Wednesday’s O’s Links – Masahiro Gausman?

Kevin Gausman pitches in Sarasota.
GulfBird Photo/Craig Landefeld

The Birds got in the win column yesterday against Tampa, winning 2-1. So no more worrying that they would match 2016’s 0-10-2 start to Grapefruit League play, I suppose.

Here’s Hunter Harvey throwing some gas in the start:

Gimme dem links.

Hunter Harvey Stellar in Start, After Long Road to It

Britt’s recap of the game and Harvey’s outing. “Stellar” might be putting it a bit strongly, but the 3 K’s were nice. Here’s to those injury issues truly being behind Hunter.

Gausman is Finding His Inner Tanaka

As our own Phil Backert noted yesterday, Andrew Cashner has apparently been teaching Kevin Gausman (and Dylan Bundy) his two-seam sinker grip. Jon Shephard of Camden Depot goes through Gausman’s repertoire, notes the problems he’s had so far, and concludes that if he adds a sinker, he would be quite unique among American-born MLB starters.

Gausman on His Battle Scar and Start

Speaking of Gausman, the only thing he found in his first Grapefruit League start on Monday was a whole lotta trouble, followed by a Tigers hitter in his way as he went to back up home plate. He crashed into the guy, cut his forehead, and was removed from the game. Before that, he had given up three runs, and two more baserunners of his scored once he left. The good news is that he didn’t suffer a concussion. He also talked a lot about that aforementioned sinker.

Bird’s Eye View: Episode 226 – Draining Fluids

Jake drains wine from a box in this episode, but that’s not what the title is about (I don’t think?). Scott doesn’t buy the newly-released “economic impact” number that the O’s apparently bring to Sarasota.

Ed Smith Stadium Named “Most Liked” ST Venue

I missed this one last week, but wanted to atone for that now. According to a study conducted by ReviewTrackers and USA Today, the Orioles’ Spring Training venue, Ed Smith Stadium, is number one. I’ve only been to three (the others are numbers 2 and 3 on the list, interestingly enough), and I certainly can’t argue.

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