Kyle Gibson has Been Lights Out
By Brennen Rupp
Kyle Gibson isn’t an overpowering pitcher. He isn’t going to blow you away with a 96 mile per hour fastball. When he has command of his pitchers, he can be a force.
The 27-year old pitcher is currently enjoying the best stretch of his big league career. Gibson has been lights out in his last three starts. He hasn’t given up a run since the fourth inning of his start against the Seattle Mariners. He’s pitched 17 straight scoreless innings.
Last night against the Oakland Athletics, Gibson pitched six scoreless innings. He gave up four hits and issued two walks.
Gibson has made two starts in the month of May and had has gone 2-0 with a 0.00 earned run average. He’s pitched 14 innings and given up just eight hits. He’s seen his earned run average drop from 4.84 to 2.97.
Since giving up six earned runs in his first start against the Tigers, Gibson has given up just six earned runs in his last five starts. It was a rocky start but, Gibson is rolling now.
Gibson appears to have put his constancy issues to rest. It’s still early in the season but, Gibson has been the Twins best pitcher through 28 games. The young righty appears to have hit his stride and has the makings of being a solid piece in the future starting rotation. How long will the scoreless streak last? His next scheduled start is against the Tigers in Detroit. You know Gibson would like to atone for his first start. He’ll get the opportunity on May 12th.
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