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Kevin Gausman: Mental or physical?


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How much do you think being stuck in the pen has gotten into Kevin's head, if at all? Do you think he's nursing an injury and we just don't know it?

Kevin's struggles have to be the most disappoint part of the young season thus far. So what's behind it?

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How much do you think being stuck in the pen has gotten into Kevin's head, if at all? Do you think he's nursing an injury and we just don't know it?

Kevin's struggles have to be the most disappoint part of the young season thus far. So what's behind it?

Personally, I think.

he is young and talented and most of this is probably mental.

I see similiar history with Tilly and Britton.

Both came up with lots of promise and expectations and both was inconsistent and then, they get their lightbulb moment and they become a much better pitcher.

I suspect we will see that of the Gasman. He will tease us and cause us to pull out our hair and hopefully, he will turn things away and figure out.

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He's fine mentally and physically.

The problem is he's just not missing any bats. He had maybe two swings and misses last night, and they were both on his changeup down and away to lefties, I believe.

His fastball has nice velocity, but it's not moving much. When it does move, it's not being called for a strike. He's a two pitch pitcher, same as he's always been. He should be in AAA.

Highlighted his real problem until he gets and a OUT pitch I agree he should be down in Norfolk.

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I've no reason to believe it's mental. The guy came in and saved his team in the playoffs on the big stage with the world watching with no margin for error, and that was out of the pen. We know he can handle it, whether he personally wants to be a starter or not. Right now he's not executing.

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I thought he looked pretty good last night. Hit the glove with his fastball.

- Squib to no man's land falls in left field

- Ground ball sneaks through the infield

- De Aza drops ball in left

Plus, the ump squeezed him on at least two pitches.

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How much do you think being stuck in the pen has gotten into Kevin's head, if at all? Do you think he's nursing an injury and we just don't know it?

Kevin's struggles have to be the most disappoint part of the young season thus far. So what's behind it?

A lot of people on this board are pretty skeptical about projection systems, but they were all calling for a sizeable step back to a 4+ ERA for KG.

That said, I wouldn't panic. There's not much in the stats to support any idea that he is pitching that different, except for the four walks.

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How much do you think being stuck in the pen has gotten into Kevin's head, if at all? Do you think he's nursing an injury and we just don't know it?

Kevin's struggles have to be the most disappoint part of the young season thus far. So what's behind it?

How about none of the above? Sometimes good pitchers give up runs. All conclusions based on four innings are only coincidentally right.

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