Minnesota Twins vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 4/19/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Brewers (5-7) at Minnesota Twins (3-9)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 1:10 pm (Target Field)
W Peralta (0-3) (10.13) vs. E Santana (0-1) (3.00)
The Line: Minnesota Twins -145 / Milwaukee Brewers +125 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Twins and Milwaukee Brewers get back at it on Tuesday afternoon after a rains-shortened opener on Monday gave a six inning win to the Twins.
The Brewers dropped a 7-4 decision on the road at Target Field yesterday and while the rain played a factor and cut the game short before they could try and rally they really didn’t look the part on Monday and will need a better effort on Tuesday. The Brew Crew will send Willy Peralta to the bump as he looks to improve on his dismal start that has him sitting with an 0-3 record and a 10.13 ERA as he will face off against Ervin Santana who has yet to register a win yet but has an impressive 3.00 ERA and gives the Twinkies a distinct edge on the mound in this one. Milwaukee isn’t expected to do much this season but the Twins don’t have a very imposing lineup beyond one or two guys and with Ryan Braun still leading the way there is a great chance they will be able to put up some runs against Santana.
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The Twins meanwhile have win four of their last five games after starting the season at 0-7 and while they are a long ways from being considered a potential playoff contender they have to be happy with how they have responded after a slow start. Minnesota does have some decent pop as guys like Brian Dozier, Trevor Plouffe, and Miguel Sano have some pop with the latter having a spectacular outing yesterday and while Minny isn’t likely to contend with the likes of Detroit, Kansas City, and the like in the AL Central they do match up well with a Brewers side who doesn’t have a ton beyond Braun. While neither team is probably worthy of a safe bet right now I think Minny is playing a little bit better and with the pitching edge here I like them to get it done on Tuesday afternoon.