Orioles pitching prospect
struggled with his control early, but recovered well in 2 2/3 innings of work in his first career
start on Thursday afternoon against the
at Ed Smith Stadium.
Gausman, the No. 4 overall pick in the 2012 draft, walked the first two batters he faced, including a four-pitch walk to
He made quick work of the Rays in the second inning with an 11-pitch frame despite an infield hit to first baseman
Gausman, who threw 57 pitches and 34 strikes, mixed his fastball and change-up combination well, throwing mainly 91-92 mph fastballs -- he reached 96 mph once -- with an off-speed pitch that ranged between 77 to 80 mph.
He struck out catcher
Rays third baseman