Stephen Nover's 10-Dime Game of the Week
Seattle vs. Minnesota,
08/01/2015 19:10 EDT,
Score: 2 - 3
Money Line: -113 Minnesota
The Twins and Kyle Gibson have dominated at home versus weaker competition and I expect that will be the case again today.
The Mariners may be without Robinson Cano and Logan Morrison. Their weak offense doesn't have the hitting depth to make up for the loss of those two players if they sit out again due to injuries.
Seattle starter Mike Montgomery, a career minor leaguer, was a nice story when he first came up, but he's getting hit hard now surrendering 16 earned runs in his last four starts spanning 20 1/3 innings for an ERA of 7.08. The rookie is giving up both homers and walks. He's been lit up for seven homers in his last five stars. He's yielded nine bases on balls in his last two starts.
Despite a 1-0 loss to the Mariners and Taijuan Walker on Friday, the Twins are 20-7 in their last 27 games at Target Field. Seattle has lost 25 of the past 32 times following a victory.
The Twins also are 9-1 the last 10 times Gibson has faced below .500 opponents. Gibson is 2-0 with a 1.35 ERA in three lifetime starts against Seattle.