Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers 9/27/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 9/26/2014
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Comerica Park in Detroit
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On Saturday, Ricky Nolasco (5-12) will try to win his first game in five starts this month when he and the Minnesota Twins face off against Kyle Lobstein (1-1) and the Detroit Tigers.
In his last outing, Ricky Nolasco took the loss against the Arizona Diamondbacks after giving up five runs in 4.2 innings of work. He allowed nine base hits in that game and walked one batter while striking out five. Nolasco now has a 5.47 ERA following that loss and he has given up a career-worst 11.6 hits per nine innings.
Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler is 5-for-9 against Nolasco in his career with three doubles and two RBI. First baseman Miguel Cabrera has just one hit off of him in six at-bats with no walks and three strikeouts.
Rookie left-hander Kyle Lobstein had a pretty good outing against the Chicago White Sox last Sunday, but he ended up taking the loss. He pitched seven innings in that game and gave up just two runs on five hits while striking out five and walking one. Lobstein has a 3.38 ERA this year and he has struck out 23 hitters in 34.2 innings.
Twins infielder Eduardo Escobar has two hits in three plate appearances against Lobstein with a double and no strikeouts. Eric Fryer is hitless in three at-bats against Lobstein in his career with no walks and no strikeouts.
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
Minnesota Twins are 85-68-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Minnesota Twins is -0.5
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 81-71-7 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Detroit Tigers is 0.4
Injuries to Watch
09/25/14 3B Trevor Plouffe Forearm out for season
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
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit
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