Minnesota Twins vs. New York Yankees - 7/19/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Yankees (47-44) at Minnesota Twins (47-45)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 1:10 pm (Target Field)
Jordan Montgomery (6-4) (3.78) vs. Jose Berrios (8-3) (3.70)
The Line: Minnesota Twins -113 / New York Yankees +103 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds
TV: YES, FSN
Up at Target Field in Minneapolis on Wednesday, the New York Yankees and the Minnesota Twins will be finishing up their MLB series.
In the Monday opener, the Twins secured a 4-2 win. On Tuesday, the Yankees were able to bag a 6-3 win thanks to a five-run fifth.
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For the Wednesday game, the Yankees will be bringing out LHP Jordan Montgomery. In his 95.1 innings and 6-4 record this year, Montgomery has a 3.78 ERA with 90 Ks and 31 BBs.
New York’s hitters have been talked about a lot this year. Aaron Judge led the way coming into Tuesday with 100 hits, 75 runs, 30 homers and 66 RBI, while Starlin Castro had 94 hits, 52 runs, 12 homers and 45 RBI. Judge had two hits, two runs and an RBI on Tuesday; Castro was out of the lineup.
Over on the Twins’ side, they’re rolling with RHP Jose Berrios on Wednesday. Over his 73.0 innings and 8-3 record this year, Berrios has a 3.70 ERA with 70 Ks.
Minnesota has some notable bats as well. Brian Dozier led the way coming into Tuesday with 87 hits, 42 runs, 15 homers and 46 RBI, while Miguel Sano had 85 hits, 58 runs, 21 homers and 62 RBI. Dozier put up a hit, a run and an RBI on Tuesday; Sano had a solo homer and two hits.
The Yankees are 9-3 in their last 12 Wednesday games and 2-6 in their last eight during game three of a series. New York is also 2-5 in Montgomery’s last seven road starts and 1-5 in Montgomery’s last six starts versus a team with a winning record.
Meanwhile, the Twins are 7-16 in the last 23 during game three of a series and 4-1 in Berrios’ last five home starts. Minnesota is also 9-4 in Berrios’ last 13 starts and 5-2 in Berrios’ last seven starts with four days’ rest.
Montgomery has been okay lately, but not great. In his last three starts combined he’s allowed eight earned over 12.1 innings of work. As for Berrios, he lasted just 1.2 innings in his first start after the break, giving up seven runs (two earned) on four hits against Houston. I’m not thrilled with either pitcher here, so I’ll take the over. The game itself could go either way depending on how these guys throw, but victory-wise I’ll take the Twins. It’s probably one to stay away from.