CLE 10, MIN 0: Who Needs Chris Gimenez?
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Kyle Gibson: 23 Game Score, 5.0 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 3 K, 3 BB, 52.6% strikes
WPA of 0.1 or higher: None
WPA of -0.1 or lower: Gibson -.238
There were other, non-Mitch Garver pitching things that happened in tonight’s game, but I fear that if I go into much detail it may be deemed cruel and unusual.
Here are the Twins’ hits: Jake Cave single, Logan Forsythe single, Jorge Polanco double and … nope, that’s it.
Kyle Gibson had a rare rough night and Matt Belisle had his usual rough night. Gibson surrendered seven hits and Cleveland scored six runs, four earned over his five innings. Belisle gave up four more runs over his two innings.
That puts Belisle up to 20 earned runs in 19 ⅔ innings with the Twins this season. Just for reference, that’s the same number of earned runs Taylor Rogers has allowed in 44 ⅔ innings this season.
Belisle also needed a season-high 48 pitches to get through those two innings. The Twins will need to make a move tomorrow when they activate Matt Magill from paternity leave ...
Postgame With Garver
Here’s a quick look at the number of pitches thrown by the bullpen over the past five days:
AL Central Standings
MIN 52-59 (-10)
DET 47-65 (-15.5)
CHW 41-70 (-21)
KC 34-77 (-28)
Next Three Game
Tue at CLE, 6:10 pm CT: Adalberto Mejia vs. Carlos Carrasco
Wed at CLE, 6:10 pm CT: Jake Odorizzi vs. Mike Clevinger
Thu at CLE, 12:10 pm CT: Jose Berrios vs. Corey Kluber
Last Three Games
MIN 6, KC 5: Cave Slugs Grand Slam as Twins Sweep Royals
MIN 8, KC 2: New Twins Ace Wins in Front of Old Twins Ace
MIN 6, KC 4: Long Day at the Office