Orioles manager Buck Showalter said that right-hander Kevin Gausman, who is dealing with a mild intercostal strain in his ribcage suffered during his most recent start, was feeling better Friday and is scheduled to start either Tuesday or Wednesday on the road against the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Orioles arrived at the ballpark Thursday needing starting pitcher Chris Tillman to be the same guy who has thrown his body in front of just about every kind of adversity the team has faced over the course of this season.
Kevin Gausman allowed three runs in six arduous innings in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Detroit Tigers, a start that on the surface does not fit tidily into his recent run of scoreless starts, or the August string of dominance that possibly heralded his arrival as a front-line starting pitcher.
Ubaldo Jimenez seems to have found his step now, emerging from a stint buried in the back of the Orioles bullpen to put together his best stretch of this roller-coaster season. His resurgence is occurring at the right time.
Kevin Gausman has had his way with the Yankees in his past two starts, and on Saturday night at Camden Yards held New York to just two singles through six scoreless innings in a 2-0 Orioles win in front of an announced crowd of 30,855.