San Diego Padres at Minnesota Twins 8/6/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 8/5/2014
Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 1:10 PM on FSSD
Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota
San Diego Padres - Despaigne, O (2-3) vs. Minnesota Twins - Correia, K (5-13)
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Wednesday afternoon, the San Diego Padres and Odrisamer Despaigne (2 – 3, 2.68 ERA) will face the Minnesota Twins and Kevin Correia (5 -13, 4.96 ERA). Despaigne makes his 8th start as Correia makes his 23rd.
Odrisamer Despaigne took the loss after a rough start his last time out. In defeat, Despaigne allowed 6 runs and 9 hits (including a homer) in 5.2 innings of work. He walked a batter while striking out 3. It was the 3rd loss in 4 starts for the rookie right-hander after he started out 2 – 0 in his first 3 outings. But only 2 of his losses were really his fault. He has suffered from a lack of run support in his 5 other starts but he still has kept his ERA below 3 and that is a triumph for a rookie pitcher in the Majors.
Despaigne has yet to face the Twins but if he pitches well and receives some help from his offense, he has a shot at a victory.
Kevin Correia didn’t get the decision in his last outing despite a solid start. He allowed just 2 runs on 5 hits in 6 innings of work. He struck out 4 without issuing a walk. Correia’s last 6 outings haven’t been that great as he has posted a 1 – 4 record in that stretch. Last season, the veteran righty was just 9 – 13 with a 4.18 ERA in 31 starts.
In 2013, Correia didn’t face his former team but he has a start against them this season. In that outing, Correia picked up the victory after allowing 3 runs and 4 hits in 6 innings.
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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