Minnesota Twins at San Francisco Giants Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 5/23/2014
Saturday, May 24, 10:05 PM on FSN, CSBy
AT&T Park, San Francisco, California
Minnesota Twins - Nolasco, R (2-4) vs. San Francisco Giants - Vogelsong, R (2-2)
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Ricky Nolasco will be going for his first win in more than a month when he and the Minnesota Twins go up against Ryan Vogelsong and the San Francisco Giants Saturday night.
Right-hander Ricky Nolasco pitched five innings in his game against the Seattle Mariners in his last start and ended up with his fourth loss of the season. He gave up three earned runs on six hits in that game and walked three while striking out three. Nolasco has had a rough season and now has a 2-4 record with a 5.50 ERA through nine starts.
Giants outfielder Hunter Pence has done very well against Nolasco in his career by notching 10 hits in 32 at-bats with two doubles, four home runs and 11 RBI. Gregor Blanco is 8-for-19 against the right-hander.
Ryan Vogelsong pitched seven shutout innings against the Miami Marlins last Sunday and was able to pick up his second win of the season. He gave up just five hits in those seven innings of work while striking out six and walking just one batter. He lowered his ERA to 3.62 in the win and his 7.1 K/9 is about a strikeout and a half better than it was in 2013.
Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki has faced Vogelsong more than any of his teammates and he is 2-for-8 against him with a double and three RBI.
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
Minnesota Twins are 27-16-1 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Minnesota Twins is 1.4
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
San Francisco Giants are 20-25-2 against the Over/Under
Run differential for San Francisco Giants is 0.1
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 Francisco Giants
05/22/14 P Santiago Casilla Hamstring out indefinitely
05/21/14 C Buster Posey Back questionable
05/21/14 P Matt Cain Hamstring questionable
05/10/14 1B Brandon Belt Finger 15-day DL (5/10)
03/28/14 2B Marco Scutaro Back 60-day DL (3/21)
Tony's Pick: Take San Francisco
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