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Article: Whiff Of Success: Gibson Making Bats Miss

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#121 yarnivek1972


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Posted 17 September 2017 - 01:52 PM

Today may be the most important start (to date) of Gibson's career.

And he laid an absolute egg. He has a lead right now and may even get a win. But this is the Gibson we have seen for the majority of his career. Not very good. Doesn't command his pitches well enough.

#122 AlwaysinModeration


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Posted 17 September 2017 - 07:30 PM

Yawn. Another Gibson start in a situation which kind of felt "must-win," he once again cruises through scoreless 3rd through 6th innings, offense scores double digits, Twins get to choose which bullpen arm to give some work to, Twins win going away. Same old, same old.
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Posted 17 September 2017 - 07:40 PM

I think the important part here is to remember that Gibson is one of the best five SP'ers for the Twins this year. And I think everyone expects him to struggle at time. I am just thankful that he has managed to put up some good numbers (and get wins) against the bad teams.

Is 2016 2017 2018 the year that a good pitching prospect is truly blocked by 5 good pitchers in the starting rotation? 

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 04:56 AM

Of qualified SPs in baseball, Lester gets 6.07 runs of support per start.

Gibson gets 6.15.

11-10 with an ERA over 5.00 (and a FIP close to 5 as well)


His numbers look practically identical to last year. About as close to a mirror image as possible. Same amount of innings, same ERA, little higher FIP, practically the same K/9, BB/9 and WHIP.  




Whiff of success? There's a whiff alright :-)

Edited by jimmer, 18 September 2017 - 04:56 AM.

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#125 AlwaysinModeration


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Posted 24 September 2017 - 09:23 PM

Well damn, that trendline is gone to hell. Twins score double digits against the Tiger in three of the four games....and would you look at that, Gibson, of all people is the only one who didn't get 10+ runs!

September for Gibson: 5 games, 4-0, 2.81 ERA, 1.03 WHIP. Since the All-Star Game, a 3.58 ERA over 12 starts. The Twins have won 9 of those 12 games. He has been a big reason the Twins are heading to the Wild Card Game.
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