Baltimore Orioles at Minnesota Twins Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 5/1/2014
Friday, May 2, 8:10 PM on MAS2, FSN
Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Baltimore Orioles - Jimenez, U (0-4) vs. Minnesota Twins - Nolasco, R (2-2)
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In a game that will feature two struggling pitchers, Ubaldo Jimenez and the Baltimore Orioles will go up against Ricky Nolasco and the Minnesota Twins.
Ubaldo Jimenez became the first player in the majors to reach four losses on the season when he was defeated by the Kansas City Royals last Friday. He didn't have a bad start, but he did give up four earned runs on six hits through six innings pitched while striking out just three batters and walking four. He currently has a 6.59 ERA in his first season as an Oriole.
Trevor Plouffe is one Minnesota player who does not like facing Jimenez, going hitless through eight at-bats with five strikeouts. Catcher Kurt Suzuki is 1-for-2 against the big right-hander and is the only current Twin to hit a home run off of him.
Ricky Nolasco didn't pitch well at all last Thursday against the Tampa Bay Rays, but his offense helped him to pick up his second win of the season. He went six innings in that outing and gave up a season-high six earned runs on 10 hits while striking out just one and walking two. He has given up 13 hits per nine innings this season and has a 6.67 ERA.
Steve Lombardozzi has faced Nolasco more than any other Baltimore player, but he has just three hits against him in 13 at-bats for a .231 batting average.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore Orioles are 12-11-1 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Baltimore Orioles is -0.2
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
Minnesota Twins are 18-4-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Minnesota Twins is 0.2
Injuries to Watch
04/26/14 1B Chris Davis Oblique 15-day DL (4/26)
04/03/14 P Edgmer Escalo Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/14 LF Francisco Peguero Wrist 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 3B Michael Almanzar Arm 15-day DL (3/23)
03/28/14 3B Manny Machado Knee 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 LF Nolan Reimold Neck 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Troy Patton Suspension out indefinitely
04/28/14 3B Trevor Plouffe Tricep questionable
04/11/14 LF Josh Willingham Wrist 15-day DL (4/7)
04/09/14 RF Oswaldo Arcia Wrist 15-day DL (4/5)
04/07/14 SS Jason Bartlett Ankle 15-day DL (4/7), out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota
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