"Even when I came out of the game, I was talking to somebody about that in the dugout," Gausman said Wednesday. "When you're getting just shellacked out there and balls are going for doubles in the gap, home runs, those type of things, you get a feeling like, 'OK, I better step up my game.' But it's the opposite when it's the other way. Even when guys were getting hits, I was like, 'OK, they got a single, but I'm getting a lot of ground balls tonight. I have a chance to get out of it with one ground ball.' You feel confident in yourself. I felt good with that start."