Minnesota Twins at New York Yankees Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 5/29/2014
Friday, May 30, 7:05 PM on FSN, YES
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
Minnesota Twins - Nolasco, R (2-5) vs. New York Yankees - Nuno, V (1-1)
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On Friday the Minnesota Twins will travel to the East coast to take on the New York Yankees. Minnesota will send Ricky Nolasco to the mound opposite of the Yankees’ Vidal Nuno.
Nolasco is coming off his fifth loss of the season and third loss in his last five outings. The loss against the San Francisco Giants put Nolasco’s record at 2-5 with a 6.12 ERA. He only lasted 4.2 innings and gave up seven earned runs via nine hits while striking out three and walking one. The Twins’ defense wasn’t much help on the night as two very catchable fly balls were dripped in the first inning. Nolasco will look to get back on track Friday when he faces the Yankees.
A dose of Ricky Nolasco might be exactly what Brian McCann needs to get on track. Over his career, McCann is 20-for-58 against Nolasco with eight home runs and 23 RBIs.
Nuno last pitched on Friday against the Chicago White Sox and got the no decision as he pitched seven innings and gave up three earned runs over nine hits while striking out five batters and walking one. Nuno was on track for the loss before he was bailed out in the ninth inning when the Yankees came back and tied the game. Nuno will have to pitch a lot better if he wants to keep his spot. With Michael Pineda soon to be back in the lineup, Nuno will have to outpitch one of David Phelps or Chase Whitley. Nuno holds a 1-1 record with a 5.49 ERA.
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
Minnesota Twins are 29-18-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Minnesota Twins is -0.5
New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York Yankees are 23-28-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for New York Yankees is -0.2
Injuries to Watch
05/27/14 RF Sam Fuld Concussion 15-day DL (5/8)
05/03/14 P Mike Pelfrey Groin 15-day DL (5/1)
New York Yankees
05/28/14 1B Mark Teixeira Wrist questionable
05/15/14 RF Carlos Beltran Elbow 15-day DL (5/13)
05/13/14 P Shawn Kelley Back 15-day DL (5/7)
05/11/14 P CC Sabathia Knee 15-day DL (5/11)
05/06/14 P Michael Pineda Shoulder 15-day DL (4/24)
05/01/14 P Bruce Billings Forearm 15-day DL (4/26)
04/20/14 P Ivan Nova Elbow 60-day DL (4/20); out for season
04/15/14 C Francisco Cervelli Hamstring 60-day DL (4/13)
Josh's Pick: Take New York
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