Minnesota Twins vs. Miami Marlins - 6/8/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Marlins (30-28) at Minnesota Twins (17-40)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Target Field)
W Chen (3-2) (4.25) vs. R Nolasco (2-4) (4.93)
The Line: Minnesota Twins +105 / Miami Marlins -115 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Florida, FS-North
The Miami Marlins continue their interleague series with the Minnesota Twins in Wednesday action.
The question for the Miami Marlins is can they compete fore the National League East title against the likes of the Mets and Nationals over the long haul. The Marlins had won four of six before dropping a 6-4, eleven inning decision at Minnesota Tuesday. Fish starter Adam Conley gave up three runs on five hits over 5.2 frames with Dustin McGowan surrendering a walk off two run homer in the 11th. The Marlins logged ten hits and walked once with Ichiro Suzuki driving in a run and scoring. Left hander Wei-Yin Chen is slated to be on the hill to face Minnesota on Wednesday. Chen did not receive a decision in a 4-3 win versus Pittsburgh last time out with both runs given up on one hit and three BB over six innings.
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The Minnesota Twins struggles have yet to end as they continue to fall further behind in the American League Central. The Twins are looking for some momentum after coming back from a 4-2 deficit to edge the visiting Marlins Tuesday night. Twins starter Pat Dean was charged with all four runs on seven hits through four innings before seven relievers put up zeros. Minnesota played the power game at the plate with Eduardo Nunez going solo twice with Robbie Grossman also leaving the yard while Brian Dozier smacked a two run bomb in the 11th. Ricky Nolasco looks for win number three when he matches up with Miami for the first time in his career. Nolasco comes off a 4-2 loss to Tampa Bay with three runs plated (two earned) on six hits in 7.2 frames.
The under is 8-0 in Miami’s last 8 Wednesday games and the Marlins are 6-2 in Chen’s last 8 starts while going 6-2 in Chen’s last 8 starts on grass. Minnesota are 1-9 in their last 10 Wednesday games and the over is 7-1-1 in their last 9 interleague games while the Twins are 3-14 in their last 17 home games. I’m going with Chen and the Marlins with Chen being familiar with Minnesota…