Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins 9/17/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 9/16/2014
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Target Field in Minneapolis
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On Wednesday, David Price (14-11) will make his ninth start for the Detroit Tigers when they face off against Kyle Gibson (11-11) and the Minnesota Twins.
David Price faced the Cleveland Indians at home last week and ended up beating them after giving up just one run in 7.2 innings of work. He allowed eight hits in that start and struck out seven without walking a batter. Price has a 3.26 ERA on the year and he has been able to strike out 250 batters in 226.2 innings on the mound.
Twins infielder Eduardo Nunez will probably be in the lineup against Price on Wednesday as he is 9-for-31 against him with two doubles, a home run and four RBI. First baseman Joe Mauer is just 3-for-18 against the left-hander with three walks and five strikeouts.
Last Thursday, Kyle Gibson could only make it through three innings against the Cleveland Indians on the road and ended up losing for the 11th time this season. He gave up seven runs on seven base hits in that game while walking two batters and striking out no one. On the season, Gibson now has a 4.58 ERA and he has only struck out 5.1 batters per nine innings.
Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler is 3-for-7 against Gibson in his career with a walk and an RBI. Nick Castellanos is hitless in six at-bats against him with a walk and three strikeouts.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 79-65-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Detroit Tigers is 0.4
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
Minnesota Twins are 80-65-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Minnesota Twins is -0.5
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
09/16/14 RF Oswaldo Arcia Back questionable
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 Detroit
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