Trevor Bauer didn't have his best stuff during his start on Sunday, getting lit up by the Royals for 7 runs on 9 hits across 4.1 innings of work. When Terry Francona came to fetch the ball from him and end his day's work, Bauer had a meltdown of epic proportions, chucking the ball over the center field wall from the mound.
Here is the throw before Bauer left pic.twitter.com/3KMzx6StHF— Cody Tapp (@codybtapp) July 28, 2019
Bauer's night concluded after a two-run single from Nicky Lopez, and the hurler was clearly frustrated. This honestly may have been his best throw of the night.
You can really see the fury in his eyes as he prepares to heave that ball all the way out of the outfield.
Trevor Bauer, In-Game Long Toss. pic.twitter.com/ZJnWFE19fx— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) July 28, 2019
Bauer's had some incidents in which his temper has flared in the past, but it's never resulted in a meltdown quite like this.
Never seen that before. Trevor Bauer gave up two runs and chucked the ball into the netting behind home plate out of anger after the play. Terry Francona then came out to get him and before he left, he launched the ball over the center field wall from the mound.— Mandy Bell (@MandyBell02) July 28, 2019
This is truly a bizarre incident and it remains to be seen whether the Indians will discipline their starter for his actions. I'm sure Francona isn't pleased about what went down.