TBS Shows Horrific Shot Of Trevor Bauer's Mangled Pinky

TORONTO ON- OCTOBER 17 Cleveland Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer drips blood off his injured finger in the first inning. He had to leave the game.
The Toronto Blue Jays lost to the Cleveland Indians 4-2 at the Rogers Centre in Toronto. This was the

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer (47) has the cut on his finger looked at during the first inning in Game 3 of baseball's American League Championship Series against the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016.

Francona said if there was a "malfunction" with Bauer's finger in Game 3, then Corey Kluber could come back on short rest for Game 4 on Tuesday and also be available for a potential Game 7.

Just one team in the history of baseball has won a best-of-seven postseason series after being down three games to none.

Cleveland manager Terry Francona confirmed on the TBS broadcast of Game 3 that Kluber will get the call on three days' rest.

Thanks to the work from Kluber and a dominant bullpen, the Tribe have placed the Jays in position where their only way to their first World Series in 23 years would be to join the 2004 Red Sox in info-graphic lore by coming back from a 3-0 series deficit. It's one of "eight or 10" that make up his "fleet", and a lot of them need constant upkeep.

OCT 15 2016 Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona looks on before the game against the Toronto Blue Jays and the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field in Cleveland OH. Cleveland defeated Toronto 2-1
TBS Shows Horrific Shot Of Trevor Bauer's Mangled Pinky

The 24-year-old spent most of the 2016 season pitching for Cleveland's triple-A Columbus team, where he posted a 3.70 ERA in 143.1 innings as a starter.

Bauer had to leave the game, probably because the Jays didn't want the mechanical engineering major throwing blood balls their way.

"When I went out there the first thing I saw was blood on the rubber", said Francona. "And it helps when every single player we've talked to just says, 'OK'". He would then be set up to start Game 7 should the series extend that far.

Salazar, who is not on the ALCS roster because of forearm issues, threw to hitters on the field at the end of Cleveland's workout Sunday.

After Monday's 4-2 victory, the Indians are within one win of their first pennant since 1997.

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