Minnesota Twins at Tampa Bay Rays Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 4/22/2014
Wednesday, April 23, 7:10 PM on FSN, SUN
Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
Minnesota Twins - Pelfrey, M (0-2) vs. Tampa Bay Rays - Odorizzi, J (1-2)
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Wednesday night, the Minnesota Twins and Mike Pelfrey will face the Tampa Bay Rays and Jake Odorizzi. It will be the 4th starts of the season for both pitchers.
Mike Pelfrey is still seeking his first win after posting an 0 – 2 record and a 7.98 ERA in 3 starts. His last outing was a 4.1 inning effort where he allowed 5 runs on just 4 hits (including a homer) while walking 5 and striking out just 1. The numbers are really not much better than 2013’s 5 - 13 record and 5.19 ERA in 29 starts.
Last season, Pelfrey took the loss in his only start against the Rays. He gave up 3 runs on 8 hits in that 6 inning start. Tampa Bay’s Evan Longoria is 3 of 6 with a home run and an RBI against Pelfrey.
Jake Odorizzi took his second straight loss in his last start after giving up 3 runs on 5 hits in 5 innings with 3 walks and 4 strikeouts. Odorizzi’s record fell to 1 – 2 with an ERA of 5.63. After winning his first start, Odorizzi has given up 10 runs (all earned) on 15 hits in his last 2 outings (10 innings). That comes out to a run per inning and that isn’t good. Last season, Odorizzi was 0 – 1 with a save and a 3.94 ERA in 4 starts and 3 relief appearances.
In 2013, Odorizzi didn’t get to face the Twins and Eduardo Nunez is the only Minnesota hitter that he has ever faced. Nunez is 0 for 1 against Odorizzi.
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
Minnesota Twins are 14-4-0 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Minnesota Twins is 0.4
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay Rays are 9-9-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Tampa Bay Rays is 0.1
Injuries to Watch
04/11/14 LF Josh Willingham Wrist 15-day DL (4/7)
04/09/14 RF Oswaldo Arcia Wrist 15-day DL (4/5)
04/07/14 SS Jason Bartlett Ankle 15-day DL (4/7)
Tampa Bay Rays
04/13/14 P Alex Cobb Oblique 15-day DL (4/13)
04/08/14 P Matt Moore Elbow 15-day DL (4/8), out for season
03/30/14 2B Tim Beckham Knee 15-day DL (3/30)
03/28/14 P Jeremy Hellickson Elbow 15-day DL (3/30)
Guy's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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