Minnesota Twins VS Pittsburgh Pirates

MLB Baseball 02:10 PM ET

Saturday

08/04/2020

FSN, ATPT, ESPN

Spread: Pittsburgh Pirates +184

Over/Under: 9

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The Pittsburgh Pirates will be bashing balls against the Minnesota Twins at the Target Field in Minneapolis on Tuesday, August 04, 2020 at 2:10 PM ET. Pittsburgh will try its best to get up from a very low team percentage of .222. Meanwhile, Minnesota is in 2nd place behind the Yankees in the American League. The Pittsburgh Pirates, with a 2-8 standing and .200 in this series, are in the last place behind Arizona in the National League. The Pirates are placed no.5 behind the Cardinals in the NL Central Division. The Minnesota Twins are in 1st place in the AL Central Division, with an 8-2 standing and a team percentage of .800. The Twins are in 2nd place in the American League.

Pittsburgh is hoping to improve the team’s percentage in this series. Starting Pitcher Derek Holland’s bad performance caused damage and put the Pirates’ record in trouble. Holland posted only four ERA, two walks and five strikeouts in 5.2 innings of play. Pittsburgh assigned Joe Musgrove as the starting pitcher for tonight’s game. Musgrove recorded 11-12 with a 4.44 ERA and 157 strikeouts in 170.1 innings last year. In this series, Musgrove was fielded twice as a starter and posted 0-2 record with a 4.76 ERA and 15 strikeouts.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Minnesota Twins Predictions 8/4/2020

Minnesota’s one-two punch in offense, Nelson Cruz and Max Kepler, forced that Monday’s victory for the Twins. Both batters recorded three hits, two RBIs and a run in that win. Starting Pitcher Lewis Thorpe contributed six hits, three ERAs, four walks with three Ks in 4.0 innings of play. Minnesota will be fielding Jose Berrios as the starting pitcher for tonight’s match-up. Last year, Berrios recorded 14-8 with a 3.68 ERA and 195 Ks in 200.1 innings of play. Jose Berrios, with his two starts of the season, posted 0-1 with a 7.00 ERA and seven strikeouts.

The Pirates will be missing 11 key players for this match-up, including eight pitchers. Starting Pitchers Mitch Keller (oblique), Chris Archer (shoulder) and Jameson Taillon (elbow) cannot play tonight. Relief Pitchers Keone Kela (undisclosed status), Michael Feliz (forearm), Chad Kuhl (finger), Clay Homes (forearm), and Kyle Crick (shoulder) will not be playing in this match-up. Shortstop JT Riddle (abdomen), Catcher Luke Maile (finger) and Right Fielder Kevin Kramer (hip) will miss the action against the Twins. On the other hand, the team reported five key player injuries.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Minnesota Twins. The MLB Pick for this contest is Pittsburgh +184. Pittsburgh is 8-2 in their last 10 interleague match-ups as an underdog, and 4-1 in their last 5 interleague outings on the road against a team with a winning record. The Pirates are 27-55 in their last 82 contests overall and 18-39 in their last 57 games on the road. Minnesota is 7-1 in their last 8 outings against a right-handed pitcher, and 6-1 in their last seven contests overall. The Twins are 5-1 in their last 6 games at home and 7-2 in their last 9 outings during game 2 of a series. The prediction, the Pirates will win +184 to a predicted score of 7-4.

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MLB Starting Time: 2:10 PM ET

Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Date: Tuesday, August 04, 2020

TV: FSN, ATPT, ESPN

MLB Odds: Pittsburgh Pirates +184

MLB Totals: 9

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