Minnesota Twins at Baltimore Orioles 8/29/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 8/28/2014
Friday, August 29, 2014
Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore
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Friday night, Trevor May (0 - 3, 8.79 ERA) takes the mound for the Minnesota Twins as they square off against Miguel Gonzalez (6 – 7, 3.75 ERA) and the Baltimore Orioles. May will make his 4th start and 5th appearance as Gonzalez makes his 21st start and 22nd appearance.
Trevor May is still seeking his first Major League victory after taking another loss in his last start. May was roughed up the last time out as he allowed 5 runs and 11 hits in just 5.1 innings. He struck out 4 without issuing a single walk. May has given up 3 or more runs in all 4 of his Major League appearances and hitters are feasting on everything that he throws. Prior to getting the call, May was 8 – 6 with a 2.84 ERA in 18 starts at Triple-A Rochester.
May has never faced the Orioles and no matter what the scouting report says, he will need better command of his pitches if he wants to get that first win.
Miguel Gonzalez took a hard luck loss his last time out in his 1st start in nearly 2 weeks. Gonzalez was down in Double-A before getting the call for his last start. He allowed 2 runs and 6 hits (including a home run) in 6.1 innings. He didn’t issue any walks as he struck out 3 batters. But without any offense, his good start was spoiled. Gonzalez is 3 -3 in his last 10 appearances. Last season, Gonzalez posted an 11 - 8 record with a 3.78 ERA in 28 starts and 2 relief appearances.
In 2013, Gonzalez didn’t face the Twins but he has seen many of the Minnesota hitters before. The Twins are batting .316 against Gonzalez with 6 hits and 3 RBIs in 19 at-bats.
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
Minnesota Twins are 66-60-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Minnesota Twins is -0.3
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore Orioles are 56-71-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Baltimore Orioles is 0.5
Injuries to Watch
08/25/14 P Yohan Pino Elbow out indefinitely
05/03/14 P Mike Pelfrey Groin 60-day DL (5/1)
08/22/14 3B Manny Machado Knee 15-day DL (8/12); out for season
06/17/14 C Matt Wieters Elbow 60-day DL (5/11), out for season
06/03/14 P Johan Santana Shoulder 60-day DL (6/2), out for season
04/03/14 P Edgmer Escalo Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/14 LF Francisco Peguero Wrist 15-day DL (3/21)
Josh's Pick: Take Baltimore
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