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Kyle Gibson | Starting Pitcher

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/23/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 216
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Kyle Gibson didn't allow a run to score in Friday's win over the Astros, tossing 5 2/3 innings of scoreless ball.
Gibson scattered four hits while striking out four and walking three. While he kept the Astros off the scoreboard, he wasn't particularly efficient with his pitches and had thrown 111 when he was pulled with two outs in the sixth inning. He'll take a 3.82 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 111/55 K/BB ratio (over 158 innings) into a road date with the Royals next time he toes the rubber. Aug 29 - 12:19 AM

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Kyle Gibson surrendered two runs on six hits over 5 2/3 innings in a Saturday no-decision against the Orioles.

Gibson wasn't particularly impressive in the outing--he walked four and struck out just two--but the Orioles managed only two runs, scoring on a Henry Urrutia RBI double in the second inning and a J.J. Hardy sacrifice fly in the sixth. After a hot start to the season, Gibson's cooled off in the second half and now owns a 3.96 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 107/52 K/BB ratio across 152 1/3 innings. He'll square off with the Astros at Target Field next Friday.
Aug 23 - 12:36 AM

Kyle Gibson got a no-decision, allowing six runs in five innings in Monday's 10-inning loss to the Yankees.

Brian McCann accounted for five of the runs with a three-run home run in the first inning and a two-run single in the third. Gibson walked Mark Teixeira to start the sixth inning, and Teixeira would score when reliever Brian Duensing served up a two-run home run to Carlos Beltran. On the evening, Gibson gave up four hits, walked three, and struck out two. He's been very inconsistent in the second half, standing with a 3.99 ERA, a 1.31 WHIP, and a 105/48 K/BB ratio over 146 2/3 innings. Gibson will make another road start this weekend, this time against the Orioles.
Aug 17 - 11:34 PM

Kyle Gibson allowed two runs over six innings in a no-decision against the Rangers on Tuesday.

Gibson gave up seven hits and walked two while striking out seven in the game. The no-decision left Gibson without a win in his last five starts, leaving his record at 8-9. He'll look to improve on his 3.75 ERA and 1.31 WHIP when he takes on the Indians on Sunday.
Aug 12 - 1:13 AM

Kyle Gibson was lit up for eight runs in 4 2/3 innings by the Blue Jays on Thursday.

This was 2014 Gibson tonight; there was no more up-and-down starter in baseball last year. This year, it's the first time he's given up more than six runs, though he's now had three of his worst outings of the season in his last four starts. Part of the problem was the tough offenses he's been facing. He'll get the Rangers next, which is at least a little better.
Aug 6 - 10:04 PM

Kyle Gibson posted a stellar start against the Mariners in Saturday's no-decision, allowing two runs on six hits over seven innings.

Gibson struck out four and walked one on the evening. A run came home in the first inning on an RBI ground out by Robinson Cano, but Gibson wouldn't allow another one until the sixth inning, when Nelson Cruz took him deep for a solo shot. The Twins would rally from the 2-1 deficit to win 3-2 in the bottom of the ninth. Gibson had allowed 12 runs in his last 10 1/3 innings (covering two starts) and this was a nice rebound. The owner of a 3.37 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 92/40 K/BB ratio in 131 innings, he will take to the road to face the Blue Jays' offensive machine in his next start.
Aug 1 - 11:55 PM

Kyle Gibson lost steam late in Sunday's loss to the Yankees, allowing six runs on six hits over 5 1/3 innings.

Gibson pitched well through four innings, but after allowing a solo homer to Chase Headley in the fifth inning, he loaded the bases with nobody out in the sixth on a single and a pair of walks. Three runs would come home in the frame before Gibson was pulled. An additional two runs scored on his line after he left the game. This marks back-to-back poor starts for the young right-hander, who has now allowed 12 runs in his last 10 1/3 innings. Recent struggles aside, his results for the season have mostly been positive, as he holds a 3.12 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 88/39 K/BB ratio over 124 innings. He'll face the Mariners at home in his next start.
Jul 26 - 5:16 PM

Kyle Gibson was hammered for six runs in five innings of work, taking the loss on Tuesday versus the Angels.

Gibson wasn't pitching well, but limited the Halos to two runs over his first five innings. But four consecutive batters reached base to start the sixth before Gibson was pulled. Blaine Boyer relieved Gibson and immediately served up a home run to Chris Iannetta, allowing both inherited runners to score. The right-hander, overall, allowed 10 hits and a walk while striking out six. The outing balloons his ERA back up to 3.19 with a 1.29 WHIP and an 84/37 K/BB ratio in 118 2/3 innings. Gibson will face the Yankees at home in his next outing.
Jul 22 - 1:19 AM

Kyle Gibson pitched a sharp game in Sunday's 7-1 win over the Tigers, hurling seven innings of one-run (none earned) ball to improve to 8-6 on the season.

Gibson allowed just four hits while striking out six and walking two. He's pulling into the All-Star Break on the right track, with five straight starts allowing two or fewer runs. Gibson's struggled with control at times this season, but the recent strong stretch has dropped his WHIP to a you-can-live-with-it mark of 1.21. His 2.85 ERA doesn't look too shabby, either.
Jul 12 - 5:06 PM

Kyle Gibson held the Orioles to two runs over six innings, striking out seven, in a win Tuesday.

Gibson yielded six hits and a walk, with J.J. Hardy's two-run homer in the fifth inning accounting for all the damage against the right-hander. Gibson hasn't allowed more than two runs in any of his last four starts, and he improved to 7-6 with a 3.04 ERA and 1.24 WHIP with the win. He'll try to grab one more win before the All-Star break when he takes on the Tigers on Sunday.
Jul 7 - 11:32 PM

Kyle Gibson spun eight scoreless innings in a 2-0 win over the Royals on Thursday.

Gibson had runners on first and second with one out in the eighth inning, but struck out Lorenzo Cain swinging and got Eric Hosmer to ground out to wiggle out of the jam. It was the exclamation point on a terrific outing for the young right-hander, who allowed a total of four hits and four walks while striking out seven. He has fanned 54 batters in 64 1/3 innings over his last 10 starts, which is really encouraging. He'll bring a 3.04 ERA into a start against the Orioles next week.
Jul 2 - 11:38 PM

Kyle Gibson gave up two earned runs in five innings Sunday in a loss to the Cubs.

Gibson actually pitched pretty well compared to the Minnesota bullpen, which coughed up six runs in an eventual 8-0 loss for the host Twins. Gibson walked three and surrendered six hits. He's now 4-6 on the season with a 3.35 ERA and 1.28 WHIP. The 27-year-old right-hander meets the Brewers on the road next.
Jun 21 - 5:16 PM

Kyle Gibson allowed three runs over six innings in a loss to the Cardinals on Tuesday.

Gibson gave up a sacrifice fly to Randal Grichuk in the second inning and a two-run single to Mark Reynolds in the third which ended up being the difference in the ballgame. He fanned four and walked a pair in the loss. Gibson is now winless over his last four starts and has seen his ERA jump to 3.33 along the way. His peripherals haven't improved from last season, so it was unfair to expect his early success to continue. He's a fringe option in mixed fantasy leagues.
Jun 16 - 5:54 PM

Kyle Gibson struggled again on Wednesday, yielding five runs (four earned) in six innings in a loss against the Royals.

Regression was to be expected from Gibson, who ended May with a 2.61 ERA. He's now struggled in back-to-back starts. The Royals got to him early, plating four runs in the first inning, including three on an Alex Gordon home run. Gibson gave up five hits overall while walking two and striking out six. His ERA now stands at 3.24 with a 1.24 WHIP and a 45/23 K/BB ratio over 75 innings. He'll take the hill in St. Louis against the Cardinals next.
Jun 10 - 11:13 PM

Kyle Gibson took a no-decision after being tagged for five runs over seven innings against the Brewers on Friday.

It was a strange outing for Gibson, who gave up a season-high three home runs while striking out a season-high nine batters. Keep in mind that the 27-year-old struck out just six batters in 22 1/3 innings for all of April. This was the first time he had given up more than three earned runs in a start since his season debut. He'll bring a 3.00 ERA into a start against the Royals next week at home.
Jun 6 - 12:09 AM

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S1Phil Hughes
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Relief Pitcher
R1Glen Perkins
2Kevin Jepsen
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4Casey Fien
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