Los Angeles Dodgers at Minnesota Twins Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 4/29/2014
Wednesday, April 30, 8:10 PM on SNLA, FSN
Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Los Angeles Dodgers - Haren, D (3-0) vs. Minnesota Twins - Pelfrey, M (0-2)
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Wednesday night, Dan Haren will take the hill for the Los Angeles Dodgers as they take on Mike Pelfrey and the Minnesota Twins. It will be Haren’s 6th start of the season and Pelfrey’s 5th.
Dan Haren comes into this one with a 3 – 0 record and an ERA of 2.03 after pitching to a no decision in his last start. In that outing, Haren surrendered 3 runs on 7 hits with 2 walks and 7 strikeouts in 6 innings of work. Last season, Haren was 10 – 14 with a save in 30 starts and 1 relief appearance with the Washington Nationals.
In 2013, Haren didn’t face the Minnesota Twins but he has seen some of the hitters in the Twins’ lineup. Haren will have to exercise caution against Minnesota’s Joe Mauer. Mauer is 10 of 26 with a home run and 6 RBIs against Haren.
Mike Pelfrey is not looking too great so far this season. He makes this start with a record of 0 – 2 and an ERA of 7.32. His last start resulted in a no decision despite him allowing 4 runs on 6 hits in 5 innings with 3 walks and a strikeout. Last season, Pelfrey was 5 – 13 with an ERA of 5.19 in 29 starts.
In 2013, Pelfrey didn’t face the Dodgers but he has seen a few of the Los Angeles batters in his career. Adrian Gonzalez is 3 of 14 against Pelfrey but he has 2 home runs and 3 RBIs in those at-bats.
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
Los Angeles Dodgers are 12-12-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Los Angeles Dodgers is 0.1
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
Minnesota Twins are 18-4-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Minnesota Twins is 0.2
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Dodgers
04/28/14 SS Hanley Ramirez Thumb questionable
04/09/14 C A.J. Ellis Knee 15-day DL (4/06)
03/29/14 P Clayton Kershaw Back 15-day DL (3/23)
03/27/14 P Chad Billingsley Elbow 15-day DL (3/19)
03/27/14 P Onelki Garcia Elbow 60-day DL (3/14)
03/27/14 P Scott Elbert Elbow 60-day DL (2/8)
04/28/14 3B Trevor Plouffe Tricep questionable
04/11/14 LF Josh Willingham Wrist 15-day DL (4/7)
04/09/14 RF Oswaldo Arcia Wrist 15-day DL (4/5)
04/07/14 SS Jason Bartlett Ankle 15-day DL (4/7), out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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