By Michaela Johnson
Baseball season has been over for a while, especially for the Orioles - it's been more than two months since Baltimore lost to Toronto in the American League Wild Card game.
When O's lefty Kevin Gausman turned on MLB Network last night, he was probably hoping for some Hot Stove or Intentional Talk, but that is not what he got.
Haven't watched MLB network since the season ended. Finally turned it on and saw myself giving up a homer......cool!! #changesthechannel— Kevin Gausman (@KevinGausman) December 5, 2016
Gausman had a 3.61 ERA last season, the best on the Baltimore's starting rotation. He did give up more home runs (28) than any other O's pitcher, but he also pitched the greatest number of innings.
Fans responded very supportively to Gausman's tweet, saying things like "dude you were nasty this year. No worries," and "It's all good. We still love you Kevin. You're gonna win 20 next year, just watch."
While 20 wins is somewhat of a stretch, Gausman isn't eligible for free agency until 2021, so he has at least a few more seasons with the Orioles to continue improving and remain a key part of their starting five.