CWS 6, MIN 1: Gibby Gets Got
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Kyle Gibson: 44 Game Score, 7 IP, 5 ER, 7 K, 1 BB, 63.7% strikes
Bullpen: 1 IP, ER, 2 K
Lineup: 2-for-6 w/RISP, 8 LOB
Bottom three per WPA: Gibson -.170, Wilson -.140, Kepler/Mauer -.070
Gibson did end up finishing seven innings and struck out seven, but whenever Chicago needed a big hit, they seemed to get it. Among the twelve baserunners he surrendered, only five were left on base and the White Sox were 3-for-8 with runners in scoring position against him.
On the mound opposite him for the Sox was James Shields, and he looked like the younger version of himself against a hapless Twins lineup. He got thirteen outs on ground balls, struck out five, and had three one-two-three innings among his seven frames.
In the sixth inning, it was a “what the heck just happened?!” moment when it comes to umpires, and the Twins were on the wrong side of it. Third base coach Gene Glynn was mysteriously ejected (nice video, by the way, MLB…) after a Brian Dozier single put Eddie Rosario 90 feet away from home. A balk was then called that should have given Minnesota a run, but the White Sox protested and somehow that call was reversed. Paul Molitor then came out to object to that decision and also got tossed…
The weirdest part in all of that, is just like strikes, arguing a balk is not supposed to be allowed:
Not that it mattered much other than it would have kept the Twins from being shut out to that point, but I can’t wait to hear any explanations from Major League Baseball.
Out of the bullpen, Ryan Pressly gave up a home run to Avisail Garcia in the eighth inning and his ERA on the season has now increased by two full runs in the month of June to 4.14.
The only star of the game on offense for Minnesota was Ehire Adrianza, who went 4-for-4 with his 14th double, and finally got the Twins on the board officially in the top of ninth with an RBI single.
Go back at ‘em tomorrow, fellas…?
Postgame With Molitor
Here’s a quick look at the number of pitches thrown by the bullpen over the past five days:
AL Central Standings
MIN 34-42 (-8)
DET 36-45 (-8.5)
CWS 28-51 (-15.5)
KC 25-55 (-19)
Next Three Games
Thu @ CWS, 1:10PM CST – RHP Jake Odorizzi (3-5, 4.97 ERA)
Fri @ CHC, 4:05PM CST – RHP Jose Berrios (8-5, 3.15 ERA)
Sat @ CHC, 1:20PM CST – LHP Adalberto Mejia (0-0, -.--ERA)
Last Three Games
CWS 8, MIN 4: South Side Slip
MIN 2, TEX 0: La MaKKKKKKKKKKKKina
TEX 9, MIN 6: Odorizzi Lays an Egg
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