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Gausman definitely looked real solid in the beginning, but it seemed like the wheels fell off in the 5th. One of the last batter he faced I think he spiked 3 balls in the dirt. Hopefully if it's a mental thing he can get past it in the future.........bad umpiring is unfortunately something he's gonna have to deal with.

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Gausman definitely looked real solid in the beginning, but it seemed like the wheels fell off in the 5th. One of the last batter he faced I think he spiked 3 balls in the dirt. Hopefully if it's a mental thing he can get past it in the future.........bad umpiring is unfortunately something he's gonna have to deal with.

He's the best pother we have developed since Bedard.

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Jim Johnson and Britton have certainly had their moments here, but Gausman certainly seems to have the potential to eclipse them. Obviously I hope he does, but I just refuse to get my hopes up until I see a bit more consistency.

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Same story for Gausman as its been. All about consistent command of a breaking ball to get more outs against RHs. If he can consistently command a 3rd pitch, he''ll be a stud.

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He's the best pother we have developed since Bedard.

To me, he has to prove it. He has good stuff -- that's different from being a good pitcher. Right now he's a pitcher with a career record of 14-20 and an ERA+ of 96. He has looked very impressive at times, not so impressive at other times. I hope at the end of the year we can say he had a breakthrough season, but until he actually does that, I'm not making any proclamations.

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To me, he has to prove it. He has good stuff -- that's different from being a good pitcher. Right now he's a pitcher with a career record of 14-20 and an ERA+ of 96. He has looked very impressive at times, not so impressive at other times. I hope at the end of the year we can say he had a breakthrough season, but until he actually does that, I'm not making any proclamations.

Well said.

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Gausman definitely looked real solid in the beginning, but it seemed like the wheels fell off in the 5th. One of the last batter he faced I think he spiked 3 balls in the dirt. Hopefully if it's a mental thing he can get past it in the future.........bad umpiring is unfortunately something he's gonna have to deal with.

Well we can't keep blaming the umpire when things go south

for the pitcher.

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Title should read: Kevin Gausman IS Crucial to Orioles' 2016 Success.

I had that same thought. It's hard to imagine the team making the playoffs if he has a disappointing year.

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It might be a lot to ask, but if Gausman,Tillman, and Ubaldo pitch even reasonably well and Wright and Wilson give us something close to a 4 ERA we could be alright.The hitting will return but if the pitching is just decent, we could be pretty good.

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To me, he has to prove it. He has good stuff -- that's different from being a good pitcher. Right now he's a pitcher with a career record of 14-20 and an ERA+ of 96. He has looked very impressive at times, not so impressive at other times. I hope at the end of the year we can say he had a breakthrough season, but until he actually does that, I'm not making any proclamations.

Kevin Gausman is the best Orioles starting pitcher on the planet! :D

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Were due to have a TOR. Come on baseball gods' date=' let Gausman be the one![/quote']

And not by DD's standards. :D

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