Twins vs. Phillies - 6/22/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Phillies (30-42) at Minnesota Twins (22-48)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Target Field)
Adam Morgan (1-6) (6.49) vs. K Gibson (0-5) (6.06)
The Line: Minnesota Twins -150 / Philadelphia Phillies +140 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Phillies and Minnesota Twins play game two of their interleague series Wednesday.
The Philadelphia Phillies have not won a single game since June 13th. The Phillies have allowed 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Philadelphia Phillies have an ERA of 4.30 and have lost 20 straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Odubel Herrera leads Philadelphia with 78 hits, Maikel Franco has 37 RBI and Freddy Galvis has six home runs. Adam Morgan gets the nod, and he’s 1-6 with a 6.49 ERA and 45 strikeouts this season. This will be Morgan’s first career game against the Twins.
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The Minnesota Twins look to win three straight games for the first time since late May. The Twins have scored 27 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Minnesota Twins offense has picked up recently, and they’ve won six of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Eduardo Nunez leads Minnesota with 76 hits, Joe Mauer has 26 RBI and Brian Dozier has eight home runs. Kyle Gibson takes the hill, and he’s 0-5 with a 6.06 ERA and 17 strikeouts this season. This will be Gibson’s first career game against the Phillies.
The Phillies are 2-7 in their last 9 during game 2 of a series and 0-7 in Morgans last 7 starts. The Twins are 18-39 in their last 57 during game 2 of a series and 1-5 in Gibsons last 6 starts. The under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Phillies are just downright unbackable at the moment, as they came back down to earth after a surprising start. The Twins are hitting the ball very well right now and should have the advantage over a slummping Philadelphia club.