Gaus­man gets chance to end on good note

Right-han­der en­dured tur­bu­lence of in­con­sis­tent season

Baltimore Sun Sunday - - SPORTS - By Ed­uardo A. Encina

ST. PETERSURG, FLA. – Lis­ten­ing to Kevin Gaus­man dis­sect his 2017 season, it’s clear that the Ori­oles right-han­der has pored over his num­bers trying to pin­point any­thing that can ex­plain this year’s in­con­sis­tency.

When Gaus­man looks at his body of work, one thing stands out — that he will go into his last start of the year in Sun­day’s season fi­nale with the same number of in­nings he had at the end of 2016 (1792⁄3), but it’s taken him three more starts to reach that mark.

“That kind of goes to show you what the prob­lem is, with not going deep into games,” Gaus­man said.

Gaus­man, 26, ex­pressed his frus­tra­tion with this season after his penul­ti­mate start Tues­day at the Pitts­burgh Pi­rates, who shelled him for six runs in four in­nings. One of the rea­sons he will re­ceive one more start in Sun­day’s mean­ing­less fi­nale

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