David Price Bests Kyle Gibson And The Minnesota Twins
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FOX Sports North billed Tuesday night’s game as maybe the best pitching duel in the Major Leagues. If a pitching duel can be one pitcher totally dominating and the other imploding comparatively to his other starts on the year, it was definitely a pitcher’s duel.
David Price sat down 12 Twins hitters on strikes during his complete game sparkling outing. Kyle Gibson gave up 10 hits and seven earned runs in three innings of work. Simply, that’s the story of the game.
We can throw up the fun state of Kyle Gibson coming into the game with a 0.93 ERA and leaving the game with a 3.63 ERA.
If you are desperate for some good news from the Twins, Sam Deduno came out of the bullpen and pitched four shutout innings and Jared Burton contributed a perfect inning.
Chris Colabello is still smashing the ball and he did that on Tuesday with a two-run home run off of Price. Colabello leads the American League with 22 RBI, three ahead of Albert Pujols and Jose Abreu who are tied for second with 19 RBI. Colabello is four RBI behind Giancarlo Stanton for the MLB RBI crown.
Brian Dozier hit a solo homer of his own on the evening. He is currently tied for second with Jose Abreu and Jose Bautista in the American League with 6 homeruns. They are chasing Albert Pujols who has eight dingers on the year and it hit two of those on Tuesday to reach career number 500.
Those were the bright spots for the Twins, but don’t forget just how good David Price is. He’s so good and soon will be making Clayton Kershaw money.