Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes.
A Brief Review of Kyle Gibson’s Debut Start
As noted in these pages of late, Twins right-handed prospect and 22nd-overall pick in the 2009 draft Kyle Gibson made his major-league debut on Saturday. What follows is a brief review of same.
Gibson was successful on Saturday both in terms of defense-independent pitching and actual run prevention. The debutant recorded a 5:0 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 6.0 innings against 26 total batters, inducing grounders on 11 of 20 batted-balls (55%). All told, he posted a 3.30 single-game xFIP — not dissimilar from the 3.00 single-game ERA he produced by allowing two earned runs (box).
As the PITCHf/x chart below (featuring speed and horizontal movement) reveals, Gibson threw three-plus pitches on Tuesday — some combination of four- and two-seam fastballs, it seems, in the low-90s; a slider at around 82-86 mph; and a changeup at about 84-86 mph.
Here’s footage from the second inning of Gibson striking out talented Kansas City catcher Salvador Perez on a slider:
That Same Slider, But Slower
Here’s footage of the same exact pitch, except at about two-thirds the speed:
Still That Slider, But More Different
Here’s continued footage of that same slider, except from a better camera angle this time:
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Today’s Complete Schedule
Here’s the complete schedule for all of today’s games, with our very proprietary watchability (NERD) scores for each one. Pitching probables and game times aggregated from MLB.com and RotoWire. The average NERD Game Score for today is 5.4.
Note: the following table is entirely sortable.
|Andrew Cashner||SD||6||8||7||0||9||MIA||Nathan Eovaldi*||13:10|
|Gio Gonzalez||WAS||6||2||6||5||8||NYN||Zack Wheeler*||13:10|
|Trevor Cahill||AZ||5||3||5||7||5||ATL||Paul Maholm||13:35|
|Kyle Lohse||MIL||5||5||6||7||6||PIT||Charlie Morton*||13:35|
|Mark Buehrle||TOR||3||6||4||8||4||BOS||Ryan Dempster||13:35|
|Rick Porcello||DET||9||7||7||10||5||TB||Jer. Hellickson||13:40|
|C.J. Wilson||LAA||4||6||3||3||1||HOU||Lucas Harrell||14:10|
|Justin Masterson||CLE||8||8||8||2||10||CHA||Chris Sale||14:10|
|Ervin Santana||KC||8||5||5||2||3||MIN||Kevin Correia||14:10|
|Mat Latos||CIN||8||4||8||3||10||TEX||Yu Darvish||15:05|
|Jake Westbrook||STL||1||3||3||6||4||OAK||Tommy Milone||16:05|
|Edwin Jackson||CHN||5||5||3||4||0||SEA||Jer. Bonderman||16:10|
|Kyle Kendrick||PHI||3||1||4||2||6||LAN||Stephen Fife||16:10|
|Mad. Bumgarner||SF||7||6||7||9||7||COL||D. Pomeranz*||16:10|
|Hiroki Kuroda||NYA||4||4||5||9||4||BAL||Chris Tillman||20:05|
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