Gausman Leaves Early in Orioles Loss to Tigers
The Baltimore Orioles spring pitching woes as Kevin Gausman put in a poor performance in his first start of Spring Training. Gausman had to leave the game early after a collision with with the Tigers’ Jeimer Candelario backing up a play behind home plate.
Gausman was able to work a clean inning in the first despite giving up two singles to lead off the inning. Gausman then struggled in the second, giving up a leadoff double followed by an RBI double. Gausman then got a strikeout before walking the next batter and giving up two more singles.
According to Jason Beck of MLB.com
“Gausman went to back up catcher Chance Sisco as Candelario, who was on deck, stepped up to tell Jason Krizan to slide wide to avoid a potential tag. Krizan’s slide brought Candelario and Gausman
Gausman was being treated for an injury to the head and face, and was carted back to the dugout after the inning.
Gausman eventually returned and made himself available to the press.
Gausman didn’t go to hospital. Says fine. Back little sore. Cut near left eye but no stitches. Likes tough guy look #orioles
— Roch Kubatko (@masnRoch) February 26, 2018
Gausman gave up six hits and one walk while striking out two, and was charged with five runs, two given up by Matt Wotherspoon after he left.
As for the offense the power seems to finding its way to the bigger names in the Orioles lineup.
Trey Mancini opened up the scoring in the bottom of the first with a home run to left field. Jonathan Schoop added a three-run home run in the bottom of the fourth to make it a one run game.
The Game finished 8-6, with Jeff Ferrell and Eddie Gamboa giving up one and two runs repectively. Mark Trumbo and Luis Sardinas also added an RBI single each.