The struggles has lead to chatter on social media calling for the Indians to call up power hitting lefthander prospect Bobby Bradley.
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) June 15, 2019
Friday night may be a turning point for the 23-year old. The lefthanded slugger hit for the cycle in the Indians 13-4 win over the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Bauers feat was the first time since 2016 a tribe player, Rajai Davis, hit for the cycle.
A night @JakeBauers11 will never forget.
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Two of the hits took place in an eight-run fourth inning. Bauers singled and tripled in the inning. He doubled and drove home a run in the second inning to begin his big night.
Bauers home run to right in the top of the eighth capped off the night for both himself and his teammates.
Jake Bauers is the 9th player in Indians history to hit for the cycle & 3rd player this season.
With Shohei Ohtani's cycle last night, this is the 3rd instance in MLB history with cycles in back-to-back days and 5th instance of multiple cycles in a 2-day span. (h/t @EliasSports)
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 15, 2019
His average jumped 13 points from .209 to .222. Bauers is the ninth player in Indians history to hit for the cycle.