While Petty has yet to make his major league debut, Gray is leading the charge for the Twins and they look to find a way to advance in the MLB Postseason.
Currently, the Twins are battling it out with the reigning World Series Champion Houston Astros. With the series knotted at one game apiece, Gray got the start for Minnesota in a crucial Game 3. Things didn't start out too well for the former Reds hurler.
Former Reds pitcher has uncharacteristic mistakes in Game 3 of the ALDS
After dispatching of the Toronto Blue Jays in the AL Wild Card Series, the Minnesota Twins advanced to the ALDS for the first time since 2019. Former Cincinnati Reds starter Sonny Gray got the win in Game 2 of the AL Wild Card after going five innings and not allowing a single run.
The Houston Astros won Game 1 of the American League Division Series by a final score of 6-4, but the Twins fought back and took Game 2 with Pablo Lopez on the bump.
Gray was back on the hill for Game 3 of the ALDS and did not look like himself. In the bottom of the first inning, Astros slugger Jose Abreu launched one into the seat in left field. The three-run blast gave Houston an early 4-0 lead on the road.
Gray was then chased from the game after Astros' third baseman Alex Bregman launched a 353-foot solo shot in the top of the fifth inning to put Houston up 5-0.
Sonny Gray was the best pitcher in the game this past season when it came to giving up home runs. Gray allowed just 0.391 home runs per nine innings pitched during the regular season. Chicago Cubs starter Justin Steele was his closest competition, posting .727 home runs per nine innings pitched.
Gray surrendered just eight gopher balls all season, a career-best for the former Reds hurler. Gray will be a free agent during the upcoming offseason. Might the Reds' brass entertain the idea of a reunion this winter?