The Twins have certainly had a strange home-and-road split this year as for as win-loss record this year. And it will be difficult this homestand to start reversing the home woes since the Rays have pretty much made themselves at home at Target Field since it was built and the Twins then welcome the Astros next, who have the best record in the American League.
The Twins will then head out West to play a three-city road trip and none of the 3 opponents currently has a winning record, so it could be that we will continue for a while to hear about their odd tendency to do much better on the road.
Of course, the Twins can start to change that narrative by winning today. Gibson hasn't had a quality start in at least his last 7 opportunities, so the offense and bullpen will most likely have to do a lot of the heavy lifting.
It is an interesting pitching matchup in that both players were drafted out of high school in 2006. Cobb was taken in the 4th round and Gibson was taken in the 36th round. He of course, didn't sign and went to the University of Missouri and was drafted by the Twins in the first round 3 years later.
The good news is, regardless of how well Gibson and the Twins do today, they are guaranteed to lead the AL Central by at least 2 games on Memorial Day. Even I, the "eternal optimist" wouldn't have predicted that 2 months ago.