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(8-25) Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland Indians (16-15)
Date: Friday May 13, 2016
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio
Projected Pitchers: Ricky Nolasco vs Josh Tomlin
MLB Moneyline Odds: Indians -165
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 8
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This AL Central matchup includes the long time rivals, between the Twins and the Indians
The Minnesota Twins are struggling to get to that 10 win mark, now over the 30 game mark.
The Cleveland Indians look to get things together in their rotation in order to be considered a threat this season.
The Minnesota Twins are the Centrals worst team according to record in this young year, and I’d say the issues start with hitting. They are led in average and hits on the year by long time Minnesota hero Joe Maurer.
Maurer is hitting .301 on the year with a .424 on base percentage, walking 24 times already this season. The power in this Twins lineup comes from the DH position. Byung Ho Park is leading the team in home runs with 7, and also has a .237 average.
Brian Dozier leads this team with 14 runs batted in, also with a .222 batting average.
The Twins are sending Ricky Nolasco to face the Indians in the season opener, and I would say not good nor bad would be a way to describe him.
Nolasco is currently 1-1 on the year with a 4.70 E.R.A and striking out a total of 34 batters. He last appeared in a loss in Chicago against the Sox. Nolasco threw in 5 innings or work, giving up 5 earned runs on 9 hits.
He looks to bounce back against the Indians.
The Cleveland Indians lineup seems to be changing game after game, as Tito cannot figure out a set batting order for this team.
The young phenom Francisco Lindor is leading this Indians team in average with .293, he also has swiped 5 bases this year on the bags and played great defense thus far.
Jason Kipnis shares the lead of hits with Lindor with 35, and he has a .288 average with 15 RBI’s. Mike Napoli leads the Tribe in home runs (8), RBI’s (22), and unfortunately strikeouts (43).
Napoli is the type of hitter that is most prevalent in the 4 hole of lineups…. All or nothing.
Josh Tomlin takes the bump for the Indians, and he has been brilliant so far this year. He is currently 5-0 in 5 starts with a 3.72 E.R.A but not overpowering batters, only having 19k’s.
Tomlin was last in action in a victory against Kansas City. Tomlin threw 6 innings of play, giving up 7 hits with 4 earned runs and fanning 3 batters.
He hasn’t been the most overpowering pitcher, but he is able to force batters into bad swings and gets outs.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 15-4-2 in MIN last 21 overall.
- Over is 15-4-2 in MIN last 21 on grass.
- MIN are 5-16 in their last 21 road games.
- CLE are 10-2 in their last 12 Fri. games.
- Over is 14-2 in Tomlins last 16 home starts.
- Over is 7-1 in Tomlins last 8 starts on grass.
- Over is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings in Cleveland.
- MIN are 9-3 in the last 12 meetings.
Free Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland Indians MLB Prediction:
This Indians team can have a great season this year, If their pitching holds up.
Tomlin is throwing out of the 4 spot in the lineup, and it throwing very well. If they can get Kluber and Carrasco dealing like they can, that rotation can be very scary. I look for Tomlin to stay perfect in this one.
This Twins lineup is pretty ugly aside from a few hitters in Maurer and Dozier. Other than them it doesn’t look like Tomlin will need to bring his best stuff for the weekend series opener.
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Look for the Indians to beat up on Nolasco as I do not think he is very comfortable on the mound so far this season.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Minnesota 2 Cleveland 6
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