Gausman Starting Strong
On Sunday, Kevin Gausman, showed why he’s the Orioles top prospect. Gausman pitched his best game for the Tides thus far this season. Gausman pitched 5.0 innings, walked two, struck out four, and didn’t allow a run on four hits. The 5.0 innings pitched by Gausman yesterday were the most innings he has pitched in four games this season. Though Gausman didn’t get the win, he did what Norfolk needed him to do to try to win a game as the Tides’ offense took full advantage of it.
The Tides’ scored six runs on nine hits in a 6 to 3 win against the Durham Bulls. Jemile Weeks and David Adams were the most productive Tides yesterday at the plate. Weeks was a homerun shy of the cycle going 3-for-4, with one RBI and scored three runs himself. Adams on the other hand, went 1-for-2 with a two-run homerun. Weeks continued his great starts on the season yesterday as Weeks is hitting .311, with 13 walks and three triples on the year.
This afternoon, the Tides take on the Bulls in the final game of a four game series in Norfolk. Today’s pitching matchup is right-handed pitcher Eddie Gamboa for Norfolk against lefty Mike Montgomery for Durham. This matchup should be an exciting one as both pitchers are trying to rebound from their last starts against each other last Wednesday.
On Wednesday Gamboa went 5.0 innings, letting up five hits which produced four runs. Though Gamboa did strike out seven, giving up four runs on five hits isn’t going help the Tides win a lot of games. Montgomery went just 2.1 innings and allowed five runs on four hits and five walks. Montgomery pitched his worst start on the year. In his previous two starts, Montgomery allowed just one run in 10 innings with 12 strikeouts. First pitch is slated for 12:05.