Minnesota Twins at San Diego Padres Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 5/20/2014
Wednesday, May 21, 10:10 PM on FSN, FSSD
PETCO Park, San Diego, California
Minnesota Twins - Hughes, P (4-1) vs. San Diego Padres - Ross, T (5-3)
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28-year-old starter Phil Hughes will take the mound for the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night and will face Tyson Ross and the San Diego Padres.
Phil Hughes followed up his best start of the season with another strong showing against the Boston Red Sox last week, but he finished with a no decision in that game. He made it through six innings in that start and gave up just one run on five hits while walking none and striking out a season-high eight batters. His ERA is now down to 3.61 on the year and he has given up just four home runs in 47.1 innings of work.
Carlos Quentin is hitless against Hughes in six plate appearances, while Seth Smith is 2-for-4 against him with a double and two walks. None of the current Padres have hit a home run off of Hughes.
Tyson Ross pitched seven strong innings against the Cincinnati Reds last week and was able to get his fifth win of the season. He allowed just one earned run in that game on three hits and walked five while striking out eight. Ross has now pitched seven innings in three consecutive starts and has lowered his ERA to 2.81 on the season.
Joe Mauer has three plate appearances against Ross in his career and has walked all three times. Eduardo Nunez is hitless in his three at-bats against the big right-hander.
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
Minnesota Twins are 26-15-1 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Minnesota Twins is -0.3
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
San Diego Padres are 14-28-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for San Diego Padres is -0.5
Injuries to Watch
05/08/14 RF Sam Fuld Concussion 7-day DL (5/8)
05/03/14 P Mike Pelfrey Groin 15-day DL (5/1)
04/11/14 LF Josh Willingham Wrist 15-day DL (4/7)
San Diego Padres
05/17/14 P Andrew Cashner Elbow 15-day DL
03/28/14 P Casey Kelly Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Cory Luebke Elbow 60-day DL (3/7)
03/28/14 P Joe Wieland Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Josh Johnson Elbow 60-day DL (3/21); out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota
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