Seeing is believing: Bauer shuts eye, pitches shutout ball
Bauer wound up pitching three scoreless innings with the creative approach, striking out three while allowing two hits and a walk. Known for speaking his mind and going his own way, Bauer said he regularly shuts one eye during bullpen sessions and other workouts. METS 6, ASTROS 1 (6)Jacob deGrom pitched two scoreless innings in his spring debut, striking out three and allowing one hit. AdBLUE JAYS 7, PHILLIES 1 (7)Newcomer Tanner Roark made his first start for Toronto, allowing one hit in two scoreless innings. Jorge López threw three scoreless innings with three strikeouts.
What to expect from Lance McCullers post-Tommy John surgery
The Astros missed McCullers in 2019 while he was recovering from Tommy John surgery, performed in November 2018. Lance McCullers Jr.Pre-Tommy John surgery: 3.67 ERA/3.24 FIP in 80 starts over four seasons, averaging 113 IP per year. Tommy John surgery: Nov. 6, 2018Return to action: Presumed July 25, 2020 (20 months out)The pitchers who have had Tommy John Surgery relatively recently, and are closest in situation to McCullers are Lance Lynn, Joe Ross, Alex Cobb and Shelby Miller. He has a 4.72 ERA post-Tommy John surgery and his strikeout rate never recovered despite the freer swinging of todays game. Miller has yet to recover from Tommy John surgery, or whatever ailed him starting in 2016.