|DETROIT ( FULMER )|
MINNESOTA ( GIBSON )
|963||DETROIT||+165||Ov 8.5,-110||+145||Ov 8.5,+100|
|964||MINNESOTA||-175||Un 8.5,-110||-155||Un 8.5,-120|
|vs Right-handed Starters||14-22||-3.9||13-22||3.9||0.240||0.296||0.378||0.673||4.6||0.251||0.321||0.394||0.715|
|Past 7 Games||1-6||-4.3||2-5||1.9||0.190||0.224||0.277||0.501||4.7||0.241||0.310||0.373||0.683|
|vs Right-handed Starters||15-18||-3.8||17-15||4.4||0.243||0.317||0.394||0.711||4.7||0.244||0.327||0.403||0.730|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+0.3||3-4||4.1||0.248||0.335||0.369||0.704||3.4||0.230||0.292||0.365||0.657|
|5/9/2018||LIRIANO(L)||@ TEXAS||COLON(R)||4-5||L||160||9 ov||P||10||10||0||7||7||2|
|5/17/2018||BOYD(L)||@ SEATTLE||GONZALES(L)||3-2||W||170||8 ev||U||9||10||0||7||6||2|
|5/18/2018||FULMER(R)||@ SEATTLE||HERNANDEZ(R)||4-5||L||140||7.5 ov||O||7||5||0||5||5||2|
|5/19/2018||FIERS(R)||@ SEATTLE||PAXTON(L)||2-7||L||230||7.5 ov||O||3||1||1||10||7||0|
|5/20/2018||LIRIANO(L)||@ SEATTLE||LEBLANC(L)||2-3||L||160||8.5 un||U||10||7||1||6||5||1|
|5/21/2018||HARDY(L)||@ MINNESOTA||BERRIOS(R)||2-4||L||187||8.5 un||U||3||2||0||8||7||0|
|5/22/2018||BOYD(L)||@ MINNESOTA||LYNN(R)||0-6||L||145||9 un||U||7||8||0||7||3||1|
|5/23/2018||FULMER(R)||@ MINNESOTA||GIBSON(R)|| |
|5/25/2018||FIERS(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||LOPEZ(R)|| |
|5/26/2018||LIRIANO(L)||CHI WHITE SOX||SANTIAGO(L)|| |
|5/27/2018|| ||CHI WHITE SOX||SHIELDS(R)|| |
|5/28/2018||BOYD(L)||LA ANGELS|| || |
|5/29/2018||FULMER(R)||LA ANGELS|| || |
|5/30/2018|| ||LA ANGELS|| || |
|5/10/2018||BERRIOS(R)||@ LA ANGELS||RICHARDS(R)||4-7||L||130||7.5 un||O||8||4||0||12||6||0|
|5/11/2018||LYNN(R)||@ LA ANGELS||SKAGGS(L)||5-4||W||150||7.5 ov||O||9||5||0||10||7||0|
|5/12/2018||GIBSON(R)||@ LA ANGELS||TROPEANO(R)||5-3||W||115||8.5 ev||U||10||5||0||7||16||0|
|5/13/2018||ROMERO(R)||@ LA ANGELS||OHTANI(R)||1-2||L||155||7.5 un||U||7||9||1||7||10||0|
|5/15/2018||BERRIOS(R)||ST LOUIS||FLAHERTY(R)||4-1||W||-115||9 ov||U||9||5||0||2||3||1|
|5/16/2018||LYNN(R)||ST LOUIS||MIKOLAS(R)||5-7||L||-105||9.5 ev||O||10||7||0||13||10||1|
|5/25/2018||ROMERO(R)||@ SEATTLE||PAXTON(L)|| |
|5/26/2018||ODORIZZI(R)||@ SEATTLE||LEBLANC(L)|| |
|5/27/2018||BERRIOS(R)||@ SEATTLE||LEAKE(R)|| |
|5/28/2018||LYNN(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||JUNIS(R)|| |
|5/29/2018||GIBSON(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||DUFFY(L)|| |
|5/30/2018|| ||@ KANSAS CITY|| || |
|DETROIT: 2017: 64-98, fifth place.
MANAGER: Ron Gardenhire (first season).
ADDITIONS: OF Leonys Martin, RHP Mike Fiers, LHP Francisco Liriano, OF Victor Reyes.
SUBTRACTIONS: Manager Brad Ausmus, 2B Ian Kinsler, RHP Anibal Sanchez, INF Andrew Romine, RHP Bruce Rondon.
OUTLOOK: The Tigers traded Verlander, Justin Upton and J.D. Martinez last season, then dealt away Kinsler during the offseason. There could be more big moves on the horizon ' Fulmer, Iglesias and Castellanos should all have some trade value, but each of them is young enough that he could be useful to the Tigers when they become competitive again. That's especially true of Fulmer, the 2016 AL Rookie of the Year. Barring a huge surprise in terms of on-field results, the biggest suspense this season might revolve around how general
MANAGER Al Avila approaches the next few steps in the rebuild.
|MINNESOTA: 2017: 85-77, second place, lost to Yankees in wild-card game.
MANAGER: Paul Molitor (fourth season).
ADDITIONS: RHP Lance Lynn, RHP Jake Odorizzi, DH-1B Logan Morrison, RHP Fernando Rodney, RHP Addison Reed, LHP Zach Duke, SS-3B Erick Aybar, RHP Michael Pineda.
SUBTRACTIONS: RHP Matt Belisle, RHP Bartolo Colon, C Chris Gimenez, DH-1B Kennys Vargas, LHP Hector Santiago, LHP Glen Perkins, LHP Buddy Boshers, RHP Michael Tonkin.
OUTLOOK: After their massive 26-win turnaround last season, earning Molitor the AL Manager of the Year award and a new contract through the 2020 season, the Twins were already on the upswing with their 25-and-under core of Berrios, Buxton, Sano, Rosario and Kepler. Then, after spring training began, they traded for Odorizzi and signed Morrison and Lynn, all at market-bargain prices. They've already had some setbacks, with finger surgery for Santana expected to keep him out for most or all of April, and the gut-punch news of Polanco's suspension, plus the uncertainty that surrounds Sano. But this is a team, even with the bold offseason moves made by AL heavyweights Boston and New York, and the strength of reigning AL Central champion Cleveland, that has the talent and spunk to be right in the playoff mix. With Hughes and Tyler Duffey on track for long-relief roles and a spate of well-regarded prospects set to fill out the rotation at Triple-A Rochester, this is as much starting pitching depth as the Twins have had in years. After using 16 different starters in 2017, they needed that. Rodney, Reed and Duke were important additions to bolster the bullpen, too, after Minnesota relievers ranked 22nd in the majors with a collective 4.40 ERA.
|Twins aim for fourth straight win as they host Tigers|
Kyle Gibson returns to the mound as the Minnesota Twins look to extend their winning streak to four games and go for their third sweep of the season when they face the Tigers on Wednesday afternoon at Target Field.
Gibson was roughed up his last time out. He gave up five runs on eight hits and four walks with a pair of home runs and struck out five in an 8-3 loss Friday.
"Unfortunately the home runs got to me," Gibson said after Milwaukee bumped his ERA from 3.43 to 3.96. "I've been doing a better job this year trying to avoid those and keep the ball in the park, and the story of the night is home runs and walks."
Gibson is 6-7 with a 5.59 ERA in 16 starts versus Detroit.
The Twins have been active on the transaction wire over the last 24 hours. They signed 31-year-old first baseman Chris Carter in a deal with the Angels on Tuesday night, assigning him to Triple-A Rochester. Earlier in the day, recalled outfielder Ryan LaMarre from Rochester after designating right-hander Phil Hughes for assignment.
Hughes had a 6.75 ERA through 12 innings this season. He began the year in the starting rotation but was moved to the bullpen after two unimpressive starts as he struggled to recover from rib surgery.
"He's worked really hard. He's been through a lot physically. He's had to endure a lot of rehabs. We probably saw him at his best his first year over here. It's been a tough road for him since then," manager Paul Molitor said. "I thanked him for the effort that he's given me and the times he's taken the ball, and I hope something happens in a positive fashion for him moving forward."
The Tigers are hoping that right-hander Michael Fulmer (1-3, 4.35) reverts to form against the Twins, who have never beaten him in three career meetings.
He's allowed nine earned runs over 10 2/3 innings in his last two starts, both of which came against the Mariners.
Fulmer got off to a good start his last time out, allowing only two baserunners over his first six innings, but walked two batters to open the seventh and was done after allowing a two-run single later in the inning.
"I just can't seem to figure it out right now," Fulmer said. "All the work I've put in, you see glimpses of it and it just falls apart. (That) loss is on me, for sure, because you can't walk two guys in an inning -- leadoff guys. I was the one that started the rally. Just happens another ground ball got through the middle. Just frustrates you."
He's put in extra effort during his between-starts bullpen sessions, hoping to straighten out any kinks in his delivery.
"Usually by now I would have shaved my beard or got a haircut, or something," Fulmer said. "But I can't really be frustrated because I feel like my stuff is still there. I know it is. The ball is moving the way I want it to. I'm just not commanding the ball in the zone the way I want to.
"I know I can do it. It's just a matter of time. It only takes one good outing."
|Last Updated: 9/21/2018 12:43:11 PM EST|