by Dan Harris | Fri, Jul 15th 10:09pm EDT
Kyle Gibson allowed one run on four hits and a walk over six innings on Friday against the Marlins. He struck out five and earned the win, moving to 5-3.
Gibson's underlying numbers weren't particularly impressive in this start. He had just a 14% whiff rate and a 19% CSW rate, both well below league average. But he allowed an average exit velocity of just 85.8 MPH and kept the Marlins off balance. Miami has really struggled to score runs all season but especially of late, so take this start for what it is - an excellent outing in the softest of matchups. Gibson will take his 4.35 ERA and 1.20 WHIP into his next start sometime after the break.