Minnesota Twins vs Colorado Rockies Picks and Predictions June 10th 2024

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Minnesota Twins
ML: -250
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ML: 200

Home After a Tough Trip, Twins Take on Struggling Rockies

The Minnesota Twins are back on their home turf after a rough nine-game road trip. They’re gearing up for a 10-game homestand, starting with a three-game series against the struggling Colorado Rockies this Monday night in Minneapolis. After battling some tough teams on the road, the Twins are ready to regain their groove and make the most of their home advantage.

Twins’ Road Trip Recap

The Twins had quite a challenging time on their road trip, ending with a 3-6 record against the Houston Astros, New York Yankees, and Pittsburgh Pirates. It was a tough stretch, especially when they got shut out in back-to-back games against Pittsburgh on Friday and Saturday. But they bounced back in style, scoring seven runs in the 10th inning of Sunday’s 11-5 victory.

Manager Rocco Baldelli couldn’t hide his relief and optimism after the win. “It feels good. It will feel good to get on a plane and go home,” he said.

Colorado Rockies’ Recent Performance

Meanwhile, the Rockies are on their own seven-game road trip. They managed to split a four-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals before heading north. However, they’ve hit a rough patch lately, losing seven out of their last nine games, including a 5-1 loss to the Cardinals on Sunday.

Despite the losses, there was a highlight for the Rockies with the debut of infielder Adael Amador. The Rockies’ top prospect made an impressive debut by singling in his first at-bat and stealing second base soon after. Manager Bud Black noted, “We want to get him acclimated. This was good for him — a good crowd on a Sunday afternoon, nice energy in the park.”

Pitching Matchup

Chris Paddack (Twins)

  • Record: 4-3
  • ERA: 5.26
  • Recent Performance: Allowed seven runs on six hits in four innings against the Yankees
  • Career vs. Rockies: 2-0, 2.12 ERA in 17 innings

Dakota Hudson (Rockies)

  • Record: 2-7
  • ERA: 5.25
  • Recent Performance: No-decision against the Cincinnati Reds, allowing four runs on five hits in 4 1/3 innings
  • Career vs. Twins: 1-0, 3.86 ERA in seven innings

Twins’ Strategy and Outlook

The Twins are looking to build on the momentum from Sunday’s exciting win as they open the series against the Rockies. Baldelli talked about the unpredictable nature of baseball, saying, “You can play and things go a certain way for days and days and days at a time, and then you put it together and you put up — what’d we put up? — seven runs in one inning. It’s goofy. When I say it’s nuts, it’s like, we’re all kind of nuts. If you like this, you like it for things like today.”

Rockies’ Strategy and Outlook

For the Rockies, the key will be integrating their young talent and breaking their losing streak. Amador’s debut offers a glimpse of hope and excitement for the future. Bud Black’s approach includes easing Amador into the major league scene, giving him the chances he needs to shine and grow.


With the Minnesota Twins back home, they’re ready to take full advantage of their home-field setting against a struggling Colorado Rockies squad. Both teams are eager to improve their recent performances, setting the stage for an intriguing series. Will the Twins keep their momentum going from Sunday’s win, or will the Rockies turn their fortunes around? Baseball fans are in for an exciting series as these two teams face off in Minneapolis.

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