Arizona Diamondbacks at Minnesota Twins 9/23/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 9/22/2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Target Field in Minneapolis
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Rookie left-hander Andrew Chafin (0-0) will be making the third start of his career when he and the Arizona Diamondbacks take on Kyle Gibson (12-11) and the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.
Last Wednesday, Andrew Chafin pitched six pretty good innings against the San Francisco Giants and ended up with a no decision. He gave up two runs on three hits in that game while striking out two and walking four. Chafin has a 1.64 ERA through two starts and he has only given up six hits in 11 innings of work while walking six batters he's faced.
The Twins will be getting their first chance to go up against Chafin on Tuesday night. So far this year, he has held right-handed hitters to just a .148 batting average and a .429 OPS.
Second-year starter Kyle Gibson picked up the win over the Detroit Tigers last Wednesday after pitching six decent innings. He allowed four runs on seven hits in that game while striking out three batters and walking three. Gibson has a 4.64 ERA this year and he has only been able to strike out 5.1 batters per nine innings.
Diamondbacks left fielder Mark Trumbo has one hit in his two at-bats against Gibson with a solo home run. All of the other Diamondbacks will be facing the right-hander for the first time on Tuesday.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
Arizona Diamondbacks are 72-78-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Arizona Diamondbacks is -0.8
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
Minnesota Twins are 84-66-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Minnesota Twins is -0.5
Injuries to Watch
09/05/14 P Brad Ziegler Knee out for season
08/02/14 1B Paul Goldschmidt Hand 15-day DL (8/2), out for season
06/17/14 P Bronson Arroyo Elbow 15-day DL (6/16), out for season
06/10/14 3B Eric Chavez Knee 60-day DL (6/9), has retired
04/18/14 P David Hernandez Elbow 60-day DL (3/27), out for season
03/27/14 P Matt Reynolds Elbow 60-day DL (3/19)
03/27/14 P Patrick Corbin Elbow 60-day DL (3/19), out for season
09/21/14 SS Eduardo Escobar Shoulder "?" Monday vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
09/20/14 P Glen Perkins Forearm out for season
08/25/14 P Yohan Pino Elbow out indefinitely
05/03/14 P Mike Pelfrey Groin 60-day DL (5/1)
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota
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