Wednesday, June 28, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Adalberto Mejia vs. Rick Porcello
Fenway Park is the site of the matchup between the Minnesota Twins and the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Adalberto Mejia for the Twins and Rick Porcello for the Red Sox.
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Minnesota opens at +152 while Boston opens at -162. The Twins have a 31-38-5 over/under record and a 39-35-0 run line mark. The Red Sox are 38-38-0 against the run line and have a 34-38-4 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 31-38-5 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 39-35-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 34-38-4 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 38-38-0 against the run line
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
06/26/17 P Hector Santiago Shoulder 10-day DL (06/07); expected to be activated & start Tuesday vs. Boston Red Sox
06/23/17 SS Ehire Adrianza Abdominal 10-day DL (06/23)
05/28/17 P Justin Haley Shoulder 10-day DL (05/28)
05/28/17 P Ryan O'Rourke Forearm 60-day DL (03/30)
05/21/17 P Phil Hughes Bicep 10-day DL (05/22)
03/31/17 P Glen Perkins Shoulder 60-day DL (04/02)
03/11/17 P Trevor May Elbow 60-day DL (03/22)
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
06/25/17 P David Price Finger "?" for next scheduled start Thursday vs. Minnesota Twins
06/24/17 2B Josh Rutledge Concussion 7-day DL (06/24)
06/20/17 3B Pablo Sandoval Ear 10-day DL (06/20)
06/16/17 P Roenis Elias Oblique 60-day DL (04/01)
06/15/17 P Brian Johnson Shoulder 10-day DL (06/15)
06/02/17 P Eduardo Rodriguez Knee 10-day DL (06/02)
06/02/17 P Robbie Ross Jr. Elbow 10-day DL (05/19)
05/28/17 SS Marco Hernandez Shoulder 60-day DL (05/04)
05/28/17 LF Brock Holt Vertigo 60-day DL (04/21)
05/28/17 P Carson Smith Elbow 60-day DL (04/01)
05/28/17 P Steven Wright Knee 60-day DL (04/30)
05/28/17 P Tyler Thornburg Shoulder 60-day DL (04/01)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Twins have a 39-35 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Adalberto Mejia has a 2-3 record with an earned run average of 4.93 and a WHIP of 1.58. He has 40 strikeouts over his 45.2 innings pitched and he's given up 45 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.86. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.97 and they have given up 278 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .266 against the bullpen and they've struck out 210 hitters and walked 97 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.78. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 685 base hits and 353 earned runs. They have allowed 110 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 257 batters and struck out 522. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.42 and their FIP as a unit is 5.03.
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As a team Minnesota is hitting .252, good for 18th in the league. The Twins hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Miguel Sano is hitting .278 with an on-base percentage of .379. He has 68 hits this season in 245 at bats with 52 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .555 and an OPS+ of 144. Joe Mauer is hitting .283 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .356. He has totaled 68 hits and he has driven in 29 men in 240 at bats. His OPS+ is 101 while his slugging percentage is at .400. The Twins have 638 hits, including 128 doubles and 92 home runs. Minnesota has walked 279 times so far this season and they have struck out 620 times as a unit. They have left 528 men on base and have a team OPS of .744. They score 4.58 runs per contest and have scored a total of 339 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 42-34 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.00, Rick Porcello has a 4-9 record and a 1.53 WHIP. He has 93 strikeouts over the 99 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 132 hits. He allows 12 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.97. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.00 and they have given up 197 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 237 batters and walked 75 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.9. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 669 base knocks and 294 earned runs this season. They have given up 91 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 194 hitters and struck out 705 batters. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 3.74.
As a team, they are batting .265, good for 6th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Mitch Moreland comes into this matchup batting .275 with an OBP of .363. He has 69 hits this year along with 41 RBI in 251 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .490 with an OPS+ of 120. Mookie Betts is hitting .269 this season and he has an OBP of .345. He has collected 80 hits in 297 at bats while driving in 40 runs. He has an OPS+ of 111 and a slugging percentage of .475. The Red Sox as a unit have 687 base hits, including 142 doubles and 76 homers. Boston has walked 257 times this year and they have struck out on 530 occasions. They have had 510 men left on base and have an OPS of .750. They have scored 4.66 runs per game and totaled 354 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Red Sox -162
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