Minnesota Twins vs Seattle Mariners Picks and Predictions May 7th 2024

Minnesota Twins vs Seattle Mariners MLB Tue, May 7, 19:40 pm.
Minnesota Twins
ML: -160
Seattle Mariners
ML: 135

Twins Eye Winning Streak Extension Against Mariners and Old Friend Polanco

As the Minnesota Twins square off against the Seattle Mariners for the second game of a four-game set in Minneapolis, they’re not just chasing another win—they’re also dealing with the emotional whirlwind of facing Jorge Polanco, their former teammate who’s now suiting up for the Mariners.

A Heartfelt Homecoming for Polanco

Jorge Polanco, who spent the first decade of his big league career with the Twins, got a warm welcome back at Target Field during Monday’s series opener. The Twins faithful, alongside catcher Christian Vazquez, showed major love with a touching tribute during Polanco’s first at-bat as a visitor. “It’s a bit weird being on the visitors’ side, but man, it feels good to be back,” Polanco shared, clearly moved by the experience.

Despite the nostalgic vibes, Polanco didn’t miss a beat, scoring the Mariners’ only run in their 3-1 loss. He’s all set to help his new squad make a comeback in the series.

Pitching Matchup: Young Gun vs. Steady Hand

Tuesday’s game throws young Mariners right-hander Emerson Hancock (3-3, 4.75 ERA) into the spotlight. With the return of teammate Bryan Woo looming, Hancock is keen to cement his spot in the rotation. “My main focus is just to give us a shot to win every time I step on the mound,” Hancock said, dialed in on the present rather than the uncertainty of his role.

He’s up against the Twins’ Bailey Ober, a righty who’s been in fine form with a 3-1 record and a 4.55 ERA this season. Ober has had the Mariners’ number in the past, boasting a 2-0 record and a 4.20 ERA against them, bringing a mix of consistency and insight that might just keep the Twins on their winning track.

Twins Playing Smart

Under the guidance of manager Rocco Baldelli, the Twins are all about sharp plays and clutch hitting—a strategy that paid off in their last game. “We had to get creative to score runs. It meant stringing together solid at-bats and making smart moves on the bases,” Baldelli noted, hinting that they’ll keep this approach rolling through the series.

What’s Next?

With the emotional undertone of Polanco’s return adding depth to the series, the mix of personal reunions and competitive drive is making these games extra compelling. Both teams are hungry—Minnesota to keep their streak alive, and Seattle to flip their script.

Tonight’s showdown at Target Field isn’t just another game; it’s a chance for the Twins to strengthen their lead and for the Mariners, with Polanco’s firsthand knowledge, to find a new edge against his old crew. It’s setting up to be quite the clash, filled with personal stakes and strategic plays.

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Tue, May 7, 12:05 pm.
Minnesota Twins
O 8
Seattle Mariners
U 8
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