We’re fading the struggling veteran in Miami. Here’s why:
- Allowed season-high 9 hits and 7 earned runs vs. this same Marlins team last week.
- That game was at home where Gibson is usually at his best. Tonight, they’re on the road where he consistently pitches worse.
- Marlins already faced him 5 times this season, which gives them an inherent advantage out of the gate in matchup #6.
- They averaged 6.2 hits per game in those contests, clearing this 5+ hits number in 4 of the 5.
- Gibson also allowed 5+ hits in 6 straight games, and 6+ hits in 5 of those 6.
- Miami’s offense is historically bad, but for all the reasons outlined above, I feel they can be trusted vs. the struggling righty as Leg 1.