White Sox vs. Twins - 4/10/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Twins (0-3) at Chicago White Sox (0-3)
MLB Baseball: Friday, April 10, 2015 at 4:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
T Milone (0-0) (0.00) vs. H Noesi (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Chicago White Sox -140 / Minnesota Twins +130 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-N, CSN-CHI
The Minnesota Twins and Chicago White Sox begin a three-game series Friday afternoon.
The Minnesota Twins are still looking for their first win after getting swept by the Detroit Tigers. The Twins issue is their pitching staff, a major issue for them last season as well, as they’ve allowed 22 runs in their first three games. Offensively, the Twins haven’t been much better, scoring just one run and Joe Mauer is the only player with more than two hits. Torii Hunter has one hit in 11 at bats and Danny Santana struck out five times. It may be just one series, but the Minnesota Twins are looking a lot like the team we saw last year. Tommy Milone takes the hill, and he was 6-4 with a 4.19 ERA and 75 strikeouts last season. Milone is 1-0 with a 1.82 ERA and 19 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
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The Chicago White Sox are also looking for their first win after getting swept by the Kansas City Royals. The White Sox allowed 21 runs in their first three games and have given up 22 hits in their last two games. Offensively, Jose Abreu and Avisail Garcia have combined for six hits while Tyler Flowers leads Chicago with three RBI. The Chicago White Sox are also looking like the same team from last season, as they also had issues limiting runs and getting outs. Hector Noesi gets the ball, and he was 8-12 with a 4.75 ERA and had 123 strikeouts last season. Noesi is 2-1 with a 4.19 ERA and has 24 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
The Twins are 17-38 in their last 55 games as an underdog and 0-4 in their last 4 road games. The White Sox are 5-0 in Noesis last 5 starts during game 1 of a series and 17-35 in their last 52 vs. American League Central. The over is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings.
Really a battle between two teams that can't get outs without giving up a boatload of runs. Giving the circumstances I'd go with the White Sox simply because they're at home.