Apr 28, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcherDrew Hutchison
(36) pitches during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
Game 4: Drew Hutchison (2-0, 6.67 ERA) vs Trevor Bauer (2-0, 1.80 ERA)
Hutch has been Jekyll and Hyde this season. He was brilliant in his first start in New York and great in his start at home against Baltimore…the other 5….eeeeehh a bit dodgy to say the least. We are all still waiting for Hutchison to take the next step he seemed destined for in Spring Training but he hasn’t got there yet. He has given up a lot of hits and more than his share of walks hence his WHIP of 1.52. He has the capabilities to be a great number 2 or 3, he just has to fine tune and battle through the games where he doesn’t have his best stuff. The jury is still out as to which Hutch we are going to see from game to game.
The kid has finally started to come into his own. The 24 year old Bauer has been coveted for a few years and shown glimpses of his potential. The 3rd pick overall in the 2011 draft has settled down his mechanics and has got extra life on his fastball this year, touching 97 at times. His WHIP is 1.12 and has given up only 15 hits in 25 innings so far in 2015. If the injury issues with his back are settled we may be seeing another potential Cy Young candidate down the road.