From defensive miscues to batting silence…Gaussman gives up 2 runs on 8 hits in 6 innings.
It was a rough day for Toronto Blue Jays starter Kevin Gausman.
Toronto dropped a 7-0 decision to the Baltimore Orioles on April 24 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
With the loss, the Jays fell to 1-1 in the series and are now 70-57 on the season. Baltimore is 78-48.
Starter Kevin Gausman took the loss despite allowing two runs on five hits and one walk in six innings with eight strikeouts.
The fact that he took the loss after putting up those numbers shows how difficult it was for him.
First, the defense didn’t help him. First baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and second baseman Wee Merrifield committed fielding errors in the first inning and second inning, respectively, which led to a bases-loaded situation.
Gausman overcame his own defensive mishaps. He struck out Ramon Urias and Adley Lutzman with the bases loaded to get out of the jam.
In the third inning, they couldn’t prevent a run. He gave up a leadoff double to Gunnar Henderson to left field and eventually gave up a single to Ryan Mountcastle with runners on first and third.
He gave up a double to Austin Hayes to put runners on second and third, but got a swinging strikeout of Cedric Mullins to end the threat. In the fifth, he gave up a solo home run to Anthony Santander.
The offense didn’t help him either. Baltimore changed its starting pitcher on game day from Zach Flaherty, who complained of “generalized fatigue,” to Dean Kremer, and the offense didn’t respond well.
After missing runners on first and third in the first inning, the Orioles couldn’t find a rhythm. They didn’t score a run until the sixth inning, when they scattered five hits and struck out five times. They couldn’t even get a walk.
The bad luck was not unique to this game. According to Sportsnet, a Canadian sports organization, Gausman has the lowest run support in the majors this season at 3.23.
Toronto also struggled against opposing bullpens after Kremer. There were moments of frustration. In the eighth inning, Cavan Biggio hit a 100-mph, 33-degree fastball that Mullins, the center fielder, leaped over the fence to make the catch.바카라사이트
Meanwhile, the bullpen gave up more runs. Trevor Richards gave up a home run to Santander in the bottom of the eighth, followed by a wild pitch with runners on first and second, a throwing error by the catcher, and a sacrifice fly. The damage didn’t end there. The damage was done when Lutzman singled up the middle with runners on second and third, plating two more runs.