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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 could start on short rest on Sunday if the game has possible playoff implications.
After Friday's loss however, the chances of the Twins earning a Wild Card berth have diminished significantly. It would take a minor miracle for Sunday's game to matter, but if it does, the Twins will send their top hurler to the hill. Oct 3 - 12:13 PM

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Kyle Gibson fired six shutout innings in the Twins' 7-1 defeat of the Indians in the first half of Wednesday's doubleheader at Progressive Field.

Gibson was sharp from the get-go, yielding only four total hits while striking out nine batters to push the Twins a little bit closer to the second American League Wild Card. Gibson could be asked to make one final regular-season start if it's needed. He has a respectable 3.84 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, and 145/65 K/BB ratio in 194 2/3 innings as of now.
Sep 30 - 7:32 PM

Tuesday's game between the Twins and Indians has been postponed because of rain.

It will be made up as part of a doubleheader Wednesday. Scheduled starters Kyle Gibson and Cody Anderson will be pushed back a day.
Sep 29 - 8:24 PM

Kyle Gibson was tagged for six runs in 2 2/3 innings Thursday in a loss to the Indians.

So consistent during the first half, Gibson has resumed his 2014 Jekyll-and-Hyde act in the second half, giving up at least six runs five times. He's 2-5 with a 5.64 ERA since the All-Star break.
Sep 25 - 12:07 AM

Kyle Gibson logged a quality start in Saturday's no-decision against the Angels, allowing three runs on five hits over 6 1/3 innings.

The right-hander whiffed five on the day and issued three free passes. He has been the Twins most consistent starting pitcher this season, compiling a 3.73 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 131/61 K/BB ratio over 186 innings. He'll once again try for his 11th victory when he does battle against the Indians at home on Thursday.
Sep 19 - 5:28 PM

Kyle Gibson pitched brilliantly in Sunday's 7-0 win over the White Sox, firing 7 2/3 shutout innings while allowing just five hits.

Gibson fanned seven and walked one in the beauty of a start. Micah Johnson did manage a double against him, but the Twinkies' 27-year-old right-hander wouldn't allow him to score. He's struggled with allowing runners on base at times this season, but his overall 3.71 ERA and 1.27 WHIP marks are both respectable enough. A home start against the Angels shows next on his schedule.
Sep 13 - 5:14 PM

Kyle Gibson allowed four runs in a complete-game loss to the Royals on Tuesday.

A rough first inning marred what was otherwise a good showing from Gibson. All four Royals runs came in the first five batters of the game, but Gibson gave up just two hits and one walk over the rest of the game. The loss was his first in over a month, dropping him to 9-10 overall. Gibson will carry a 3.87 ERA and 1.29 WHIP into Monday's start against the Tigers.
Sep 8 - 10:57 PM

Kyle Gibson turned in a quality start in Thursday afternoon's no-decision against the White Sox, yielding three runs on five hits over six innings.

Gibson struck out four without walking a batter in the contest. Solitary runs scored in the first, fourth and sixth innings. Gibson's struggled with putting runners on base in previous starts, but he's mostly been able to limit the amount touching the plate. He'll carry a 3.84 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 115/55 K/BB ratio (across 164 innings) into a tough road showdown with the division-leading Royals next time he toes the rubber.
Sep 3 - 4:40 PM

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

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

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2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Eduardo Nunez
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LF1Eddie Rosario
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CF1Aaron Hicks
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DH1Miguel Sano
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Starting Pitcher
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Ricky Nolasco
4Kyle Gibson
5Mike Pelfrey
6Tommy Milone
7Tyler Duffey
Relief Pitcher
R1Glen Perkins
2Kevin Jepsen
3Blaine Boyer
4Casey Fien
5Brian Duensing
6Neal Cotts
7Kyle Gibson
8Trevor May
9Ryan O'Rourke
10A.J. Achter
11Michael Tonkin
12Logan Darnell
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