TURNING IT AROUND

Kyle Gibson was sent to the minors twice in 2017, but he came on strong at the end of the season, and that has carried over into what has been a strong 2018, one where he is striking out more batters and giving up fewer hits and runs.

2018 2013-17

Earned-run average 3.42 4.70

WHIP (walks plus hits per innings pitched) 1.228 1.434

Hits per nine innings 7.5 9.7

Walks per nine innings 3.6 3.2

Strikeouts per nine innings 8.9 6.2