The Cleveland Indians are riding high heading into Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night. On Tuesday they were able to keep the offense of the Chicago Cubs in check and come away with a 6-0 victory. Although things started off very well for the Indians, there are a few pesky questions that will still be a concern heading into Game 2. The most important question may be how many innings can they get from starting pitcher Trevor Bauer.

A lot riding on a little finger

Bauer was only able to pitch 2/3 of an inning when he faced the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series last Monday.

A few days before that start he suffered an injury to the pinky on his pitching hand when he was playing with a drone. That injury required stitches and those stitches opened up during the game and blood came pouring out of his finger. Indians fans are hoping for a longer and less gruesome outing from their 25-year-old hurler.

The Indians bullpen may be a little bit thin because lefty Andrew Miller may not be available after having to throw 46 pitches to get through two innings of work on Tuesday.

Rain, rain go away

The weather will also play a role in Game 2 as rain is in the forecast and things are supposed to get worse as the night goes along. MLB even pushed up the start time of the game one hour in hopes of fitting the game in on Wednesday and staying on schedule.

The rain could wreak havoc with the pitchers if the game stops and then starts up again. If the delay lasts too long the pitcher's arm could stiffen up and they are gone for the rest of the game and then once again Cleveland could really miss having Miller available.

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Time to test Arrieta

The Chicago Cubs will send 2015 N.L. Cy Young Award winner Jake Arrieta to the mound for Game 2. Just like Jon Lester in Game 1, Arrieta has had his problems holding runners. If the Indians are able to get on base they likely will try to put pressure on Arrieta by being aggressive on the basepaths.

Arrieta is coming off a loss in his last start allowing four runs in just five innings of work against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLCS.

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