Milwaukee Brewers vs. Minnesota Twins - 4/20/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Twins (4-10) at Milwaukee Brewers (6-8)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Miller Park)
T Milone (0-1) (5.06) vs. J Nelson (2-1) (2.79)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -130 / Minnesota Twins +120 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Twins will be at Miller Park for an interleague bout with the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Milwaukee Brewers blew a 5-2, 8th inning lead before scoring in the 9th to secure a 6-5 victory at Target Field on Tuesday afternoon. The Brewers bats saved the bullpen after starter Wily Peralta allowed two runs on five hits and four BB before Tyler Thornburg gave up three runs in the 8th on a pair of long balls to blow the save. The Brew Crew totaled nine hits and walked four times with Chris Carter knocking in a two while Scooter Gennett went 2-5 with an RBI and a pair of runs. Ryan Braun and Jonathan Lucroy each drove in a run and scored while every starter but two reached base. Left hander Tommy Milone will be on the bump for Minnesota at Miller Park Wednesday. Milone did not get a decision in a 5-4 win against the Angels with all four runs plated on eight hits including two homers in six innings.
USA TODAY Sports
The Minnesota Twins seemed to be on their way from recovering from an 0-9 start to the season but their late rally went for naught as errors cost them a winnable game Tuesday and might have taken away their momentum. Starter Ervin Santana did not figure in the decision with five runs plated (two earned) on five hits and three BB before Kevin Jepsen was charged with an unearned run that got him a loss. The Twins logged eight hits and six free passes with Eddie Rosario cracking a two run bomb with Byung Ho Park going solo in a three run 8th.Eduardo Nunez knocked in a run and scored while Eduardo Escobar scored twice. The Brewers trot out Jimmy Nelson to oppose the Minnesota Twins for the first time in his career. Nelson is off to a 2-1 start with 12 hits allowed in 19 innings for a 1.09 WHIP and 2.79 ERA.
The under is 19-7 in Minnesota’s last 26 overall and the Twins are 3-8 in their last 11 interleague games while the under is 32-15-4 in their last 51 on grass. The over is 7-1-1 in Milwaukee’s last 9 interleague games and the Brewers are 4-11 in their last 15 home games while the over is 7-2 in Nelson’s last 9 starts on grass. The over is 16-7-3 in the last 26 meetings.
After watching Tuesday’s back and forth contest I don’t know if I would risk money on either team. Milwaukee might be at home but they struggle against left handers and in my view Minnesota probably has the better team albeit not the better record. I’d be lying if I said I felt strongly about this game but for a lean the trends say over…