Cardinals vs Twins Free Pick May 15, 2018
Larry Ness Cardinals vs Twins Free Pick
Start Time: May 15 2018, 8:10 PM
I had a big play on the Twins last night and they’d come up short against the Mariners, but for a number of different reasons I expect the home side to bounce back in this interleague contest.
The visitors hand the ball to Jack Flaherty (0-1, 3.60 ERA) who has been called up from Triple-A Memphis to make this start. Flaherty has done well in the minor leagues, but has been pedestrian in the bigs by allowing four runs off ten hits with five walks over two starts this season.
The home side counters with Jose Berrios (3-4, 4.50) who comes in off an outing to forget against the Angels on Thursday, allowing five runs off seven hits over 5.1 innings. Berrios has struggled of late after a red hot start, but I’m not going to read too much into his recent performance.
Note that Berrios does enter with a solid 1.04 WHIP thus far and he does own a very respectable 3.74 ERA at home to this point as well.
Additionally I’ll point out that St. Louis is just 18-26 in all interleague games the last two seasons, while Minnesota is 25-22 in the same position.
I think the Twins are well worth the price of admission in this spot. Consider Minnesota on Tuesday night.