Matched against three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer on Thursday night, Kevin Gausman knew he had just a slight margin for error against the Washington Nationals.
And he was right: The Orioles right-hander recorded another quality start that went for naught.
It’s becoming a familiar feeling for the Orioles starting rotation — putting up a quality start but not receiving the run support to win. For Gausman, Thursday’s outing — a 4-2 loss at Nationals Park — was his fifth nondecision quality start, and the Orioles have lost all five of those games.
“Another quality start by our guys,” manager Buck Showalter said. “We couldn't really mount a whole lot of offense...