Boston Red Sox at Minnesota Twins Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 5/12/2014
Tuesday, May 13, 8:10 PM on NESN, FSN
Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Boston Red Sox - Doubront, F (1-3) vs. Minnesota Twins - Nolasco, R (2-3)
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Tuesday night, the Boston Red Sox will give the ball to Felix Doubront as they take on the Minnesota Twins and Ricky Nolasco. Both pitchers will be making their 8th trips to the hill.
Felix Doubront comes into this one after pitching to 2 straight no decisions that left his record at 1 – 3 as his ERA dropped to 5.09. In his last start, Doubront went 5.1 innings and allowed just a run on 5 hits with 3 walks and 3 strikeouts. But Doubront had thrown 97 pitches by that point and that was way too much for just 5.1 innings. Last season, Doubront went 11 - 6 with an ERA of 4.32 in 27 starts and 2 relief appearances.
In 2013, Doubront lost his only start against the Twins after getting shelled for 6 runs on 11 hits in just 5.1 innings of work. And he has had trouble against the Minnesota lineup in his career. Eduardo Nunez is 5 of 10 with 2 triples and an RBI against Doubront.
Rickey Nolasco allowed 3 runs on 6 hits (including a home run) in 6 innings as he allowed a walk and struck out 9 in his last start. But he didn’t get the decision and that left his record at 2 - 3 with a 5.64 ERA. In 2013, Nolasco split the season with the Miami Marlins and the Los Angeles Dodgers as he compiled a 13 -11 record with a 3.70 ERA in 33 starts and a relief appearance.
Last season, Nolasco won his only start against the Red Sox after pitching 8 innings of scoreless baseball and allowing just 2 hits while striking out 6. Overall, the Red Sox are batting just .198 against Nolasco with just 16 hits and 4 RBIs in 81 at-bats.
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston Red Sox are 13-21-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Boston Red Sox is -0.2
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
Minnesota Twins are 22-12-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Minnesota Twins is -0.3
Injuries to Watch
Boston Red Sox
05/12/14 3B Will Middlebrooks Hand questionable
04/09/14 P Steven Wright Hernia 60-day DL (3/21)
05/08/14 RF Sam Fuld Concussion 7-day DL (5/8)
05/03/14 P Mike Pelfrey Groin 15-day DL (5/1)
04/11/14 LF Josh Willingham Wrist 15-day DL (4/7)
04/09/14 RF Oswaldo Arcia Wrist 15-day DL (4/5)
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota
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