Minnesota Twins vs Seattle Mariners Picks and Predictions May 8th 2024

Minnesota Twins vs Seattle Mariners MLB Wed, May 8, 19:40 pm.
Minnesota Twins
ML: -110
Seattle Mariners
ML: -110

Mariners Count on George Kirby to Snag Another Win Against the Twins This Wednesday

Seattle, WA — Fresh off a solid win, the Seattle Mariners are all hyped to have George Kirby lead the charge in their upcoming showdown against the Minnesota Twins this Wednesday. It’s game three of a four-part series on the road, and both squads are super focused on making a strong mid-season statement.

George Kirby: Rising Above the Challenges

At just 26, George Kirby is already proving he’s got what it takes to shine in the big leagues. Even after a knee scare that had him bowing out after 88 pitches last Friday, Kirby is all set to throw down against the Twins. He’s rocking a 3-2 season record with a pretty sharp 3.76 ERA. Over his last seven starts, he’s kept things tight with only four walks and an impressive 41 strikeouts in 38 1/3 innings. Talking about his bounce-back, Kirby said, “I’ve been able to pitch through it and the treatment’s been top notch.”

Twins Looking to Turn Things Around After a Tough Loss

On the flip side, the Twins are itching to shake off a rough 10-6 loss from Tuesday where the Mariners came back strong late in the game. Even after pulling even in the eighth, the Twins watched the Mariners surge ahead with four runs in the ninth. Twins’ manager Rocco Baldelli didn’t hide his disappointment, saying, “We didn’t bring our usual game. We’ve gotta put those last few innings behind us and just move forward.”

Pitching Face-Off: Kirby vs. Paddack

This game’s pitching matchup is set to be a highlight with Minnesota’s Chris Paddack stepping up to the mound. Paddack, coming off a killer performance against the Boston Red Sox with six scoreless innings and only two hits allowed, holds a 3-1 season record and a 4.78 ERA. He’s had some good games against Seattle in the past, boasting a 3-1 record and a 2.63 ERA across four starts.

Injuries and Line-Up Shifts to Watch

The Mariners are juggling some lineup changes due to injuries. Notably, lefty reliever Tayler Saucedo is out after a knee injury during a tricky play at first base in Tuesday’s game. Mariners’ manager Scott Servais shared that Saucedo would be sidelined for a bit, which just goes to show how every game can bring unexpected twists.

What’s Next?

As the series rolls on, the stakes remain high for both teams. The Mariners are leaning on Kirby’s tenacity and his knack for managing his knee situation to keep their win streak alive. Meanwhile, the Twins are focused on bouncing back and overcoming the setback of their recent defeat.

This upcoming game isn’t just about who’s got better skills; it’s about strategy and adaptation, with each team looking to outplay the other for a crucial mid-season victory. With the fans ready and waiting, all eyes will be on whether Kirby can pull off leading his team to another win or if the Twins will manage to claw back and claim their redemption.

It’s set to be an exciting clash, and everyone’s eager to see how it unfolds!

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Wed, May 8, 11:55 am.
Minnesota Twins
O 7.5
Seattle Mariners
U 7.5
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