MINNEAPOLIS -- What's almost certainly Kyle Gibson's last stroll off the Target Field pitcher's mound this season didn't end at the home dugout.
Rather than watch all the latter stages of a 6-1, interleague loss he helped precipitate, the Twins rookie shuffled to the team's video room after being chased in the fourth inning. There, he sat through a painful self-critique, staring plainly at a monitor that revealed the extent of his failures in his 10th major league start.
There was Joe Mauer's glove, positioned to collect a fastball on the outside of the strike zone.
There was Gibson's pitch location, a few inches away and in perfect position for Mets designated hitter Andrew Brown to rope an 0-2 single and extend the first of two straight three-hit innings to open the afternoon.
All told, Gibson counted a mere 27 of his 72 pitches that hit Mauer's mitt in the desired place.
"If you go back and look at the video," the 6-foot-6, hard-throwing right-hander said, "it's probably not...