Cleveland Pitcher Trevor Bauer Leaves Game 3 with Blood Gushing from His Injured Finger (Video + Pic)
Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer was originally scheduled to start Game 2 of the ALCS against the Blue Jays on Saturday. However, on Friday he sliced open the pinky finger on his pitching hand while repairing a drone, and the injury required a number of stitches. So manager Terry Francona pushed his start to Game 3 of Monday in Toronto.
Unfortunately for Bauer, the extra two days was not enough time for the gash to sufficiently heal. Midway through the first inning of Game 3, the stitches popped open and his finger started gushing blood, and the Indians had no choice but to remove him and go to the bullpen for the final 25 outs.
Here’s the video, which you probably shouldn’t watch if blood makes you squeamish:
If that wasn’t gross enough for you, here are some photos:
The sight of blood out there on the mound reminded a lot of people of Curt Schilling and his bloody sock from Game 6 of the 2004 ALCS between the Red Sox and Yankees.
What did Schilling think of that comparison?
Please don’t tweet at me about Bauer.He cost himself a start, likely more, AND his teammates, and fans, dicking around with a drone. #stupid
— Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) October 18, 2016
Didn’t care for it!
The good news for Bauer and the Indians is that his disgusting finger did not cost them the game. The Cleveland bullpen held the Jays to just two runs, and the Indians now have a 3-0 stranglehold on the ALCS.
The only team to ever come back from a 3-0 series deficit in the history of Major League Baseball? Curt Schilling’s 2004 Red Sox, of course.