Kyle Gibson Has Been Brilliant for the Twins Lately
Kyle Gibson hasn't allowed a run in 22 innings, and was dominant again yesterday in a no-decision on the road in Boston.
Gibson went to toe-to-toe with John Lackey of the Red Sox on Wednesday, and brought a no-hitter into the fifth inning. On the day, he tossed seven scoreless innings, allowed one hit, struck out eight (season-high), and walked nobody.
His last run allowed was on June 2nd when he gave up four runs to Milwaukee. Since that game, he's managed to put together a scoreless streak of 22 innings without a run. The righthander is 2-1 in June with one no-decision, and has pitched at least seven innings in his last three games. He's also throwing really well on the road as his two games have been at Detroit (won), and Boston (no-decision).
Overall, Gibson is 6-5 in 2014 with a 3.25 ERA. He's struck out 46 and walked 25 in 83.0 innings pitched. Against Boston, Gibson, Phil Hughes and Kevin Correia gave up a combined three runs, but none of the three was able to pick up a win due to a lack of offense.
As a Twins fan, it's finally nice to have two top of the rotation quality starters (Hughes, and Gibson). Plus, the future looks bright as Yohan Pino makes his Major League debut for Minnesota tonight, and Trevor May, and Alex May are pitching well in Triple-A Rochester.
The Twins head back home to Target Field today after an 11-game road trip. Pino makes his debut against the Chicago White Sox. The 30-year old righthander went 9-1 with a 1.92 ERA in 14 games in Rochester and replaces Samuel Deduno in the rotation.
Minnesota is 32-38 on the year and 6.5 games back of Kansas City in first place. Game time is set for 7:10 p.m. tonight, and can be heard on 1140 KSOO.