Minnesota Twins vs. Chicago White Sox - 4/13/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (5-2) at Minnesota Twins (0-7)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Target Field)
C Rodon (0-1) (2.57) vs. P Hughes (0-1) (4.50)
The Line: Minnesota Twins -105 / Chicago White Sox -105 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago White Sox look for their second win in as many tries at Target Field as they take on the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday.
The Chicago White Sox look for their sixth win in eight tries on Wednesday as they take on the winless Minnesota Twins in Minneapolis and will send young pitching prospect Carlos Rodon to the mound as he takes on veteran Phil Hughes. The White Sox made some key moves in the offseason and so far they have paid off as the likes of Todd Frazier and Brett Lawrie are enjoying their new digs and with guys like Melky Cabrera, Jose Abreu, and Adam Eaton already in the lineup the Sox have a pretty potent roster that should be able to compete with the sticks with anyone in the league. Rodon represents a pitching experiment for the White Sox who could very well have their number two behind Chris Sale and if he can come out and throw some impressive stuff it will give them another dynamic to add to their already impressive arsenal. Chicago is 4-1 in their last five road games and are 4-1 in their last five of Rodon’s starts against the AL Central and with the Twins sporting an ugly 0-7 mark things could get much worse for them here.
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Minnesota came into the season without much in terms of postseason expectations as they are still a very young group without much in terms of winning formula despite having some nice pieces in the form of Miguel Sano, Trevor Plouffe, and Brian Dozier. The Twins have caught some bad breaks in their seven game slide but the bottom line remains that they are the worst team in a very competitive division as the likes of Chicago, Kansas City, Detroit, and Cleveland should all be competitive this season. Phil Hughes is the best the Twins have to offer in terms of starting pitching and while he enjoyed a renaissance of sorts last year I think he could get sent back to reality this season as he will be without heavy run support. The Twins are 3-13 in their last 16 games following a loss and are a paltry 0-7 to start the season and while they have to find a way to win sometime I just don’t see it here against Rodon who looked good in his season debut.