Wednesday, June 3, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Phil Hughes (4-4) vs. Eduardo Rodriguez (1-0)
The Boston Red Sox host The Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park on Wednesday. The Twins send Phil Hughes to the mound to face Eduardo Rodriguez of the Red Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at +148 and Boston at -158. The over/under was set at 9. The Twins have a 27-21 over/under record and a 32-17 run line mark, meaning they cover 65% of the time. The Red Sox are 20-31 against the run line and have a 23-27 over/under record. They cover the spread 39% of the time.
The Twins come into this game with a 30-19 record, and they are 11-12 away from home. Starting pitcher Phil Hughes holds a 4-4 record with an earned run average of 4.59 and a WHIP of 1.25. The Twins are 4-6 over his 64.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 75 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 5-5. His teammates are averaging 3.7 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.72 and they've given up 157 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .259 against the Twins bullpen while walking 44 times and striking out 102 times. Minnesota is averaging 5.77 strikeouts per game while getting 9.57 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 16th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.92.
Minnesota ranks 9th in the league in team batting average at .257 while hitting .225 on the road. Ranked at 20th in the league in on-base percentage, the Twins sit at .309 and they hold a .391 team slugging percentage. Joe Mauer leads the team in hits with 51 while the team ranks 10th in baseball with 8.69 hits per game.
With a 22-29 overall record, Boston will come into this game 10-12 at home. With an earned run average of 0.00, Eduardo Rodriguez will come into this game holding a 1-0 record and a 0.65 WHIP. The Red Sox have a record of 1-0 over the 7.2 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 3 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 0-1. His teammates score an average of 5 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.61 and they have given up 161 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .254 against the Red Sox bullpen while walking 60 times and striking out 134 times. Boston is averaging 7.24 strikeouts per game while getting 9.1 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.53.
They rank 23rd in the league in team batting average with a .241 average while hitting .263 at home. Ranked at 13th in the league in on-base percentage, the Red Sox sit at .315 and they hold a .369 team slugging percentage. Dustin Pedroia leads the team in hits with 58 while the team ranks 21st in baseball with 8.22 hits a game.
The Twins have committed 31 errors and have combined for 512 assists and 1,315 put outs leading to a .983 team fielding percentage. The Red Sox have committed 31 errors on the season with 534 assists and 1,365 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .984 on the year.
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 27-21 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 32-17 against the run line so far this season
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 23-27 against the over/under so far this season
The Boston Red Sox are 20-31 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
05/31/15 P Ricky Nolasco Ankle left last game, "?" next start
05/16/15 CF Jordan Schafer Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/16)
05/05/15 RF Oswaldo Arcia Hip Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/4)
04/04/15 P Ervin Santana Suspension expected to miss 80 games
Boston Red Sox
05/29/15 P Brandon Workman Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/3)
05/28/15 P Anthony Varvaro Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/29)
05/28/15 RF Daniel Nava Thumb Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/26)
05/24/15 RF Shane Victorino Calf Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/23)
05/13/15 P Justin Masterson Arm Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/13)
05/02/15 C Ryan Hanigan Wrist Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/1)
04/06/15 P Edwin Escobar Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/29)
04/04/15 C Christian Vazquez Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/30), out for season
Tony's Pick: Take the Twins
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