Minnesota Twins at Toronto Blue Jays Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 6/8/2014
Monday, June 9, 2014, 6:07 PM on FSN, RSN
Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Minnesota Twins - Nolasco, R (4-5) vs. Toronto Blue Jays - Dickey, R (6-4)
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Monday night, Ricky Nolasco will take the mound for the Minnesota Twins as they face R.A. Dickey and the Toronto Blue Jays. It will be Nolasco’s 13th start and Dickey’s 14th.
Ricky Nolasco added his 2nd straight win the last time he took the mound and that sent his record to 4- 5 with a 4.65 ERA. In that outing, Nolasco went 7 innings and allowed 4 runs on 6 hits (including a home run). He didn’t issue a single walk as he struck out 7. In 2013, he went 13 – 11 with a 3.70 ERA in 33 starts and a relief appearance for the LA Dodgers and the Miami Marlins.
Last season, Nolasco pitched to a no-decision in his only start against the Blue Jays after allowing 2 runs on 2 hits in 5.2 innings. He has seen many of the Blue Jays before but no one more than Jose Reyes. Reyes is 16 of 49 with 3 homers and 5 RBIs against the veteran right-hander.
R.A. Dickey got the win in his last outing and that gave him a 6 – 4 record with a 4.25 ERA coming into this start. His last time out, Dickey gave up 2 runs (on 2 solo homers) and 7 hits in 5 innings as he walked 4 and struck out 4. The knuckleballer is having a fair season and he will probably match last season’s record of 14 – 13 with a 4.21 ERA in 34 starts.
In 2013, Dickey was 1- 1 with a 6.08 ERA in 2 starts against the Twins. This season, Dickey was torched by the Twins for 5 runs and 7 hits in just 4.1 innings. Dickey walked 5 and struck out 4 in the loss.
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
Minnesota Twins are 34-22-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Minnesota Twins is -0.4
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto Blue Jays are 34-26-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Toronto Blue Jays is 0.8
Injuries to Watch
06/07/14 RF Oswaldo Arcia Ankle questionable
05/27/14 RF Sam Fuld Concussion 15-day DL (5/8)
05/03/14 P Mike Pelfrey Groin 15-day DL (5/1)
Toronto Blue Jays
05/15/14 CF Colby Rasmus Hamstring 15-day DL (5/13)
05/12/14 P Sergio Santos Forearm 15-day DL (5/11)
05/04/14 P Brandon Morrow Hand 60-day DL (5/3)
04/14/14 2B Maicer Izturis Knee 60-day DL (4/14)
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto
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