MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates -Minnesota Twins
- Title : MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates -Minnesota Twins
Things don't go well for flyball pitchers against the Minnesota Twins, and that's the situation tonight with Trevor Williams starting for the Pirates. Now, Williams doesn't give up a lot of hard contact compared to other MLB starters, but he doesn't miss a lot of bats, either. Minnesota Twins are in top form lately having a winning streak of 5 MLB matches in a row, while Pittsburgh Pirates have exactly the opposite piece of form, as they lost the last 5 matches. The guests also won the last 4 matches played on the road against Pittsburgh Pirates. I think that Minnesota Twins are with a class over Pittsburgh Pirates and could easily win this match.
The pirates still have many players missing and already lost twice against the twins.
Minnesota will likely be heavily favored in this one. Twins are playing great baseball and everything seems to be working for them on both ends of the diamond.Minnesota are now 5-0 in their last five meetings and Minnesota are on a five game winning streak also Pittsburgh have now lost their last six games on the bounce.
Twins have shot out to a 9-2 record and should be able to add to that against the 2-9 Pirates. Randy Dobnak has been solid through his 2 starts, as he's managed 9.0 innings thus far, picking up 7 K's and only giving up a solitary run. Trevor Williams starts for the Pirates and has had issues with his control early. He's not managed 5 innings in either start, and although he's picked up 9 K's, the 4 walks and 9 hits sees him pitching with an ERA of 5.40. T. Williams (0-2) EFF:5,40 (PIT) R. Dobnak (1-1) EFF:1,00 (MIN) The Pirates are playing very badly, of the last ten games they've only won two. The Twins should win this game in total comfort. No doubt the Twins are strong favourites to win this match.
Minnesota cover the spread on -1,5 runs