes.
After the fifth inning, the score was tied at four, but his teammates picked him up by adding four runs in the top of the sixth. They went on to win the game 13-5 at home.
This may just be a blip on the radar, but it does show that Bauer is, in fact, mortal, and that he definitely has some things to work on still.
Even still, we know that he will get his chance in the majors some time this season.
He is scheduled to pitch next in Tacoma.
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