Kyle Gibson continued to improve in his second full year in the majors, emerging as a fixture in the starting rotation, but judging by his final numbers, he's a Twins pitcher through and through, trusting his defense to make outs for him rather than blowing the ball by hitters. In an era when a strikeout per inning is practically the norm, Gibson's rate of 6.7 per nine simply doesn't measure up. It's almost like he was two different pitchers last year, though. He actually struck out a respectable 7.8 batters per nine innings over the final two-thirds of the season, offering some reason for optimism heading into 2016, but he wasn't necessarily better for it, compiling a 4.41 ERA during that stretch. He's not far from becoming mixed-league relevant if he continues to progress, but at 28, it's possible he has already peaked.
Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson will not start Sunday, as the Twins were eliminated from the postseason picture Saturday. Ricky Nolasco will instead take the ball in the Twins' final game of the season.
Twins starting pitcher Kyle Gibson won't start Sunday if the Twins are eliminated Saturday, the Star Tribune's Phil Miller reports. If the Twins lose Saturday their playoff hopes will be dashed, but the team has not yet revealed who would start in place of Gibson in that scenario. Owners in single season leagues with daily roster moves should be prepared to ditch Gibson for another option if the Twins are eliminated Saturday.
Twins starting pitcher Kyle Gibson will start Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader with the Angels, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Friday's game was postponed due to rain, and instead of just moving Mike Pelfrey back to start Game 1 of the twin bill, the Twins will start Gibson in Game 1 and Pelfrey in Game 2.
Twins right-hander Kyle Gibson turned in a quality start on Thursday against the White Sox, but was left with a no-decision. Gibson allowed three runs on five hits over six innings. He struck out four and did not walk a batter, as the Twins dropped the series-finale 6-4. Gibson allowed an early run in the top of the first inning, but the Twins rallied to take the lead on the heels of an Eddie Rosario grand slam in the third. But the White Sox chipped away, adding runs in the fourth and sixth innings. He left the game with the score tied 3-3, but the bullpen gave up three runs in the seventh. Gibson has allowed three runs or fewer in five of his last seven starts, as his ERA is down to 3.84 on the year.
Twins starting pitcher Kyle Gibson earned his ninth win of the season on Friday against the Astros. Gibson didn't allow a run in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out four batters but did allow three walks. With the win, Gibson improved to 9-9 on the year with a 3.87 ERA.