(MLB) Boston vs. Minnesota, 04/15/2021 1:10 PM, Score: 3 - 4
Money Line: -144.00 Minnesota (Home)
Result: Win
I'm playing on MINNESOTA. The Sox continued their roll yesterday as they took both games in the double-header. This afternoon, Pineda on the mound, I expect the Twins to finally cool them off. Here's what I said prior to Pineda's last start, when I successfully played on the 'under:' "I remember sitting in the stands at Safeco, amost exactly a decade ago, watching Pineda pitch against the Twins. A young Pineda pitched well for the Mariners, on that spring night in 2011. Seattle would win 5-2. At the time, the 22-year old Pineda had been the AL Rookie of the Month in April.He ended up striking out seven, without walking any, while lowering his ERA to 2.45. Now, a decade later, Pineda is still getting it done. He had a 3.38 ERA in 2020 and he tossed five shutout innings in this season's first start. In parts of three seasons with the Twins, he's got a solid 3.80 ERA. Facing the team he started with is always special and I expect the veteran Pineda to pitch well again. Pineda may not get much run support though ... " Sure enough, Pineda came through with a quality start. He tossed six innings, allowing two runs, on just four hits. He struck out six without walking a batter. He's not got a 1.64 ERA. Pineda should get more run support today as Richards has a 10.29 ERA through two starts. While he's obviously better than those numbers suggest, he's far from unhittable. Twins bounce back.