It's hard to understand how the Arizona Diamondbacks rookie— and No. 3 overall draft in 2011— could pull anything after watching his pre -game stretching ritual.
Bauer— who was called up from Triple-A Reno earlier in the day— did all kinds of stretches, yoga poses and foul pole-to-foul pole tosses before the game and even had the catcher move back from the plate so he could let his warm-up pitches really fly.
After Bauer threw his first major league pitch, the excited 21-year old retrieved the ball as a keepsake but tossed it into the Atlanta Braves dugout by mistake.
Fortunately for Bauer, Chris Young hit a tie breaking homer in the ninth inning, giving Arizona a 3-2 victory over Atlanta.
The former-UCLA star allowed five hits, three walks, and struck out three batters in four innings. Bauer threw 42 of his 74 pitches for strikes.
Next time Bauer does his pre-game warmups, he should work those inner thigh muscles just a little more.