Among the players who have taken a step back since the All Star Break is Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson. Gibson took the loss again last night against the White Sox, with the highlight against him an enormous homerun from Jose Abreu. While that big blast was a high profile issue on one night, that hasn’t been Gibson’s problem of late. In fact, when taken in contrast to his other starts since the Break, this might even qualify as a hopeful outing.
Despite everything, Gibson only walked one batter on Monday night, in contrast to his 11.8% walk rate in the month of August. He didn’t even breach 7% in any month during the first half of the season, but has trended the wrong way in July and August, and so too have his results.