May 31, Gausman’s previous start, a win over the Yankees.
The first inning, Gausman left up a single to Brett Gardner, but then got a double play to Aaron Hicks, which is tough to do. But then he walked Matt Holliday, left up a single to Starlin Castro, and walked Aaron Judge. A groundout by Chase Headley got Gausman out of the inning.
The second inning saw two strikeouts looking and a ground ball back to Gausman. 12 pitches.
The third inning saw three line outs, two to the outfield. 13 pitches.
Gausman was cruising right along.
Baltimore scored four runs off Masahiro Tanaka in the third (let’s think about how bad he has been this year for a minute). Gausman gave one back in the top of the inning, but it was on a single to Aaron Judge, a walk and an error by Jonathan Schoop. Not Gausman’s fault.
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The Baltimore Orioles made it 7-1 in the fourth, and Gausman could cruise, right?
Nope. With a 7-1 lead, Gausman threw 25 pitches in the fifth and left up two runs. A bigger issue is that three of the four hits in the inning were on the very first pitch. Again, that may point to a lack of focus.
Gausman allowed two more runners to reach in the sixth, on a double and another walk, that he was pulled from the game.