I wonder how Birdland is dealing with seeing Kevin Gausman get hit hard tonight by the Washington Nationals?
Gausman gave up four runs over five innings to Toronto last Thursday and allowed seven runs in the first four innings tonight at Nats Park.
Right after a pair of Orioles homers tied this game at 3-3 in the top of the fourth, the Nats quickly untied it against Gausman in the last of the fourth.
With one on and one out, he left an 0-2 slider up and Tyler Moore hit that hanger out for a two-run homer and a 5-3 lead. The next batter, Roger Bernadina, fell behind 1-2 in the count and then homered off a fastball that cut back into the middle of the plate. A Denard Span RBI double made it 7-3. Steve Pearce pinch hit for Gausman in the fifth, so he is out of the game.
The kid is finding out that poorly located pitches can go a long way in the big leagues.
Gausman allowed three homers in 46 1/3 innings at Bowie. He has now allowed four - including three tonight - in his first nine major league innings.