Guardians vs Twins Prediction MLB Free Pick 5/5

Guardians vs Twins Prediction MLB Free Pick 5/5

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Preview

The Minnesota Twins will face off against the Cleveland Guardians on May 5, 2023, at 4:10 PM at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. In this article, we provide an extensive review of each team, pitching analysis, hitting analysis, and injuries to help you understand why the Twins will win.

Minnesota Twins

The Twins come into this game with an 18-14 record and an even 8-8 record on the road. The Twins have been hitting the ball well this season, with Byron Buxton leading the team with 8 home runs and 19 RBIs. However, their pitching has been the strength of the team, with a team ERA at 3.43.

Probable Pitcher: Bailey Ober (1-0, 1.59 ERA, 1.06 WHIP)

Ober has been a bright spot for the Twins' pitching staff, posting a 1-0 record with a 1.59 ERA and 10 strikeouts in 11.1 innings pitched.

Hitting Analysis

The Twins have been hitting the ball well this season, with a team batting average of .228. They have been led by Byron Buxton, who has been hitting the ball well with 8 home runs and 19 RBIs. They will be facing a Guardians pitching staff that has a 3.95 team ERA.

Injury Report

The Twins have a few players on the injured list, including Tyler Mahle, Ronny Henriquez, and Alex Phillips.

Cleveland Guardians

The Guardians have struggled recently, with a 14-17 record and a 4-8 record at home. The Guardians have been hitting the ball well this season, with Jose Ramirez leading the team with a .286 batting average and .828 OPS.

Probable Pitcher: Peyton Battenfield (0-2, 4.67 ERA, 1.56 WHIP)

Battenfield has struggled this season, with an 0-2 record and a 4.67 ERA. He has also struggled with control, with 11 walks in 17.1 innings pitched.

Hitting Analysis

The Guardians have been hitting the ball well this season, with a team batting average of .228. They have been led by Jose Ramirez, who has been hitting the ball well with a .286 batting average and .374 on-base percentage. However, they will be facing a Twins pitching staff that has a 3.43 team ERA.

Injury Report

The Guardians have a few players on the injured list, including Ross Carver, Daniel Espino, Aaron Civale, Sam Hentges, and Triston McKenzie.

Prediction

The Twins have a clear advantage in the pitching department with Bailey Ober starting, who has been solid so far this season. Additionally, the Twins have been hitting the ball well, and they will be facing a struggling pitcher in Peyton Battenfield. The Guardians have also struggled at home this season, with a 4-8 record, while the Twins have an even 8-8 record on the road. Based on these factors, the Twins have a good chance of winning this game.

 

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