Minnesota Twins vs Seattle Mariners Picks and Predictions May 9th 2024

Minnesota Twins vs Seattle Mariners MLB Thu, May 9, 13:10 pm.
Minnesota Twins
ML: -115
Seattle Mariners
ML: -105

Mariners’ Logan Gilbert Set to Chill the Sizzling Twins in Showdown Series Finale

Seattle’s Rising Star Takes on Minnesota’s Powerhouse Lineup

Seattle Mariners’ ace Logan Gilbert is turning heads this season, racking up a flawless 3-0 record with an icy-cool 1.69 ERA in his first seven games. As the Mariners get ready to throw down in a crucial series finale against the Minnesota Twins, everyone’s watching to see if Gilbert can put the brakes on one of the MLB’s hottest squads.

Twins Riding High, Eyeing a Series Win

The Twins have been on a tear, snagging 14 wins in their last 16 outings and are looking to bag the series against the Mariners. They’re coming off a solid 6-3 win on Wednesday, where big swings from Carlos Correa, Trevor Larnach, and Willi Castro lit up the scoreboard. Twins skipper Rocco Baldelli gave props to his team’s get-go spirit: “We hit the ground running from the first pitch… And that made all the difference—our guys really brought their A-game.”

Gilbert’s Pitching Magic Steals the Spotlight

Gilbert has been on fire, especially during his last game where he completely shut down the Houston Astros over eight innings, giving up just two hits and four walks, while striking out six. Mariners’ boss Scott Servais was all praises, pointing out Gilbert’s killer mix of sliders, curveballs, and splitters: “He nailed it tonight. His pitch control—both in and out of the zone—was spot on, pulling some serious chases when we needed them.”

Matchup to Watch: Gilbert vs. Lopez

While Gilbert aims to keep his win streak alive, the Twins are banking on their own star pitcher, Pablo Lopez, to bring his A-game. Lopez, with a decent 4.30 ERA this season, has successfully kept teams like the Angels and Red Sox at bay. His varied performances against Seattle set the stage for a gripping face-off.

High Stakes Game with Playoff Vibes

With the Twins holding a solid 10-8 home record and the Mariners balancing a 9-9 away record, this game is more than just a tiebreaker—it’s a potential playoff game-changer. Both teams, armed with elite pitchers, are gearing up for a battle that’s sure to be packed with high-octane moments and tactical plays.


This Thursday’s game in Minneapolis is no ordinary matchup; it’s a showdown of top talents and strategic geniuses. With Gilbert and Lopez leading their teams, it’s a must-watch for baseball aficionados, offering a glimpse into what could shape the playoff landscape for both the Mariners and the Twins.

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Minnesota Twins
O 7
Seattle Mariners
U 7
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