Arizona Diamondbacks vs Minnesota Twins 8-6-2023

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Minnesota Twins 8/6/2023 Game Preview, Tips and Predictions

Arizona Diamondbacks (57-54) vs. Minnesota Twins (57-54)

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Minnesota Twins 8/6/2023 —The Arizona Diamondbacks go to Minnesota to play the Minnesota Twins in the third and final game of a three-game series on Sunday. Minnesota took the lead in the series with a 3-2 victory in the first game of the series on Friday night. Arizona was edged in the first game of this series on Friday night, marking their fourth consecutive loss and 12th in the previous 15 games. With a record of 57-54 as of Saturday, the Diamondbacks were third in the NL West, 7.5 matches behind the Dodgers for first place. For the final wild-card berth in the National League playoff picture, they were 1.5 games back of the Reds. Free MLB Picks indicate the Diamondbacks might need to make key adjustments to turn their recent performance around. Arizona recorded nine hits on Friday, with Jake McCarthy being the only player to provide two. For the Diamondbacks, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit a home run in the defeat (his 17th). Merrill Kelly pitched six innings, giving up two runs on six hits, one walk, and nine strikeouts while pitching well but not having any bearing on the outcome. In two-thirds of an inning of work, relief pitcher Scott McGough (1-7) received the loss after giving up one run on one hit, three walks, and two strikeouts.

Minnesota defeated Arizona in the first game of this series on Friday night, earning their second and third consecutive victory in the previous four games. With a 57-54 record going into Saturday, the Twins had a 2.5-game advantage over Cleveland in the AL Central. Christian Vazquez was the only player to have two hits for Minnesota on Thursday, which led to a victory. The Twins won thanks to solo home runs from Max Kepler (his 16th), Michael A. Taylor (his 14th), and Jorge Polanco (his sixth). Bailey Ober pitched five innings and gave up two runs on six hits, no walks, and three strikeouts while not influencing the outcome. Caleb Thielbar (1-1) earned the victory with 1.1 scoreless innings of bullpen work, allowing no hits or walks while striking out two. For his 20th save, Jhoan Duran completed the ninth inning with no runs allowed on one hit, one walk, and one strikeout.


Diamondbacks vs. Twins Game Info

When: August 6, 2023 2:10 PM ET
Where: Target Field, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Stream: MLB.TV

Zac Gallen (1153.41 ERA) vs Dallas Keuchel (00-.– ERA)

In this game, Diamondbacks pitcher Zac Gallen will make his 24th season start. He enters the game with a record of 11-5, a 3.41 ERA, a 1.086 WHIP, 29 walks, and 149 strikeouts in 142.2 innings pitched. In his most recent start, which took place Tuesday night against the Giants on the road, Gallen had no bearing on the decision. He pitched six innings in a game the Diamondbacks ultimately lost 4-3, surrendering three runs on 7 hits, one walk, and 6 strikeouts. Gallen is 0-1 with a 5.12 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, three walks, and 19 strikeouts in 19.1 innings across his previous three starts. On July 30, 2019, while playing for the Marlins at home, Gallen made his lone career start against the Twins and was unsuccessful. He pitched seven innings in a 2-1 Marlins loss, surrendering two runs on four hits, three walks, and eight strikeouts. For the first time, Gallen pitched at Target Field in his 105th major league start overall.

In this game, the Twins’ Dallas Keuchel steps up to the mound and throws in the majors for the first time this season. He pitched for the White Sox, Diamondbacks, and Rangers in 14 starts in 2022, finishing 2-9 with a 9.20 ERA, 2.06 WHIP, 31 walks, and 45 strikeouts over 60.2 innings. Before being chosen, Keuchel pitched for Triple-A St. Paul of the International League. He threw 32 innings in six starts and was 1-0 with a 1.13 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 12 walks, and 28 strikeouts. In this game, Keuchel makes his ninth career start against the Diamondbacks. In 42 innings pitched against them, he is 3-3 with a 3.86 ERA, 1.238 WHIP, 17 walks, and 31 strikeouts. Keuchel made six appearances at Target Field in his career, making five starts. He is 2-3 with a 3.34 ERA, a 1.483 WHIP, 13 walks, and 23 strikeouts across 29.2 innings.


MLB Odds/Point Spread: Arizona Diamondbacks -147


Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends

The total went UNDER in 8 of Arizona’s last 9 matches.

The Arizona Diamondbacks are 0-5 SU in their last 5 matches.

Arizona Diamondbacks are 2-8 SU in their last 10 matches against Minnesota.


Minnesota Twins Betting Trends

The total went UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 6 matches.

Minnesota Twins are 4-1 SU in their last 5 matches.

The Minnesota Twins are 6-2 SU in their last 8 matches at home.


Arizona Diamondbacks vs Minnesota Twins 8/6/2023 Betting Picks

It’s difficult to forget how Keuchel pitched last season, despite the fact that he threw brilliantly in the minor leagues this year. It’s not easy to post an ERA over nine over 14 starts, and despite six respectable performances in Triple-A, the fact remains that he’s a junkball specialist at this stage of his career. Sports betting tips suggest caution when considering Keuchel’s performance. Arizona lost its way since the All-Star break, but this is the best chance a team may have to win. Despite his recent setbacks, Gallen was a reliable pitcher the entire season. In order to earn the victory on getaway day, the Diamondbacks should take advantage of Keuchel and put the match in the win column.

Free Pick and Prediction: Arizona Diamondbacks will win 6-3.


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