Kevin Gausman Makes 1st Minor League Start, Waits For Home Debut

BALTIMORE, MD - JULY 13: Kevin Gausman, the Baltimore Orioles first round draft pick of the 2012 draft, waves to the crowd after being introduced between innings of Orioles and Detroit Tigers game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 13, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Kevin Gausman has made his pro debut. How are things going?

On Monday, Centennial, CO, native Kevin Gausman made his professional debut nearly one month after he signed his contract with the Baltimore Orioles. The Orioles sent him to the short-season New York-Penn League to play with their affiliate club, the Aberdeen IronBirds.

Though he took a no-decision after pitching just three innings, Gausman struck out two and did not allow any baserunners. The strikeouts came back-to-back in the first inning, one a called strike three, the other a swinging strikeout.

The IronBirds won the game, 4-1, over the State College Spikes. Back-to-back doubles in the first inning put Aberdeen up 3-0.

The fourth overall pick in the 2012 MLB Draft, Gausman will make his home debut at Ripken Stadium on Sunday against the Connecticut Tigers at 12:35 p.m. MT.

For more on the Orioles, visit Camden Chat. Head over to Baseball Nation for more news and notes around the major leagues.

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