Arizona Diamondbacks at Minnesota Twins 9/24/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 9/23/2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Target Field in Minneapolis
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Wednesday afternoon, Vidal Nuno (2 -11, 4.60 ERA) and the Arizona Diamondbacks will face Phil Hughes (15 -10, 3.61 ERA) and the Minnesota Twins. Nuno will make his 28th start and 31st appearance as Hughes makes his 32nd start.
Vidal Nuno wasn’t that bad in his last start but still didn’t get the decision. In 5.1 innings of work, Nuno gave up 3 runs on 8 hits (including a home run) as he walked a batter and struck out 7. It seems like no matter how Nuno pitches, he can’t seem to find a victory. He hasn’t won a game since he joined the Diamondbacks in July and is 0 – 5 in his last 10 appearances. Last season with the New York Yankees, Nuno posted a record of 1 – 2 with a 2.25 ERA in 3 starts and 2 relief appearances.
Nuno didn’t face the Twins in 2013 but he had a start against them earlier in the season while a member of the Yankees. Nuno lost that start in May after allowing 4 runs and 7 hits (including 3 homers) in 6.2 innings.
Phil Hughes missed getting the decision in his last start after allowing 4 runs and 10 hits (including a home run) in 7 innings of work. He struck out five batters without issuing a single walk. The last few starts have been rough for Hughes but he still owns a 5 - 3 record in his last 10 starts. In 2013, Hughes made 29 starts and a relief appearance for the New York Yankees en route to a 4 - 14 record and a 5.19 ERA.
Hughes pitched to a no-decision in his only start against the Diamondbacks in 2013. Arizona is batting .269 against Hughes with 18 hits, 4 home runs and 11 RBIs in 67 at-bats.
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
09/22/14 SS Eduardo Escobar Shoulder "?" Tuesday 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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