Twins Thursday: Gibson likely to also miss Saturday start

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins were hopeful that Kyle Gibson's back would heal in time for him to start Saturday against Chicago. With two days until that day, it doesn't appear likely that will be the case. Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said Thursday that the chances of Gibson starting Saturday are "not very good." If Gibson indeed is unable to start, Minnesota...
Via Fox Sports North
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Spot-Starter Swarzek Shuts Down Tribe; Twins 3, Indians 1

Until Wednesday afternoon Anthony Swarzak had been used exclusive as a reliever by the Minnesota Twins. When scheduled starter Kyle Gibson came down with a sore back on Tuesday, the Twins needed a spot starter on the fly and turned to Swarzak. Hoping to get perhaps a few innings of decent work out of the 28-year-old right-hander, who had made 31 relief appearances this season, Minnesota...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twins Wednesday: Bad back forces Gibson to miss start

MINNEAPOLIS -- Kyle Gibson walked slowly around the Twins clubhouse Wednesday morning, which was his scheduled day to make his next start. But a stiff lower back bumped him from his turn in the rotation, and Minnesota called on reliever Anthony Swarzak to make a spot start against Cleveland in the series finale. Gibson said Wednesday that he first experienced the tightness in his...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Kyle Gibson, Byron Buxton, Ricky Nolasco

Minnesota Twins right-hander Kyle Gibson will not make his start Wednesday because of back stiffness, reports Rhett Bollinger of Bollinger tweeted Gibson's scratch and the news that Anthony Swarzak will take the mound in his place:Kyle Gibson is scratched tomorrow with back stiffness. Anthony Swarzak will start in his place.— Rhett Bollinger (@RhettBollinger) July...
Via MLB Injury News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball Daily Fix: July 23rd

They say you can never go home again. Yet, here we are with Draftkings yet again. In case you are just joining us, Draftstreet and Draftkings merged, so we are back to playing with Draftkings. The good news is that Draftkings has incorporated some of the popular aspects of Draftstreet. If you were playing at Draftstreet, you can easily transfer your balance over to Draftkings by...
Via The Fantasy Fix
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins start homestand in unfortunate fashion versus Rays

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twin Cities are just three days removed from hosting one of sport's greatest spectacles, yet only shadows remain from the 85th Major League Baseball All-Star Game's scenic backdrop. The silhouette of Minnesota still graced Target Field's outfield grass Friday, but the letters "ASG" were no more. The bright, lime-green line in the sidewalk...
Via Fox Sports North
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays at Minnesota Twins game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. Neither the Tampa Bay Rays nor the Minnesota Twins were happy with the first half of the season. Despite some encouraging recent play for both clubs, they'll need strong starts out of the All-Star break to avoid irrelevancy. The Rays seek a ninth road win in 10 games Friday night when they face the Twins. Tampa Bay'...
Via Fox Sports Florida
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Wednesday, Jul 9

On July 15 during the MLB All-Star Game we’ll announce our $50 StubHub gift card winner! All you need to do is take 30 seconds and review our Daily Profcast on iTunes and fill out this simple form. We only have about 20 entries so far so your odds of winning are pretty great. Click here to enter! The Red Sox currently have their Wednesday starter listed as TBD. Here are a few notes...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Deduno, Twins bullpen provide bright spot in close loss to Yankees

MINNEAPOLIS -- With the New York Yankees launching their own Fourth of July fireworks in the first two innings Saturday against Kyle Gibson, it appeared as if the Twins might be in for a long day. Despite a season-low two innings from Gibson, Minnesota's bullpen kept the Twins in the game. However, an early six-run deficit proved too much for Minnesota's offense to overcome...
Via Fox Sports North
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins monthly recap: June

Throughout the season, we'll take a look back at the month that was for the Minnesota Twins. Today marks the third installment after the Twins fell to last place in the American League Central with a bumpy June. June record: 12-16 Tyler Mason's player of the month: SS Danny Santana (.309, 13 RBI, 4 SB) Although Santana is currently on the 15-day disabled list with a bone...
Via Fox Sports North
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins get clutch hit to back Gibson and end losing streak

Ron Gardenhire wanted to try something to break up the Minnesota Twins' scuffling offense and snap the road losing streak. Minnesota's manager gave 20-year-old Jorge Polanco his first major-league start at shortstop. Gardenhire even put Chris Parmelee and his eight-game hitting streak in the third spot in the batting order and playing center field; anything to shake the Twins...
Via Fox Sports North
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Gibson struggles early, but Twins avoid losing ugly

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Minnesota Twins may sometimes be down but rarely are they every truly out of a ballgame until the final inning. A disastrous game was instantly turned around. The Twins made the most of the few chances they had and although they were edged 8-6 by the Los Angeles Angels Tuesday night in Anaheim, it wasn't necessarily a bad loss. "We stay after it, we...
Via Fox Sports North
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Trout picks up Wilson, Angels in win vs. Twins

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- It was billed as a pitching duel, but it never quite came to fruition. Angels lefty C.J. Wilson was 5-0 in his last starts at Angel Stadium and Minnesota Twins' righty Kyle Gibson took a 22-inning scoreless streak on to the mound Tuesday night.  The Angels promptly snapped that streak with a five-run first and the Twins came back even quicker, tying the game...
Via Fox Sports West
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Sox Go Back to Back in Extras to Sweep the Twins Outta Town

The Sox had a getaway day game in the humid heat at Fenway where they hoped to get a win and the sweep against the Twins.  The Sox had John Lackey on the mound vs. Kyle Gibson for the Twins.  Both pitchers put on a show and the game was still tied 0-0 when it headed into extra innings.  Koji gave up the lead and the big Sox bats went back to back with homers to walk off with the...
Via Fenway West
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: John Lackey, Kyle Gibson Dominate In Series Finale

BOSTON — If low-scoring baseball games put you to sleep, this week’s Red Sox-Minnesota Twins series was not for you. No, this three-game set — which the Red Sox swept by virtue of a 2-1, walk-off, 10-inning win Wednesday — was all about the men on the mound. John Lackey turned in his best outing of the season in the finale, scattering three hits and a walk over nine scoreless...
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Gibson extends scoreless streak to 22 innings with another strong road start

There was a time when Kyle Gibson couldn't pitch well on the road. After two impressive starts away from Target Field, those days might be over for the Twins right-hander. Gibson tossed seven scoreless innings Wednesday at Fenway Park, the second time in as many road starts he's done so. In fact, Gibson's scoreless innings streak is now at 22, the longest by a Twins starter...
Via Fox Sports North
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Gibson, Escobar ace big tests in 2-0 Twins victory

It’s not often you notice a young player learning a valuable lesson, right at the moment it’s sinking in. But Kyle Gibson and Eduardo Escobar both had those baseball epiphanies Friday night. Gibson stared down two-time MVP Miguel Cabrera with the bases loaded, Escobar showed newfound patience in his own bags-jammed situation, and the pair of second-year regulars carried the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' Gibson takes bite out of Tigers in shutout win

For whatever reason, Twins starter Kyle Gibson couldn't carry the success he had at Target Field whenever he pitched on the road. Gibson's road splits were worse in just about every category when stacked up with his numbers at home. At least for one game, Gibson finally exorcised his road demons. Minnesota's right-hander threw seven scoreless innings Friday and only needed...
Via Fox Sports North
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers' home woes continue with 2-0 loss to Twins

DETROIT (AP) -- Kyle Gibson threw seven innings and Eduardo Escobar hit a solo homer in the third and drew a bases-loaded walk in the ninth, lifting the Minnesota Twins to a 2-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night. Detroit left seven on base against Gibson. The right-hander escaped a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the fifth inning by getting Miguel Cabrera to ground into...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers hitters look to stay in groove against Twins

Despite some inconsistent results for the Detroit Tigers lately, a number of their hitters have been in a groove. They figure to have a good chance to stay hot Friday night considering how much Minnesota Twins starter Kyle Gibson has struggled on the road. Detroit (34-28) snapped a three-game skid behind Max Scherzer's first career complete game in a 4-0 victory over the White...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Gibson looks to take home success on the road

The Minnesota Twins have, surprisingly enough, posted a better record on the road so far than this season than they have at Target Field. After Wednesday's win in Toronto, the Twins are now 16-16 on the road and 15-17 home. For Kyle Gibson, the opposite has been true. After beating the Houston Astros on Saturday in Minneapolis, the Twins 26-year-old right-hander improved to 4...
Via Fox Sports North
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Week 11 Free Agent Fixes

There is a breakout player that I was shocked to learn is owned in under 50 percent of both ESPN and Yahoo! leagues, and his low ownership is inexcusable. This quiet source of top shelf power is joined by a a pair of young right-handed starting pitchers, a recent surprise free agent signing, a minor leaguer that is an on-base machine, and an outfielder in line for full-time work...
Via The Fantasy Fix
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Santana's hot streak continues as Twins blast Houston

Sure, the Twins added a veteran designated hitter Saturday. If they’re lucky, he will hit as well as the DH they’re already using. While rumors about Kendrys Morales made their way around Target Field, Danny Santana lined four hits and drove in five runs, providing more than enough offense for Kyle Gibson and the Twins in an 8-0 shutout of Houston. “He’s swinging it,...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Gibson's road woes continue

A pair of trends continued Monday for Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson. As he's done since the end of April, Gibson followed up a strong start with a less-than-stellar performance. And his latest outing came on the road at Miller Park, perpetuating Gibson's troubles away from Target Field this season. It all added up to a 6-2 Twins loss to the Brewers in Monday's series opener...
Via Fox Sports North
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Gibson bounces back, but to no avail

MINNEAPOLIS -- Kyle Gibson has fallen into a pattern. Every time the Twins right-hander has a rough outing, he's followed it up with a bounceback effort. That scenario was true again on Wednesday against the Texas Rangers. Fortunately for Minnesota, Wednesday's start was one of Gibson's bounceback outings after he allowed five runs in San Francisco over the weekend. Unfortunately...
Via Fox Sports North
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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