Baseball Picks: Toronto Blue Jays vs. Minnesota Twins: May 12th 2012
Baseball Picks: May 12th 2012
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Minnesota Twins
Prediction: Toronto -130
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Free Play from Doc’s Sports. Take #973 Toronto Blue Jays over Minnesota Twins (7:10pm ET) Today’s matchup features an underrated ball club versus the worst team in the major leagues. The Toronto Blue Jays don’t get a whole lot of respect and most of that has to do with them being a part of the American League East and the fact that they play north of the border. However, if you put this Blue Jays team in another division they’d find a way to win 90 games and would be making a run in the playoffs. With the additional wild card added this season, they now have a realistic chance to show everyone that they belong. Their lineup doesn’t have a single easy out in it and is currently ranked 4th in the American League in runs scored. They’d be even higher if it weren’t for the horrible start to the season by their star Jose Bautista, but I’m confident that he’ll get back on track as he’s one of the best power hitters in the game. The Jays will send rookie right-hander Drew Hutchison out to take the ball today. Hutchison was one of Toronto’s highly touted prospects and he’s pitched well enough to be making his fifth start this season. His numbers aren’t great but you can see the potential as his command is very good and he has good enough stuff to fool guys at the plate. Three of his four starts have been on the road so he should be comfortable there by now, and tonight he gets to face the worst offense in the American League in the Twins.
The Minnesota Twins have an abysmal lineup that is averaging only 3.3 runs per game, and that was with Justin Morneau for most of the season. Morneau is now on the disabled list and the Twins have three or four hitters in their lineup that probably belong in the minor leagues at this point. The worst part is that they really don’t have many prized prospects to bring up to improve the offense any time soon. Their bullpen really isn’t much better, as they are counting on a lot of young guys in big situations. There’s no doubt that we’ll see some late inning implosions by the Twins from time to time. Rookie P.J. Waters will be making his big league debut today for the Twins. There’s obviously not much of a book out there on Waters yet, but his minor league numbers weren’t that great and he’s only pitching today due to injuries and the struggles of Francisco Liriano in the rotation. The Blue Jays aren’t the kind of lineup you want to face in your first major league start, so I’d be surprised if Waters can last more than five innings. That means will get to see a few of those weak arms in the bullpen, which is even better for Toronto. The line on this game is extremely low considering the Twins are probably the worst team in baseball, so take Toronto with confidence in this matchup.
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