Kyle Gibson has a sub 1.70 ERA in his last 4 starts (according to ESPN recap).
When do we start cal him "Big Game" Gibson?
In all seriousness, I think it's time to throw preconceived notions of this guy out the window. Looking at various stats/analytics, he appears to have turned a corner.
I've had some of these same thoughts, too. Now I'm trying not let what I've seen most recently over-influence what I know from watching Gibson's entire body of work. The major kicker being the Twins will have to decide, if they haven't already, whether to QO him this winter or let him walk.
A lot of Gibson's recent success can be attributed to missing bats. Last night, he didn't strike anybody out, walked one, and gave up 8 hits in 7 innings. And I was very nervous / neurotic about Molitor leaving Gibson in after Cabrera& Hosmer started the 6th with back-to-back singles. Why on earth would Molitor leave Gibson in, at a critical juncture in the game, with Perez & LH Moustakis coming up?
Because pop-up & inning-ending DP, that's why.
So yeah, Gibson's outings lately have been a major upgrade from what we've traditionally seen from him, but last night may have been smoke & mirrors as he didn't miss hardly any bats (4 swinging strikes) and danced out of trouble with 3 DPs.
Edited by Doubles, 08 September 2017 - 09:28 AM.