Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins 9/15/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 9/14/2014
Monday, September 15, 2014
Target Field in Minneapolis
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On Monday, Max Scherzer (16-5) will try to take over the American League lead in wins when he and the Detroit Tigers go up against right-hander Anthony Swarzak (3-1) and the Minnesota Twins.
Last Tuesday, Max Scherzer pitched 6.2 solid innings against the Kansas City Royals and picked up the win. He gave up just one run on seven base hits in that outing while walking four batters and striking out six. The right-hander now has a 3.19 ERA on the year and he has struck out 10.4 batters per nine innings.
Twins outfielder Chris Parmelee is 5-for-14 against Scherzer in his career with a walk and a double. Third baseman Trevor Plouffe has just one hit in 15 at-bats against him with one walk and seven strikeouts.
Anthony Swarzak last made a start for the Twins back in July when he was able to beat the Cleveland Indians. Since then he has come out of the bullpen for the team. On the year, the right-hander has a 3.95 ERA and he has given up 74 hits in 73 innings on the mound.
Tigers All-Star Miguel Cabrera has six hits in 19 at-bats versus Swarzak in his career with two doubles, two home runs and seven RBI. Second baseman Ian Kinsler is 7-for-16 against him in his career with a double, a home run and four RBI.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 75-65-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Detroit Tigers is 0.3
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
Minnesota Twins are 77-64-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Minnesota Twins is -0.4
Injuries to Watch
09/02/14 P Drew VerHagen Back 60-day DL (7/15)
08/10/14 P Anibal Sanchez Pectoral 15-day DL (8/9)
06/25/14 P Luke Putkonen Elbow 60-day DL (4/19)
05/02/14 P Joel Hanrahan Elbow 60-day DL (5/2)
03/28/14 LF Andy Dirks Back 60-day DL (3/29)
03/28/14 P Bruce Rondon Elbow 60-day DL (3/29), out for season
03/27/14 SS Jose Iglesias Stress Fracture 60-day DL (3/29); out for season
09/05/14 1B Paul Konerko Hand out indefinitely
04/19/14 P Felipe Paulino Shoulder 15-day DL (4/19)
04/04/14 P Nate Jones Hip 60-day DL (4/4)
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit
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