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Kevin Gausman Optioned Per @Orioles Twitter


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Do you/scouts think he can improve the slider at the big league level or is it better that he goes back down to work on it in a less pressure-full environment?

It's very hard to work on things at the major league level because the pressure for success is so great. How can he develop the pitch if he can't throw it much because major league hitters are creaming it when he throws it for strikes?

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It's very hard to work on things at the major league level because the pressure for success is so great. How can he develop the pitch if he can't throw it much because major league hitters are creaming it when he throws it for strikes?

Is that the kind of thing that can be developed in side sessions? I know it won't be developed as fully as it would in AA, but it's quite possible he gives us the best chance to win of any other potential SP.

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I'm no scout, but I'd think it would be better for him to work on it in the minors instead of on a team competing for the playoffs.
It's very hard to work on things at the major league level because the pressure for success is so great. How can he develop the pitch if he can't throw it much because major league hitters are creaming it when he throws it for strikes?

Yeah, that seem(ed)s like the logical conclusion (although the fan in me desperately wants Gausman to stay up simply because I look forward to his outings more than other games), just wanted to be sure.

Which means, really, that the maxim we've been hearing a ton over the last year with the promotions of Machado and Gausman--that there is no better place to learn than the MLB--isn't really true in this case...

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He'll be back soon enough. Hopefully, Chen and company pitch well enough that it won't be this season. I feel good about what I saw. He definitely has the stuff to be a winner. Needs experience, that's all. Good start last night in a big spot. Gotta help his confidence.

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I'm going to assume they'll call up Mike Belfiore tomorrow since he's on the 40 man and since they've already brought him up this year for similar situations. Plus, he hasn't pitched since last Sunday.

The Orioles can't call up Belfiore. They just optioned him on June 7, so he hasn't been in the minors the required 10 days yet.

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Roch Kubatko ‏@masnRoch

#Orioles will recall Jake Arrieta to replace Kevin Gausman on roster. Fresh bullpen arm. Hasn't pitched since Sunday

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I can see it now:

Buck- "Hey Tillman, just a friendly reminder: Pitch well or I'm putting Jake Arrieta in!"

Tillman- "Thanks Buck! That gives me all the motivation I need!"

Tillman throws perfect game

Well played Showalter.

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Roch Kubatko ‏@masnRoch

#Orioles will recall Jake Arrieta to replace Kevin Gausman on roster. Fresh bullpen arm. Hasn't pitched since Sunday

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Arrieta? This guy has no clue. I am not happy. Why dont we just surrender?

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