SP,RP - SF
RHP Kevin Gausman took a no-decision on Tuesday when he allowed five runs on four hits with two walks and seven strikeouts over six innings in the Giants 7-6 win over the Reds.
The Cincinnati Reds lead baseball in team home runs and they showed it in the top of the first inning on Tuesday. Joey Votto and Mike Moustakas both corked two-run homers in the opening frame off Gausman, who also gave up an RBI double to Nick Castellanos in the second inning. He still managed seven strikeouts and the Giants offense picked him up so he was handed a no-decision. It's just not really your day when you allow more runs than hits. The hard-throwing righty gets a tough test on the road against the Phillies in his next start.
RHP Kevin Gausman took a no-decision on Wednesday as he allowed just one run on four hits with five strikeouts and a walk over seven innings in the Giants 3-2 win over the Padres.
Gausman has now put up back-to-back quality starts but has no wins to show for it to begin the season. He looked good on Wednesday, limiting the Padres to just four singles, one of which led to an earned run. His velocity ticked up from his previous start as well, which should put to rest the fears of an mph decline that some fantasy managers had. The hard-throwing righty will carry a 1.32 ERA, 0.66 WHIPm and 11:3 K/BB ratio into his next start at home vs. the Reds.
Kevin Gausman picked up a no-decision on Thursday when allowed just one run on two hits with six punchouts and two walks over 6 2/3 innings in the Giants 8-7 loss to the Mariners on Opening Night.
Gausman took a tough luck no-decision in this one as he looked sharp over his first six frames. Only three Mariners had reached base until the bottom of the seventh inning when he allowed a double to Evan White, who would eventually come around to score on a Dylan Moore sacrifice fly. Gausman exited the game with the Giants holding a 6-1 lead that the bullpen would eventually blow. The 30-year-old righty did look sharp, though, as he had the young Mariners lineup looking lost for much of the game. Gausman is coming off a breakout 2020 season when he put up a 3.62 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and 79:16 K/BB ratio over 59 2/3 innings. He's out to prove those numbers weren't a mirage and he got off to an excellent start on Opening Day. He faces the dangerous San Diego Padres on the road in his next start.
Kevin Gausman will start for the Giants on Opening Day, according to manager Gabe Kapler.
Gausman will be given the Opening Day nod after an impressive debut year in San Francisco. Gausman pitched 59.2 innings in 2020, with a 3.62 ERA. Gausman was also in the 88th percentile in strikeout rate and in the 75th percentile in walk rate in 2020. Gausman is currently the 38th ranked SP in the latest expert consensus rankings. Considering his ratios from last year, and adding in the fact that he plays half his games in one of the more pitcher friendly ballparks in baseball, Gausman could wind up being a steal in many drafts.
RHP Kevin Gausman accepted a one-year, $18.9 million qualifying offer from the Giants on Wednesday.
Gausman reportedly received multi-year offers from other teams, but ultimately accepted the one-year, $18.9 million qualifying offer from the Giants. He was terrific in a shortened 2020 campaign, posting a 3.62 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and a 79:16 K:BB across 59 2/3 innings with the Giants.