Minnesota Twins (26-17) at St. Louis Cardinals (17-16)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 6:15 pm (Busch Stadium)
Randy Dobnak (6-2) (2.72) vs. Daniel Ponce de Leon (0-3) (7.82)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals / Minnesota Twins --- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Minnesota Twins and St. Louis Cardinals meet Tuesday in game two of an MLB doubleheader at Busch Stadium.
The Minnesota Twins look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Twins have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Twins have won four of their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Nelson Cruz leads the Twins with 46 hits and 29 RBI while Jorge Polanco and Eddie Rosario have combined for 82 hits and 48 RBI. Randy Dobnak gets the ball, and he is 6-2 with a 2.72 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. This will be Dobnak’s first career game against the Cardinals.
The St. Louis Cardinals look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Cardinals have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six fo their last nine games. The Cardinals have won seven straight games when scoring four or more runs. Paul Goldschmidt leads the Cardinals with 34 hits and 14 RBI while Tommy Edman and Kolten Wong have combined for 58 hits and 22 RBI. Daniel Ponce de Leon gets the ball, and he is 0-3 with a 7.82 ERA and 17 strikeouts this season. This will be Ponce de Leon’s second career game against the Twins.
Will update with trends once they're released.
The Minnesota Twins have turned things around over the last week with wins in six of their last seven games and the offense is starting to come to life. Daniel Ponce de Leon is not a pitcher you should be eager to get behind, as he's allowed eight runs and eight hits in his last 8.2 innings, and he's given up 10 runs and 11 hits in 12.2 innings on the season. Ponce de Leon has 14 walks during that span as well. No, thanks.
Always tough to predict the second game of a doubleheader without knowing what happened in the first game, but the Twins have to be the pick here as a fade from the Cards starter.