03-07-2013, 08:55 PM #1
Gibson has a crazy wild outing
In the same game where Hicks was crazy good, Kyle Gibson was crazy bad.
Gibson struggled to locate his fastball and gave up six runs on eight hits, a walk and three wild pitches -- all fastballs -- over 2 1/3 innings in Minnesota's 10-6 win over Philadelphia.
Gibson struggles with command against Phillies | twinsbaseball.com: News
03-07-2013, 10:01 PM #2
But we've already got one of these dudes, don't we? That Deduno guy who kept
hitting the mascot last year, right?
One more reason Gibson doesn't start the season on the 25 man...
03-07-2013, 10:21 PM #3
Probably not too surprising for this to happen. From what I've read/heard, post Tommy John velocity tends to return fairly quickly while command can take a while.
03-07-2013, 10:43 PM #4
03-07-2013, 11:06 PM #5
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03-08-2013, 12:56 AM #6
No surprise. Same thing happened in the AFL. In his first 2 starts, he was tremendous, good velocity and sharp slider. Then he struggled with his control for a few starts and was hit around a little bit. I think that is very normal and expected. They talked a lot about trying to keep him from doing too much too fast this spring. He could be fighting the dreaded "dead arm" earlier than others too.
Gibson is very much a control pitcher, so I'm not worried about the control at all.
03-09-2013, 10:13 AM #7
03-09-2013, 10:23 AM #8
Gibson pitched in 3 A games: He had a great game, an average game and a mediocre game. Cannot take any one of them out of context and make conclusions about Gibson and his control. Maybe he woke up in the wrong side of the bed or the 3 hr bus ride to Clearwater stiffened his back or something. Who knows? I am zero concerned about Gibson. It will all play out...-----
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03-09-2013, 11:06 AM #9
I was informed today that Gibson has already been told he's going to Rochester.