Who would have thought Kevin Gausman would be the problem?
The 26-year-old right-hander entered the season toeing the chalk line between good and great, with his ascendant end to 2016 suggesting a full year of success in the Orioles rotation this season.
If Gausman reaches that level again this year, it will be in spite of, and not because of, his puzzling struggles this month, which continued Sunday with a 6-2 loss to the Boston Red Sox that was over four batters in.
“Not very good,” he said of his April. “Pretty frustrating, especially being the guy who they gave the ball to Opening Day. It seems like everybody else is really throwing the crap out of the ball...