Gibson's only blemish was a first-inning home run surrendered to Rays catcher
"I'll take the next two outings and keep trying to get sharp and just keep the consistency," Gibson said. "You're never exactly where you want to be at this game, so still working on things and still trying to iron things out."
Gibson has now started five games this spring, posting a 2.75 ERA in 19 2/3 innings with 17 strikeouts and seven walks.
"I wouldn't call [those innings] easy," Gibson said. "It was a little different with the heat out there, a little different getting through the third and fourth innings. I made it a little harder on myself than I should have with getting behind some hitters."
Gibson is working to improve all three of his pitches as the season approaches.
"The slider was probably about as good [today] as it's been in my three starts, so I was happy with that," Gibson said. "I've been trying to work on my curveball, and sometimes it's good and sometimes it's not. It's still pretty inconsistent but it's getting better as well. My changeup's been as I would hope it'd be against righties. … as long as I've got a good feel with it and I'm executing it down, I think it'll be a good pitch for me."
"I really would like to stay right around there, and I think I can," Gibson said. "I can throw 94, 95 [mph] and it'll still sink."
"I felt really good," Gibson said. "I'm working on some stuff, and some stuff worked out that I was working on. I threw more curveballs than normal. That's what spring training's for. It's just fun to be able to work on a particular pitch. I feel a little more comfortable."
Gibson, who underwent Tommy John surgery in 2011, completed his first full major-league deal in 2014, going 13-12 with a 4.47 ERA and 107:57 K:BB ratio in 179 1/3 innings.
Gibson is coming off a season in which he posted a 4.47 ERA over 179 1/3 innings. He's expected to open the year in the team's rotation. It's unclear how long Gibson will pitch in the spring opener.
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|2010||AFA-Fort Myers Miracle||4||1||1.88||7||7||1||1||0||43.0||33||11||9||2||2||12||40|
|2010||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||0||0||1.80||3||3||0||0||0||15.0||12||5||3||0||1||5||9|
|2010||AA-New Britain Rock Cat||7||5||3.68||16||16||1||0||0||93.0||91||39||38||5||4||22||77|
|2011||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||3||8||4.83||18||18||0||0||0||95.0||109||57||51||11||1||27||91|
|2012||AFA-Fort Myers Miracle||0||0||2.57||2||2||0||0||0||7.0||6||2||2||1||1||1||7|
|2012||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||0||2||9.45||2||2||0||0||0||6.2||11||7||7||1||0||1||10|
|2013||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||7||5||2.92||17||17||2||2||0||101.2||85||36||33||5||0||33||87|
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