Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Trevor Bauer has a lot of expectations heaped upon him. However, since his call-up, he has been largely ineffective. He is 1-2 in four starts with an ERA of 6.06. He is striking out guys at a decent clip -- 17 in 16 innings and a third, but what is the issue are the walks.
He has walked 13 batters, a rate of 7.16 every nine innings. That just does not cut it in the major leagues. As a result, one local media member -- John Gambodoro or Arizona Sports 620 -- thinks that Bauer might not be in the majors for long right now.
Would not be surprised if Trevor Bauer is sent down to the minors to work on cutting down on his walks.— John Gambadoro (@Gambo620) July 18, 2012
I have always thought that Bauer would end up getting sent back down to work on things.
Josh Collmenter or Patrick Corbin (currently in Triple-A ) could easily step in to the rotation, with the other filling the long relief role.
At this point, with the D-backs struggling to stay in contention for the division, it might be time to make that move.
Bauer is going to be good. It just might not be this season.
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