Kansas City Royals at Minnesota Twins 6/30/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 6/29/2014
Monday, June 30, 2014, 8:10 PM on FSKC, FSN
Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Kansas City Royals - Duffy, D (4-7) vs. Minnesota Twins - Pino, Y (3-5)
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Monday night, the Kansas City Royals will give the ball to Danny Duffy as they square off against the Minnesota Twins and Yohan Pino. Duffy will make his 11th start and 17th appearance as Pino makes his 3rd start.
Danny Duffy dropped his 2nd straight game the last time out and that lowered his record to 4 – 7 with a 2.69 ERA. In the outing, Duffy allowed just a run on 4 hits in 6 innings as he walked 4 and struck out 5. But his offense got shut out and he took the loss. Last season, Duffy only started 5 games and compiled a 2 – 0 record with an ERA of 1.85.
In 2013, Duffy was 1 – 0 with a 1.74 ERA in 2 starts against the Twins. This season, Duffy has 2 relief appearances against the Twins. He held the Twins scoreless and hitless in 4.1 innings.
Yohan Pino took his 1st loss in his last start and that gives him a 0 – 1 record and a 6.30 ERA coming into this game. In the loss, Pino was lit up for 5 runs and 7 hits in just 3 innings of work. He walked a batter and struck out 2. Pino has spent most of his baseball career in the minors drifting between Triple-A and Double-A. Prior to getting called up he was 9 – 1 with a 1.92 ERA in 7 starts and 7 relief appearances in the Minors.
Without any experience against the Royals, Pino will have to rely on his baseball knowledge and the scouting report to get past Kansas City.
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
Kansas City Royals are 37-37-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Kansas City Royals is 0.2
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
Minnesota Twins are 40-32-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Minnesota Twins is -0.3
Injuries to Watch
Kansas City Royals
06/21/14 RF Norichika Aoki Groin 15-day DL (6/21)
03/30/14 P Luke Hochevar Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
06/26/14 CF Danny Santana Knee questionable
06/19/14 SS Eduardo Nunez Hamstring 15-day DL (6/15)
06/15/14 3B Trevor Plouffe Oblique 15-day DL (6/15)
05/03/14 P Mike Pelfrey Groin 60-day DL (5/1)
Josh's Pick: Take Kansas City
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