Giants scratch Kevin Gossman with scheduled starts

Giants scratched Kevin gaussmann According to various reporters, starting today against the Padres with elbow tightness (Including Andrew Baggarly of Athletic). He would head Henry Shulman of the San Francisco Chronicle for an MRI as a precaution (Twitter link), But he is not going on the injured list at this point. Gausman initially felt a little discomfort playing catches a few days ago and woke up this morning with some sourness, Shulman said.

Certainly, the expectation is that Gausman will avoid a serious problem and return in short order. Although the stakes are high for both the player and the team. At 23-22, San Francisco receives seventh seed in the National League, a two-game cushion over Rocky for the final playoffs. The Giants’ surprisingly solid performance is to some credit to Gausman, who has converted a 4.05 ERA / 3.54 FIP ball in 46.2 innings this year. Quietly, the former Orioles strike-up at a 32% clip, the eleventh highest rate among qualified starters. Certainly, he has earned well on the club’s low- $ 9MM investment this offseason. A healthy Gausman Giants will be a part of the playoff rotation if they hang on a postseason spot.

Personally it is extremely important for Gausman to finish the season in full force. He will return to the open market this time before his age-30 season. Between his strong platform year and youth, he will be well positioned in the market on high-end starting pitching.

Logan web Will move in rotation in place of Gaussmann this evening. The 23-year-old has a 5.23 ERA / 3.68 FIP in nine starts this year.