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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Kevin Gausman throws 8 scoreless frames in win

Who can pitch well with rocks in multiple baskets?

“Any time you change anything as a Major Leaguer, there’s always a big question mark in your head about whether it’s going to work or not,” Gausman said. “I’ve had success in the big leagues before coming over here. There was a part of me that was a little hesitant. But I just tried to put all my rocks in one basket. I just jumped head-first right into it.”

Jim Furtado Posted: August 22, 2018 at 09:31 AM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: braves, kevin gausman

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   1. Dingbat_Charlie Posted: August 22, 2018 at 11:35 AM (#5731607)
O's fans are used to this by now.
   2. Rennie's Tenet Posted: August 22, 2018 at 12:10 PM (#5731639)
Pirates have scored 6 runs in 6 games.
   3. The Interdimensional Council of Rickey!'s Posted: August 22, 2018 at 12:31 PM (#5731658)
Gausman's K rate has actually dropped almost 2 full strikeouts per 9 since coming over. But his BB/9 has also dropped, from 2.3 to 2.0. His HR/9 has declined from 1.5 to 0.3, and his H/9 has absolutely cratered. In Baltimore Gausman was giving up 10+ hits per game. In Atlanta he’s reduced that to the 6.7.

Some of that is undoubtedly getting out of the firing lines of the AL East. It’s easier to limit hits against the Mets, Marlins and Pirates than it is against the Red Sox and Yanks. But some of it seems to be approach. He looks like he’s taken something off of his heater and placing it better, and he’s pitching from the stretch exclusively now.

Whatever it is, he’s dropped his WHIP from 1.379 to 0.963, which is "ace" territory. It's a three game sample, but so far, Gausman is the absolute steal of the deadline.
   4. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: August 22, 2018 at 12:53 PM (#5731680)
I'm sure it doesn't hurt to go from pitching in front of the Orioles' defense to the Braves', either.
   5. The Interdimensional Council of Rickey!'s Posted: August 22, 2018 at 01:09 PM (#5731694)
His BABIP has plummeted in front of the Braves' "three shortstops and Freddie Freeman" infield, yes. The Braves entire rotation benefit from as much. Julio Teheran leads MLB in BABIP, Gausman and Anibal Sanchez would both be in the top 10 if they had the innings to qualify, Newcomb and Folty both in the top 20. Atlanta's defense is very good. It's infield defense in particular as astounding.

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