Minnesota Twins vs Colorado Rockies Picks and Predictions June 12th 2024

Minnesota Twins vs Colorado Rockies MLB Wed, Jun 12, 13:10 pm.
Minnesota Twins
ML: -250
17
9
Colorado Rockies
ML: 200
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Rockies vs. Twins: Rockies Aim for Rare Series Win Against Minnesota

The Colorado Rockies, after finding a spark on offense, are aiming to secure their first series win since late May. Following a narrow 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night, the Rockies have set up a thrilling series finale in Minneapolis on Wednesday afternoon.

Rockies’ Recent Performance

The Rockies’ recent victory was fueled by a three-run homer from Ezequiel Tovar, breaking a scoreless tie in the sixth inning. This was Tovar’s 11th homer of the season and his third in the past four games, showcasing his rising star status within the team.

Ryan McMahon, a veteran on the Rockies, praised Tovar’s performance: “The last couple of games our offense has been struggling, but ‘Tovie’ is our guy. He’s our best player, and he came up with a big hit.”

Manager Bud Black echoed these sentiments, highlighting Tovar’s potential: “We’re watching a young talent emerge into one of the potential stars of the game. It’s a premium position and there’s a lot of good ones, but I think in time, you’ll see that he’ll be right there with them all.”
Pitching Matchups

Pablo Lopez (Twins)

Pablo Lopez, with a 5-6 record and a 5.45 ERA, will take the mound for the Twins. Despite recent struggles, where he’s posted a 9.15 ERA over his past four outings, Lopez has a strong track record against the Rockies, boasting a 3-0 record with a 1.71 ERA in four starts.

Austin Gomber (Rockies)

The Rockies will counter with Austin Gomber (1-3, 3.38 ERA). Gomber is looking to bounce back from a disappointing outing against the St. Louis Cardinals, where he allowed four runs on six hits in five innings. Wednesday’s game will be Gomber’s first start against the Twins, having previously made two relief appearances against them, giving up one run and two hits in 4 1/3 innings.

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Team Dynamics and Strategies

Catcher Elias Diaz is expected to miss a second consecutive game due to a strained left calf. Despite this, Manager Bud Black is optimistic about Diaz’s quick return, stating that he is not expected to be placed on the injured list.

Jacob Stallings filled in for Diaz on Tuesday, going 1-for-3. Stallings has been reliable this season, hitting .289 with three homers and 15 RBIs in 32 games.

Twins’ Roster Moves

The Twins will bring in a fresh arm for Wednesday’s game, as Louie Varland, Tuesday’s spot starter, was optioned to Triple-A Saint Paul despite an impressive performance. Varland allowed just one hit and one walk in five shutout innings, earning praise from Twins manager Rocco Baldelli: “Every time you pitch good, you’re doing yourself a lot of favors, and he did it at the big-league level tonight, and he did it in a fashion that really looked good.”

Anticipation for the Series Finale

The Rockies are on the verge of a rare series win, driven by Tovar’s hot streak and key contributions from the team. The matchup between Lopez and Gomber promises an exciting duel, with both pitchers looking to rebound and lead their teams to victory.

Key Points to Watch:

Ezequiel Tovar's continued performance and his impact on the Rockies' offense.
The pitching duel between Pablo Lopez and Austin Gomber.
Adjustments in the Rockies' and Twins' lineups due to recent player performances and injuries.

Conclusion

As the Rockies aim for a rare series win against the Twins, fans can expect a thrilling game marked by key player performances and strategic team moves. Whether Tovar can maintain his hot streak and whether Lopez can regain his form against the Rockies will be pivotal in determining the outcome.

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moneyline
over/under
Minnesota Twins
-1.5
-130
-250
O 8
-105
Colorado Rockies
+1.5
105
200
U 8
-130
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