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Game 61: Angels at Twins

Will Kyle Gibson ever win another ballgame?

"Good lord, get this sun out of my eyes..."
"Good lord, get this sun out of my eyes..."
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First Pitch: 1:10 PM CDT
Radio: WCCO 830, TIBN
Know Thine Enemy: Halos Heaven

The last time Kyle Gibson was credited with a win, the calendar had yet to flip to April. It's not as though that statistic matters; Gibby's 118 ERA+ leads the staff. Still, Gibson going deep into a ballgame and the offense giving him some runs to throw up on the board would likely result in both a win for Kyle and a win for the club. Not a bad outcome.

Gibson's opponent today will be Tyler Skaggs, a 26-year-old lefty who's having his best year in the bigs so far this season. Through 66 innings, Skaggs has a 3.27 ERA, an 8.5 H/9, a 9.5 K/9, and a 125 ERA+, which would all be career marks if he kept up those paces throughout the rest of the year. Skaggs loves his curveball, which he's thrown almost as much as his straight fastball this year.

Enjoy the game!


Today's Lineups

Ian Kinsler - 2B Brian Dozier - 2B
Mike Trout - CF Eddie Rosario - LF
Justin Upton - LF Eduardo Escobar - 3B
Albert Pujols - DH Robbie Grossman - DH
Luis Valbuena - 3B Max Kepler - RF
Zack Cozart - SS Miguel Sano - 1B
Jose Miguel Fernandez - 1B Ehire Adrianza - SS
Jose Briceno - C Ryan LaMarre - CF
Michael Hermosillo - RF Bobby Wilson - C
Tyler Skaggs - LHP Kyle Gibson - RHP