Minnesota Twins at Seattle Mariners 7/10/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/9/2014
Thursday, July 10, 2014, 10:10 PM on FSN, ROOT
Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington
Minnesota Twins - Pino, Y (0-2) vs. Seattle Mariners - Wilhelmsen, T (1-1)
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On Thursday night, rookie Yohan Pino will be hoping to pick up his first Major League win when he and the Minnesota Twins take on the Seattle Mariners, who are expected to go with an all-bullpen game.
Yohan Pino made his fourth start of the year against the New York Yankees last week and ended up settling for the no decision. He pitched six innings in that outing and gave up just one run on three hits while striking out three batters and walking two. Through 21.1 innings, Pino has struck out 15 batters and has only walked five.
All of the Twins will be going up against Pino for the first time on Thursday night. Their right-handed batters may not be looking forward to the matchup, as he has been able to hold righties to a .222 batting average this season.
The Mariners are going to give the start to one of their relief pitchers, who will probably pitch for a maximum of three innings. Tom Wilhelmsen and Brandon Maurer are two players who could carry the majority of the load for Seattle. In 47 innings this season, Wilhelmsen has a solid 2.49 ERA and he has only given up four home runs. Maurer has a very high 6.18 ERA through 39.1 innings of work, and he has walked 3.66 batters per nine innings this season.
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
Minnesota Twins are 44-39-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Minnesota Twins is -0.4
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
Seattle Mariners are 37-48-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Seattle Mariners is 0.7
Injuries to Watch
07/08/14 P Ricky Nolasco Elbow questionable
07/02/14 1B Joe Mauer Oblique 15-day DL (7/2)
06/27/14 CF Danny Santana Knee 15-day DL (6/27)
05/03/14 P Mike Pelfrey Groin 60-day DL (5/1)
04/16/14 P Blake Beavan Shoulder 60-day DL (4/15)
04/09/14 P James Paxton Back 60-day DL (4/8)
Josh's Pick: Take Seattle
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