Cleveland Indians at Minnesota Twins 7/23/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 7/22/2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 1:10 PM on STOh
Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Cleveland Indians - Bauer, T (4-4) vs. Minnesota Twins - Gibson, K (8-8)
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Wednesday afternoon, the Cleveland Indians will give the ball to Trevor Bauer as they take on the Minnesota Twins and Kyle Gibson. Bauer makes his 14 th start as Gibson makes his 20th.
Trevor Bauer evened his record at 4 - 4 with an ERA of 3.89 after getting the victory in his last outing. In the win, Bauer surrendered 3 runs on 6 hits in 6 innings of work. He walked a batter while striking out 5. Even though Bauer got the win, he needed 101 pitches to get through just 6 innings. He's thrown over 100 pitches in each of his last 7 starts. Last season, Bauer started just 4 games and compiled a record of 1 - 2 with an ERA of 5.29.
In 2013, Bauer didn't face the Twins and he has never faced Minnesota before. Hopefully he can get as much information from the scouting report as possible to help him handle the Twins' hitters.
Kyle Gibson took the loss in his last start and that dropped his record to 8 - 8 with an ERA of 4.19. In that outing, Gibson allowed 6 runs and 9 hits (including a home run) in 6.1 innings as he walked a batter and struck out 1. In his last 5 starts, Gibson has alternated victories with defeats. If the pattern holds, he should be in line for a victory in this start. In 2013, Gibson posted a 2 -4 record with a 6.53 ERA in 10 starts.
During his rookie campaign last season, Gibson pitched to a no-decision in his only start against the Indians. This season, Gibson is 1 -0 in 2 starts against the Tribe.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
Cleveland Indians are 50-45-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Cleveland Indians is 0
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
Minnesota Twins are 48-44-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Minnesota Twins is -0.3
Injuries to Watch
07/21/14 1B Carlos Santana Knee questionable
07/08/14 P Justin Masterson Knee 15-day DL (7/7)
07/06/14 CF Michael Bourn Hamstring 15-day DL (7/6)
06/12/14 1B Jason Giambi Knee 60-day DL (6/12)
05/15/14 RF Nyjer Morgan Knee 60-day DL (5/14)
07/08/14 P Ricky Nolasco Elbow 15-day DL (7/6)
07/02/14 1B Joe Mauer Oblique 15-day DL (7/2)
05/03/14 P Mike Pelfrey Groin 60-day DL (5/1)
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota
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