Minnesota Twins vs. Los Angeles Angels Pick-Odds-Prediction - 9/7/14
Los Angeles Angels (85-55) at Minnesota Twins (61-80)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 2:10 pm (Target Field)
C.J. Wilson (L) (10-9) (4.659) vs. Logan Darnell (L) (0-1) (11.000)
The Line: Minnesota Twins / Los Angeles Angels --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-North, FS-West
The Minnesota Twins look to slow the postseason drive of the Los Angeles Dodgers at Target Field.
The Los Angeles Angels appear to heading for the American League West title altough I'm sure they are not counting their chickens before they hatch with the Athletics fully capable of taking the division over. The Angels continued to win with an 8-5 victory at Target Field Saturday. The LAA employed a reliever by committee pitching match with seven relevers used. That strategy worked because the bats racked up 12 hits with Albert Pujols going deep and driving in three while Howie Kendrick went 4-5 with another three RBI's. Veteran left hander CJ Wilson is scheduled to be on the bump to face the Minnesota Twins for the second time this year. Wilson needs to rebound from an 8-3 loss at Houston where he gave up five runs in 3.1 frames.
USA TODAY Sports
The Minnesota Twins are not within sniffing distance of the postseason but they can be a dangerous squad and one that can not be overlooked. The Twins looked dangerous Saturday as Phil Hughes gave his heam seven strong innings with three runs plated which looked good enough to win before Casey Fein and Jared Burton combined to give up five runs to blow the save and take the loss. The offense received a homer and two RBI's from Eduardo Escobar, while Chris Parmelee went solo with Aaron Hicks plating two more. Left hander Logan Darnell makes his third career start in place of Tommy Millone who has fatigue in his shoulder.
I really have had trouble backing Wilson in 2014 because he has been beyond awful at times. However Darnell is really an unknown so do I go with the known or unknown or walk away. I might opt for the latter...