Kevin Gausman
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2 days ago

Gausman (1-2) was crushed over 5.1 innings, allowing five runs on eight hits (including three home runs) and three walks while striking out four in Sunday's loss to Boston.

EDGE Analysis

The righty has had a rocky April and Sunday was no different. Coming off one of the worst outings of his career -- an eight-out appearance Tuesday in which he allowed eight earned runs to the Reds -- Gausman surrendered four runs in the first inning before capturing his first out. The 26-year-old did settle down after that, pitching three scoreless frames before Mitch Moreland went deep in the fifth. Gausman has just one quality start in his first five games, and owns a disgusting 6.4 K/9 and 5.63 BB/9 through 24 innings. He'll have to take on April once more when he starts versus the Yankees on Saturday.

Kevin Gausman
SP BAL
1 week ago

Gausman (1-1) lasted just 2.2 innings in Cincinnati on Tuesday, giving up eight runs on eight hits and three walks.

EDGE Analysis

Something doesn't smell right about what we're seeing out of Gausman so far. It's not just his unsightly 7.23 ERA and 2.04 WHIP; it's his awful 13:12 K:BB in 18.2 innings. That's a huge departure from last year's 174:47 mark over 179.2 frames. Gausman doesn't seem to be nursing an injury, as his velocity is normal, and he blamed "bad command" and "bad execution" after the game, per Rich Dubroff of PressBoxOnline.com. He's not a drop candidate yet because the upside is so tantalizing, but Gausman should be approached with trepidation heading into Sunday's start against Boston.

Kevin Gausman
SP BAL
2 weeks ago

Gausman (1-0) tossed six innings, allowing one run on five hits and two walks while striking out three in Thursday's victory over Toronto.

EDGE Analysis

Gausman's quality start pushed him to his first victory in nine career appearances at the Rogers Centre. The right-hander did an excellent job eliminate the home-run happy environment by recording 11 of his 18 outs on the ground, including one double play. Thursday's performance was far and away Gausman's best in three starts this season, although he continued to post frustrating K:BB marks. Through 16 innings, the 26-year-old has 11 strikeouts and 9 nine walks. He'll look to capture back-to-back wins when he takes the hill in Cincinnati for his next start on Wednesday.

Kevin Gausman
SP BAL
2 weeks ago

Gausman tossed 4.2 innings, surrendering four runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out four Yankees in a no-decision Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Filling in for Chris Tillman (shoulder) as the team's ace hasn't gone well through two outings for Gausman. The right-hander has allowed 13 hits while posting an 8:7 K:BB through 10 innings so far. He looked uncomfortable to say the least, falling behind hitters (he only threw 12 first-pitch strikes over 24 batters Saturday) and even being called for a balk against the Yankees. Gausman will get the ball again Thursday in Toronto for his next start.

Kevin Gausman
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3 weeks ago

Gausman allowed two runs on five hits and four walks across 5.1 innings Monday against the Blue Jays. He struck out four en route to a no-decision.

EDGE Analysis

Gausman was erratic at times, throwing just 55 percent of his pitches for strikes, but he did not allow an extra-base hit which helped mitigate the effect of the free passes he issued. Walks were not a significant issue for Gausman in 2016, as he posted a 2.4 BB/9, and some of his struggles can be attributed to early-season jitters. He can take some positives from this outing into Sunday's matchup with the Yankees.

Kevin Gausman
SP BAL
1 month ago

Gausman has worked to separate his slider and curveball so that he can throw both this season, Jon Meoli of the Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander used a curveball as his primary offspeed pitch in 2015, but it unintentionally morphed into more of a slider last year. When Gausman takes the mound on Opening Day, he'll have both pitches in his repertoire after spending the winter refining the delivery of each weapon. "This offseason, I started messing with throwing a slider and getting back to the way I threw it in college and being really aggressive with it," Gausman said. "So I've been working on that, and I think the curveball is going to be a good pitch." Coming off a career campaign in which he posted a 3.61 ERA while managing an 8.72 K/9, the 26-year-old has widely been considered a breakout candidate during the 2017 draft season. With an expanded arsenal at his disposal, Gausman appears ready to fulfill the high expectations.

Kevin Gausman
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1 month ago

Gausman will be the Orioles' Opening Day starter, Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Gausman will take the hill on April 3 when the Orioles play host the Blue Jays. It will be the first career Opening Day start for Gausman, who started 30 games last season and posted a 3.61 ERA and 1.28 WHIP across 179.2 innings. Dylan Bundy will follow Gausman in the rotation and toe the rubber for Game 2 of the regular season.

Kevin Gausman
SP BAL
1 month ago

Gausman tossed three innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits and one walk while striking out three in Monday's exhibition game against the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

Gausman tested out his full arsenal while throwing a spring-high 65 pitches. "It seemed like I went to a full count with just about everyone today," Gausman said. The right-hander add that he wasn't enthused with his overall performance, "Any time you throw that many pitches in three innings, you're not going to be happy." Gausman has started three preseason games -- including a WBC-warmup contest against the Dominican Republic -- and has posted solid marks overall. Through eight total innings, the 26-year-old has surrendered two earned runs on four hits and two walks while tallying six punchouts. With Chris Tillman (shoulder) on the mend, Gausman is in line to make his first career Opening Day start on April 3 at home against the Blue Jays.

Kevin Gausman
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2 months ago

Gausman dominated the Dominican Republic team Tuesday, tossing three scoreless innings and not allowing a hit while walking one and striking out one.

EDGE Analysis

Gausman was near perfect against the WBC-bound Dominican Republic team that boasts 25 MLB All-Star appearances among its players. The top of the visiting team's lineup read like a who's who of the game's brightest stars. Mets shortstop Jose Reyes, Gausman's own teammate Manny Machado, and Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano occupied the first three spots. The next three featured sluggers Jose Bautista, Carlos Santana, and Nelson Cruz -- who he struck out with a 96 mph fastball. Gausman is ascending into a top-flight pitcher and is expected to start for the O's on Opening Day (pending the health of Chris Tillman). Although Tuesday's game doesn't count toward Grapefruit League stats, Gausman has now fired a total of five innings while allowing just one hit over two spring games.

Kevin Gausman
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2 months ago

Gausman is the favorite to start Opening Day with Chris Tillman ruled out, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Chris Tillman ruled out for Opening Day with shoulder issues, Gausman has emerged as the frontrunner to takeover the job. The 26-year-old posted a 3.61 ERA with a 174:47 K:BB ratio across 179.2 innings (30 starts) with the Orioles last season.