Picks & Preview: Mets vs Twins 09-08-2023

Picks & Preview: Mets vs Twins 09-08-2023

September 8, 2023


Game Preview

The New York Mets and the Minnesota Twins meet in an interleague game at Target Field in Minneapolis on Friday, April 5, 2023. The first of three games in the series. In 2019, the Mets swept the four-game series against the Twins. In their only prior meeting at Target Field, the Mets won by a score of 14-4.
On Friday, the Mets will send Kodai Senga to the mound. The right-hander, who is 30 years old, has made 25 starts this year, posting a 10-7 record with a 3.08 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, and 176/66 K/BB ratio. Senga has been outstanding since the All-Star break, tossing 53.2 innings with a 2.68 ERA, 2.87 FIP, and.593 opposition OPS.
Senga gave the Seattle Mariners hell for seven innings last Friday, but he ended up with a no-decision. Only one of the five hits or two walks he allowed resulted in an earned run, and he struck out a dozen.
The Mets have hit well over the past week.He hit.293/.347/.563 in 174 at-bats, including seven doubles, two triples, and 12 homers. Pete Alonso and Brandon Nimmo have both hit three home runs during that time, and Francisco Lindor is hitting.286 (6-for-22) with two home runs.


On Friday, Dallas Keuchel will take the mound for the Twins. In four starts and one relief appearance this season, he is 1-1 with a 5.06 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, and 8 K’s to 7 walks.
The 35-year-old southpaw had a poor outing on the road against the Texas Rangers on Saturday, allowing five earned runs on five hits and a walk over 3.1 innings of work in a no-decision. So far this season, in 16.1 innings pitched at home, Keuchel has allowed just one earned run on fourteen hits and four walks.
The Twins are currently leading Cleveland by six games in the AL Central. They’re making deep cuts with .290/.375/.502 over the last seven days and 221 at-bats with 10 extra-base hits and twelve home runs. Royce Lewis is hitting .194 (9-for-24) with two home runs and ten runs batted in during that span.
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New York Mets vs Minnesota Twins Game Information

  • Date: 09/08/2023
  • Time: 08:10 PM ET
  • Location: Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • How to Watch: Mets vs Twins MLB.TV
  • Live Stream: MLB.TV


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