Kevin Gausman to the Atlanta Braves
Also acquired by the Braves, Kevin Gausman has a much smaller sample size with his new team.
Gausman, who is pitching Wednesday, is 1-1 with a 2.77 ERA in two starts spanning 13 innings.
Gausman has allowed four earned runs, with 12 hits allowed and 10 strikeouts. He also has only walked two batters and has not allowed a home run.
Those stats, obviously in a small sample size, have a lower WHIP, a higher strikeout per walk ratio, and lower hits per nine innings ratios than ever before in his career.
Maybe the National League does suit Gausman better.
Or, maybe it is just his patented second-half run.
Gausman started against the New York Mets on August 4 and received no run support, something he should be familiar with. He allowed three runs over five innings in the 3-0 loss.
His second start, against Milwaukee, went much better. Gausman was given plenty of run support and went eight strong innings in a 10-1 blowout. The righty left up one run and eight strikeouts, with six hits allowed and no walks.
So, one of those performances was the one Orioles fans saw all too often. A pitcher who couldn’t quite put it all together against a team, in the Mets, that he should have beat.
The other is what we expected more regularly by Gausman. A start where he was excellent and went eight innings on only 94 pitches.