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Kevin Gausman | Starting Pitcher | #39

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/6/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: LSU
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (4) / BAL
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Kevin Gausman yielded two runs over 6 2/3 innings in a loss to the Astros on Friday.
Gausman gave up solo shots to Jake Marisnick and Carlos Beltran. It was a strong outing on the whole, as he struck out a pair and walked none, but it was enough to put him on the losing side. Gausman still owns an ugly 6.17 ERA on the year, but he has allowed two earned runs or fewer in three out of his last four starts. He’s moving in the right direction, at least. May 26 - 11:38 PM

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Kevin Gausman allowed two earned runs while scattering a season-high 10 hits over six innings in a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Saturday.

Gausman allowed just one walk with five strikeouts while his fastball was clocked regularly at 97-98 mph even into his final inning. "I liked the way he finished the sixth inning. Kevin has been frustrated. We all know he's capable of better and that was," manager Buck Showalter said. Gausman took a step in the right direction, posting his second quality start over his past seven outings.
May 21 - 1:41 AM

Kevin Gausman struggled in a no-decision against the Royals on Sunday, surrendering five runs on nine hits over 3 1/3 innings.

The right-hander walked two and struck out three on the afternoon. After two strong outings his last two times out, this was an unexpected disaster against one of the worst offensive clubs in the American League. All of the damage came in the fourth inning, with a three-run homer by Mike Moustakas provided the bulk of the damage. He'll bring a troublesome 7.19 ERA and 1.86 WHIP into Saturday's matchup against the Blue Jays.
May 14 - 7:27 PM

Kevin Gausman held the Nationals to two runs over seven innings Monday for his second win.

Gausman was ejected in the second inning of his last start Wednesday versus the Red Sox and he looked well-rested in this one, striking out eight batters while issuing only one walk. He held the Nationals off the board until the fifth inning, when Michael Taylor hit an RBI double. Bryce Harper followed in the sixth with an RBI single, but in the end Gausman allowed just five total hits while moving to 2-3 on the year and lowering his ERA from 7.55 to 6.63. We should see more outings like this from the 26-year-old right-hander moving forward.
May 8 - 10:27 PM

Kevin Gausman was ejected from Wednesday's game against the Red Sox in the second inning for hitting Xander Bogaerts in the back.

It was a 76-mph curveball that hit Bogaerts, so the ejection, courtesy home plate umpire Sam Holbrook, was ridiculous. Still, it wasn't shaping up as a very good night for Gausman anyway; the HBP was his 12th ball in his first 20 pitches. Since he barely pitched tonight, he could be moved up in the rotation to start this weekend. The Orioles will have some adjustments to make after using Ubaldo Jimenez in relief tonight.
May 3 - 11:00 PM

Kevin Gausman was handed a no-decision Friday against the Yankees after giving up five runs over six-plus innings.

His ERA actually went up from 7.23 to 7.50. Gausman started out strong, but he ran out of gas toward the end. He gave up three runs in the sixth inning, including a rocket two-run homer off the bat of Aaron Judge. After Austin Romine reached to begin the bottom of the seventh, Gausman was pulled for Vidal Nuno, who served up a grand slam to Jacoby Ellsbury. Gausman was still in position for the win before the Yankees staged a late comeback and eventually won in extras. It’s been a weird start to the season for Gausman. He struck out just three batters on Friday and hasn’t topped four strikeouts in any of his six starts on the year. Gausman lines up for a start against the Red Sox in Fenway Park next and probably needs to be benched in mixed leagues until he shows signs of improvement.
Apr 28 - 11:36 PM

Kevin Gausman was hammered for five earned runs in 5 1/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Red Sox.

Gausman got knocked around Tuesday against the Reds and again had trouble putting batters away on Sunday. Boston tagged the right-hander for eight hits, including three home runs. Gausman also walked three. We wouldn't go dropping him yet, but he's currently sporting a brutal 7.50 ERA and 2.04 WHIP in five starts covering 24 innings. A road start at Yankee Stadium is next.
Apr 23 - 5:17 PM

Kevin Gausman didn’t have it Tuesday, getting throttled for eight runs over 2 2/3 innings in a loss to the Reds.

He lasted one out longer than the shortest outing of his career (9/2/15 versus the Rays). The Reds loaded the bases on Gausman both in the first and second innings, and Adam Duvall provided the big blow with a grand slam in the second. The righty was pulled after yielding a two-out double to Jose Peraza in the third and Vidal Nuno promptly served up a two-run shot to Joey Votto, which meant another run charged to Gausman’s ledger. Gausman holds a disappointing 7.23 ERA and 13/12 K/BB ratio over his first 18 2/3 innings and will try to get back on track on Sunday versus the Red Sox.
Apr 18 - 10:37 PM

Kevin Gausman earned his first win of the season Thursday, allowing one run over six innings in a 2-1 victory over the Blue Jays.

Like many others have in the season's first few weeks, Gausman took advantage of the slumping Jays to get himself right. The right-hander scattered five hits and two walks over his six innings, striking out three. It was easily his best outing of the three thus far. Gausman will carry a 3.94 ERA and 1.69 WHIP into Wednesday's interleague tilt with the Reds.
Apr 14 - 8:13 AM

Kevin Gausman gave up four runs on eight hits over 4 2/3 innings but didn't last long enough to earn a win against the Yankees on Saturday.

He gave up a pair of runs in the second inning on a single by Ronald Torreyes. In the fifth inning he balked in one run and then let in another on a single by Starlin Castro. Gausman quickly racked up a high pitch tally and had to be pulled after throwing 97 pitches without making it through the fifth inning. He has yet to earn a decision in his first two starts. He will get another chance on Thursday in Toronto.
Apr 8 - 8:04 PM

Kevin Gausman allowed two earned runs over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision Monday versus the Blue Jays.

Gausman looked sharp until the top of the fifth inning, when he issued three of his four walks -- including one with the bases loaded that plated the Jays' first run of the game. Toronto struck again in the sixth on an RBI double by Ezequiel Carrera, but the O's were able to pull out the Opening Day victory on a walkoff home run by Mark Trumbo. Gausman will face the Red Sox at Fenway Park in his second start of the 2017 campaign.
Apr 3 - 6:57 PM

Kevin Gausman allowed two runs -- one earned -- and walked four in 3 2/3 innings Wednesday against the Rays.

Gausman fanned five, but this wasn't quite the Opening Day tuneup that he was looking for to conclude his strong spring. He'll get the Blue Jays on Monday.
Mar 29 - 4:56 PM

Kevin Gausman has been named the Opening Day starter for the Orioles.

Gausman will take the mound April 3 at Camden Yards against the visiting Blue Jays. Dylan Bundy is scheduled follow him in the O's second regular-season game. Gausman, 26, boasts a 1.80 ERA, 0.80 WHIP, and 13/2 K/BB ratio in 10 innings (three starts) this spring in the Grapefruit League and brings considerable fantasy upside into 2017.
Mar 27 - 10:58 AM

Kevin Gausman blanked the Tigers for five innings and struck out eight on Sunday.

It was an awfully weak lineup Gausman was facing, as James McCann was the only regular to make the trip. Still, Gausman already faced the absolute toughest lineup this spring has had to offer -- he pitched against the D.R. in an exhibition game 12 days ago -- so he deserved the break. He's been impressive in compiling a 1.80 ERA.
Mar 19 - 4:19 PM

Kevin Gausman allowed two runs -- one earned -- in three innings and struck out three Monday against the Phillies.

Gausman wasn't roughed up, but since it took him 65 pitches to get through three innings today, he wasn't able to expand his innings count as planned. He gave up three hits and walked one before being lifted.
Mar 13 - 5:05 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Davis
2B1Jonathan Schoop
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Paul Janish
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
LF1Hyun Soo Kim
2Joey Rickard
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Seth Smith
2Anthony Santander
DH1Mark Trumbo
2Trey Mancini
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Kevin Gausman
3Dylan Bundy
4Wade Miley
5Alec Asher
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Darren O'Day
3Brad Brach
4Mychal Givens
5Ubaldo Jimenez
6Richard Bleier
7Donnie Hart
8Tyler Wilson