(929) San Diego vs. Minnesota (930)
PICK: 5dimes @ MIN (-145)
DATE: September 13, 2017 - 8:10 PM
STAR RATING: 8.0
EXPERT: Jesse Schule
EVALUATION: Win (800)
Joe Mauer is swinging a hot bat, hitting .400 since September 1st. He had a pair of RBIs in last night's win.
The Padres hand the ball to Dinelson Lamet, who has pitched better at PETCO than he has on the road. The rookie has lost four straight starts, walking a ridiculous 16 batters in those games.
Ervin Santana will toe the slab for the Twins, and he's owned the Padres in previous meetings. San Diego's lineup is batting just .154 with a dozen strikeouts in 52 at bats versus Santana. The Twins are 6-2 in Santana's last eight starts.
This is an 8* play on the Minnesota Twins.The Twins crushed the Padres by a score of 16-0 on Tuesday, and they are on the verge of securing a Wild Card spot in the American League. I like Minnesota with it's ace on the hill in Game 2 tonight.