Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers 9/25/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 9/24/2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Comerica Park in Detroit
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On Thursday, Trevor May (3-5) will go for his fourth win in five starts this month when he and the Minnesota Twins take on right-hander Max Scherzer (17-5) and the Detroit Tigers.
Trevor May had his first poor start of the month last Saturday when he was beaten by the Cleveland Indians at home. He gave up seven runs in 4.2 innings of work that day while striking out three batters and walking two. On the season, May has a very high 8.39 ERA and he has given up 54 hits in 39.2 innings.
Tigers catcher Bryan Holaday has two hits in his three at-bats against May with a double and an RBI. All-Star Miguel Cabrera is hitless in three at-bats versus May with no walks and no strikeouts.
Last weekend, Max Scherzer picked up his 17th win of the year when he beat the Kansas City Royals on the road. He pitched seven innings in that start and allowed just one run on seven hits while walking one and striking out six. Scherzer has 243 strikeouts in 214.1 innings of work this year and he now has a 3.19 ERA.
Twins first baseman Joe Mauer has nine hits in his 39 at-bats versus Scherzer with a home run and four RBI. Third baseman Trevor Plouffe is just 1-for-17 against him in his career with one walks and eight strikeouts.
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
Minnesota Twins are 85-66-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Minnesota Twins is -0.5
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 81-70-6 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Detroit Tigers is 0.4
Injuries to Watch
09/24/14 1B Joe Mauer Elbow is downgraded to doubtful Wednesday vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
09/20/14 P Glen Perkins Forearm out for season
08/25/14 P Yohan Pino Elbow out indefinitely
05/03/14 P Mike Pelfrey Groin 60-day DL (5/1)
09/02/14 P Drew VerHagen Back 60-day DL (7/15)
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
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit
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