Minnesota Twins vs. San Diego Padres - 9/13/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (65-79) at Minnesota Twins (74-69)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 8:10 pm (Target Field)
Dinelson Lamet (7-7) (4.32) vs. E Santana (15-7) (3.45)
The Line: Minnesota Twins -175 / San Diego Padres +165 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSD, FSN
Up in Minneapolis at Target Field on Wednesday, the San Diego Padres and the Minnesota Twins will be wrapping up their MLB series.
In the Tuesday opener, the Twins scored six times in the second inning on the way to a dominant 16-0 victory.
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For the Wednesday game, the Padres will be sending out RHP Dinelson Lamet. In his 98.0 innings and 7-7 record this year, Lamet has a 4.32 ERA with 123 Ks and 45 BBs.
San Diego has a few hitters of note. Wil Myers came into this series with 125 hits, 72 runs, 27 homers and 70 RBI while Manuel Margot had 116 hits, 50 runs, 13 homers and 38 RBI. Myers and Margot combined to go 0-for-5 on Tuesday.
Over on the Twins’ side, they’re sending out RHP Ervin Santana on Wednesday. In his 187.2 innings and 15-7 record this year, Santana has a 3.45 ERA with 151 Ks and 59 BBs.
Minnesota has a few noteworthy bats as well. Brian Dozier entered this series with 142 hits, 86 runs, 29 homers and 82 RBI while Joe Mauer had 139 hits, 60 runs and 57 RBI. On Tuesday, Dozier and Mauer combined for four hits, three RBI and two runs.
The Twins are 6-2 in their last nine versus a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30 and 7-2 in their last nine versus the AL Central. Minnesota is also 7-2 in their last nine games on grass and the over is 5-2 in the Twins’ last seven games versus a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
Meanwhile, the Padres are 5-1 in their last six Wednesday games and 4-1 in their last five during game two of a series. The over is 15-4-2 in the Padres’ last 21 during game two of a series and San Diego is 5-3 in their last eight overall.
Lamet has been pitching very well for the last couple of months, but hasn’t gotten a whole lot of help offensively lately. In his last four starts, he’s given up seven earned runs on 16 hits overall through 22.2 innings but is 0-3 in that span for his efforts. As for Santana, he’s given up eight earned over 11.2 innings in his last two starts. I don’t have much faith in the Padres’ abilities to help out Lamet, so I’m taking the Twins here. The under probably makes sense as well.