Jimenez did not allow a run in 3 2/3 innings, striking out two and walking three.
"It was my first one. I was shocked," Jimenez said. '"He's a good hitter and I'm trying to go inside."
Jimenez's next scheduled start is Wednesday in Toronto.
"I just think it's a different look," said Gausman, who estimated he threw 15 curveballs in 2 1/3 innings Tuesday against the Rays. "I think it is a little bit tighter spin than my slider. It definitely changes eye levels (for the hitter). Watching Tilly (Chris Tillman) what he does every fifth day. He is a big curveball guy with some high elevated fastballs and he's made a living doing that. One thing I can do is elevate my fastball, so it is one of those pitches that kind of feeds off of that."
While some fans would like to see Gausman in the rotation, he understands why he is in the bullpen for the time being.
"Kind of same thing last year when I thought I might have a chance to make the team and we signed Ubaldo (Jimenez)," he said. "We have six guys for five spots and one is going somewhere.
"I'm still very young and early on in my career where you know I can do different things. I've pitched out of the bullpen enough now to know I can do it successfully and it's not that big of a change for me."
Gausman allowed two runs on one hit with four strikeouts and two walks in his appearance. Manager Buck Showalter was most impressed by Gausman working out of a jam when he first came into the game, reports MLB.com.
"I think some of the situations he was in last year, it all plays into it," manager Buck Showalter said of Gausman performing well in a relief role. "He's been exposed to a lot of things like that and it will play well.
"He was capable of throwing 70 pitches tonight, but I want him to take two days [off] and be back for us [on] Friday."
Gausman, who lost out on the fifth spot in Baltimore's starting rotation, was happy to be back on the mound.
"I think last time I pitched was last Tuesday. I definitely had my rest," Gausman said. "I felt good. Also adrenaline, [the] first game out had something to do with it."
Unfortunately, Showalter wasn't ready to name a fifth starter between
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