"Obviously, it's cool. We are around each other every day," Gausman said of getting to pitch after Bundy. "I think we are paired in about every sense to Orioles fans."
The right-handers, drafted in the first round a year apart (Bundy 2011, Gausman '12), could arrive in Baltimore at some point this season and have both handled themselves well in big league camp. The 20-year-old Bundy hasn't allowed an earned run in three Grapefruit League outings -- spanning five innings -- and he has four strikeouts, while Gausman has delivered two consecutive scoreless outings and allowed two earned runs over 7 2/3 innings in his first Major League Spring Training.
Bundy, who hadn't pitched in a spring game since Feb. 27 due to a groin spasm, said it was good to get back in a game situation and -- despite getting his first spring start -- he wasn't nearly as nervous on Saturday as he was coming to JetBlue Park a year ago.
Bundy -- who sat in the low 90s with his fastball -- said he was most concerned with the pair of walks in the 35-pitch (18 strikes) outing, with Will Middlebrooks coming over to score off right fielder Conor Jackson's error in the second.
"Mechanic-wise, my leg kick, my drive to home plate is a little slow right now," Bundy said. "Rhythm is a little off."
The 22-year-old Gausman, who had last pitched on Monday, started with seven strikes in his first eight pitches and needed just eight pitches to get through the fourth inning. He allowed a pair of singles and struck out three, including Jonny Gomes to end his night, throwing 25 strikes in the 33-pitch outing.
"The biggest thing is I felt comfortable out there," said Gausman who had some jitters his first few times on the mound this spring. "Pretty much [the nerves are gone], they are still kind of a little bit in there, obviously I want to pitch well and things like that, but I just try to tell myself it's baseball. I've been playing the same game for I don't know how long now. Just try to focus on the things you can control."
The pair faced a Red Sox lineup missing Dustin Pedroia, David Ortiz, Jacoby Ellsbury and Shane Victorino, but still included regulars like Gomes, Mike Napoli, Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Middlebrooks.