CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Trevor Bauer's pinky is not going to bleed all over the mound in Game 2 of the World Series, the pitcher promised Tuesday.
"I was able to execute all my pitches to a high level, and I'm really encouraged by it," he said. "I feel like I'm on regular preparation for my start tomorrow."
Indians manager Terry Francona agrees that Bauer is ready.
"I was confident last week, and I said that I didn't think the finger was going to get in the way, and I'm going to say the same thing again this week," Francona said. "And if it doesn't work, I'm going to make the doctor come up here and talk to you guys. They've learned a few things over the week that will help. I don't think that finger's going to be the reason he wins or loses."
Bauer will start Game 2 on Wednesday, which was pushed up to 7:08 p.m. over rain concerns.
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