Oakland Athletics vs. Minnesota Twins: Preview, Predictions and Picks for June 16, 2024

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Jun 16, 2024 6:15 AM
The Minnesota Twins, holding a 38-32 overall record and 20-14 home record, look to continue their dominance at Target Field as they face the Oakland Athletics on Sunday, June 16th at 7:40 PM. The Athletics, struggling on the road with an 11-26 record, will attempt to turn their fortunes around against a Twins team that leads the regular season series 2-0.
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Athletics vs Twins starting pitchers

  • Chris Paddack for Minnesota Twins
  • Joey Estes for Oakland Athletics

Athletics vs Twins statistics

Stat Athletics Twins
Hits 524 (Tied-27th) 559 (17th)
Batting Average .219 (30th) .239 (17th)
Runs Batted In 245 (28th) 302 (12th)
Runs 257 (28th) 320 (11th)
Home Runs 81 (5th) 76 (10th)
Walks 221 (Tied-15th) 205 (22nd)
Stolen Bases 34 (27th) 36 (Tied-24th)
Strikeouts 705 (2nd) 577 (Tied-17th)
Pitches 10371 (12th) 10087 (22nd)

Minnesota Twins recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/14/24 vs Oakland Athletics W 6-5 F/10
6/13/24 vs Oakland Athletics W 6-2
6/12/24 vs Colorado Rockies W 17-9
6/11/24 vs Colorado Rockies L 5-4
6/10/24 vs Colorado Rockies W 5-0

Oakland Athletics recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/14/24 @ Minnesota Twins L 6-5 F/10
6/13/24 @ Minnesota Twins L 6-2
6/12/24 @ San Diego Padres L 5-4
6/11/24 @ San Diego Padres L 4-3
6/10/24 @ San Diego Padres L 6-1

Athletics vs Twins predictions

When looking at the upcoming matchup, some key Oakland Athletics players could swing the odds in their favor, even against challenging opposition. Brent Rooker, leading the team with home runs and RBIs, is someone to keep an eye on with his powerful swings and crucial playmaking ability. However, pitching will be absolutely crucial; Joey Estes needs to maintain control and minimize his ERA against the aggressive Twins lineup. His strikeout capabilities are promising, but the key will be keeping those home runs in check, a bit of a struggle this season.

On the flip side, the Minnesota Twins have a couple of heavy hitters who are likely to make some noise. Carlos Correa, boasting the highest batting average on the team, seems primed for a standout game. He's been continually clutch for the Twins, coupling high hitting rates with solid defensive play. Ryan Jeffers, another potential game-changer, has been showing up big with his home run counts and RBIs, suggesting he could be a major threat if he connects well during the game.

Considering these details, my prediction leans towards a victory for the Minnesota Twins. Their stronger overall hitting stats and slightly better pitching form, with Chris Paddack leading the mound, give them the edge over the Athletics. This doesn't discount the possibility of a close game, especially if the Athletics can capitalize early and put pressure on the Twins' hitters. However, given the consistency of the Twins’ lineup and their performance at home, they hold the upper hand in wrapping up this contest on a winning note.

Minnesota Twins injuries

  • DaShawn Keirsey Jr. (CF): Day-To-Day
  • Max Kepler (RF): Day-To-Day
  • Zack Weiss (RP): 60-Day-IL
  • Brock Stewart (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Justin Topa (RP): 60-Day-IL

Oakland Athletics injuries

  • Stevie Emanuels (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Esteury Ruiz (LF): 10-Day-IL
  • Max Muncy (SS): Day-To-Day
  • Jacob Wilson (SS): Day-To-Day
  • Kyle Muller (RP): 15-Day-IL

Athletics vs Twins game info

Venue Target Field
Location Minneapolis, Minnesota
First pitch Sun 7:40 PM
Temperature 88°
Chance of Rain 24%

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