At spring training last season, teammate Adam Jones filled Gausman’s locker with 1,700 mini-donuts. The right-hander eats three donuts between every inning that he pitches and said he sometimes takes the mound with powdered sugar on his lips.
In other words, it was a mismatch from the start when the MLB Fan Cave pitted Gausman against Blue Jays rookie pitcher Marcus Stroman in a first-to-six donut-eating challenge. Stroman “had a couple Krispy Kremes growing up” and said he normally pitches on an empty stomach. Bartolo Colon probably would’ve made a more worthy adversary.
Stroman, who took a no-hitter into the seventh inning in a dominating win over the Red Sox on Thursday, is apparently more of a gum guy.