|Eddie Rosario. One pitch, one home run.|
No further questions, your honor.
Kyle Gibson walked two and struck out just one in his six innings of work Wednesday night against Oakland.
Gibson in six starts is 3-2 with a 2.97 ERA, Nothing to complain about in the results so far.
But he also has walked 15 men in 36.1 innings and stuck out just 11. Those are some ugly ratios. The results and the process are out of whack, Gibson's "predictive" stats -- BB/K, K/9. FIP -- all portend disaster.
The fact is: Nobody is successful for long walking more than they strike out, and nobody is successful for long with a strikeout rate half the league average. It just doesn't happen. Gibson will be no exception.