FAN APPRECIATION “COACH’S CORNER!” ~ HAS SWEPT ALL PICKS IN 4 OF 5 CARDS SEPT!
Cleveland vs. Minnesota,
09/06/2019 20:10 EDT,
Score: 6 - 2
Money Line: -170 Minnesota
The set-up: For a number of different reasons, I believe that Michael Pineda and the Twins are worth the price of admission in this matchup. The visitors hand the ball to the erratic Adam Plutko.
The pitchers: Plutko (6-4, 4.53 ERA) most recently was shelled for four runs over four innings in an 8-2 setback to the Rays on Sunday.
Pineda (11-5, 4.11) won his fourth straight start and fifth consecutive decision after allowing two runs per six innings while also striking out nine in an 8-3 victory over the Tigers on Sunday. In two career starts vs. the Indians he’s 1-0 with a 3.60 ERA and 0.90 WHIP.
The pick: The Twins lost three of four to the Tribe at Target Field last month, so clearly they won’t be taking anything for granted. The Twins are moving in the opposite direction, having won 16 of their last 22. I’m laying the price on the focused hime side.
7* DESTRUCTION on the Minnesota Twins.