The Minnesota Twins looked as the Twins yesterday, sort of. The final score against the Detroit Tigers was on point, but the way was different. They steamrolled the Tigers with all 8 runs scored with no home run. The Twins didn’t hit one long ball after establishing the single-season home run record Saturday.
With the touch game, the Twins’ offense throttled the Tigers despite this. 5 runs from the 2nd inning was. Since he surrendered two earned runs in 6 innings, michael Pineda had yet another good showing. Since we enter September pineda pitching in his past two games is a good indication for the Twins.
An extra powerful arm like Pineda could be useful down postseason and the stretch. If their pitching staff strikes a stride in the postseason, they might surprise with their offense. For all of the attention that some of the additional offenses have gotten on the market, the Twins should be getting more respect. It’s September 2nd only and they’ve already busted a home run album , after all.
The Indians got caught on the weekend by the Rays, therefore the Twins are provided by that with an additional lift. Minnesota go in the series finale against the Tigers having a 5.5-game lead in the AL Central. Their stranglehold on the division is getting tighter and tighter. Jake Odorizzi will have a opportunity to improve their Monday afternoon at Comerica Park on Labor Day. Jordan Zimmermann is expected on the opposite side to the Tigers. Head under for our free Twins vs. Tigers pick.
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The Tigers were expecting for an replacement for Max Scherzer when they signed Jordan Zimmermann to some deal. They have a lemon and Zimmermann has really failed to live up to expectations. He’s looked like a shell of his former self with the Tigers, and he will continue to collect a fat paycheck until the end of next season. The Tigers will probably likely be thrilled that their financial responsibilities will likely be accomplished with Zimmermann. He along with Miguel Cabrera have been a drain on their wallet.
Contrary to Cabrera, Zimmermann has nothing for its Tigers, however. Miggy has had a Hall of Fame career in Detroit. Zimmermann has won just 1 game and it’s now September. In addition, he carries an ERA of 6.24 and 1.42 WHIP in the final month of the year. Zimmermann has been even worse at home, where he has posted an ERA of both 7.38 along with 1.79 WHIP. In 39 innings of work, he’s allowed 33 conducts.
The Twins have not been a favorable matchup for Zimmermann within their profession. They are hitting .329 using a .363 OBP at 146 at-bats contrary to him. Minnesota have totaled 8 chunks that were long along with 28 runs scored. There are ten hitters on the Twins who have hit for better than .300 against Zimmermann. It’s pick your poison. Conversely, Jake Odorizzi was a push against Detroit.
The Tigers are hitting just .171 with no long balls against Odorizzi in 82 at-bats. This is exactly precisely the identical price as yesterday and -205 should not be seeing something greater than us here. I’m still not paying on the moneyline, but the Twins about the runline look just as great at a price that is cheaper.