San Diego Padres at Minnesota Twins 8/5/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 8/4/2014
Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 8:10 PM on FSSD, FSN
Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota
San Diego Padres - Hahn, J (7-2) vs. Minnesota Twins - Hughes, P (10-8)
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Rookie starter Jesse Hahn (7-2) will try to make it four wins in a row when the San Diego Padres face Phil Hughes (10-8) and the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.
Jesse Hahn had another good start for the Padres in his last outing when he defeated the St. Louis Cardinals at home. He went seven innings in that game and allowed just one run on four hits while walking two and striking out three. Hahn has 54 strikeouts in 53.2 innings of work this year, and he now has a very solid 2.01 ERA.
The Twins will be getting their first chance to face Hahn on Tuesday night. So far, he has held left-handed hitters to a .168 batting average, while right-handed hitters are batting just .198 against him.
Last Wednesday, Phil Hughes suffered his third loss in a row when he was beaten by the Kansas City Royals on the road. He pitched six innings in that outing and gave up three runs on seven hits while striking out five and walking one. Hughes now has a 4.12 ERA, but his 2.68 FIP suggests that he has been very unlucky this season.
Padres outfielder Seth Smith has four hits in his seven at-bats against Hughes with two walks and a double. Shortstop Everth Cabrera is just 1-for-6 against him with two RBI and two strikeouts.
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
San Diego Padres are 37-68-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for San Diego Padres is -0.2
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
Minnesota Twins are 53-51-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Minnesota Twins is -0.4
Injuries to Watch
San Diego Padres
07/28/14 LF Carlos Quentin Knee 15-day DL (7/27)
07/23/14 CF Cameron Maybin Suspension has been suspended for 25 games
06/26/14 P Andrew Cashner Shoulder 15-day DL (6/21)
06/26/14 P Casey Kelly Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
06/14/14 P Troy Patton Shoulder 60-day DL (6/14)
05/22/14 P Robbie Erlin Elbow 60-day DL (5/18)
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
07/08/14 P Ricky Nolasco Elbow 15-day DL (7/6)
07/02/14 1B Joe Mauer Oblique 15-day DL (7/2)
05/03/14 P Mike Pelfrey Groin 60-day DL (5/1)
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota
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