Minnesota Twins at Tampa Bay Rays - 4/30/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Minnesota Twins at Tampa Bay Rays - 4/30/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Rays (12-8) vs Minnesota Twins (11-9)

Game Info: Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 4:10 pm (Tropicana Field)

Shane McClanahan (1-1) (2.45) vs Chris Archer (0-0) (3.18)

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The Minnesota Twins will play the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 2 of their series at Tropicana Field on Saturday afternoon.

The Minnesota Twins are 11-9 this season and have won seven of their last eight games. Minnesota lost Game 1 of this series on Friday night by a score of 6-1. The Minnesota pitching staff has a 3.27 ERA, a 1.19 WHIP, and a .225 opponent batting average this season. The Twins offense has scored 76 runs with a .219 batting average and a .306 on base percentage. Byron Buxton is batting .271 with six home runs and 11 RBI’s for the Twins this year. The projected starter for Minnesota is Chris Archer, who is 0-0 with a 3.18 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP over 11.1 innings pitched.

The Tampa Bay Rays are 12-8 this season and have won five of their last six games. Prior to winning Game 1 of this series, Tampa Bay won two out of the three games in their series against Seattle. The Tampa Bay pitching staff has a 2.98 ERA, a 1.06 WHIP, and a .203 opponent batting average. The Rays offense has scored 86 runs with a .246 batting average and a .322 on base percentage this season. Wander Franco is batting .316 with four home runs and 13 RBI’s for the Rays this season. The projected starter for Tampa Bay is Shane McClanahan, who is 1-1 with a 2.45 ERA and a 0.95 WHIP over 22 innings pitched this season.

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Both of these teams have had good starts to their season and we should be in for a great game here. The Rays pitching staff and offense has been a little bit better than Minnesota’s to start the year. Both of the starting pitchers in this game have been sharp and runs could be at a premium in this one. McClanahan has allowed 0, 3, 1, and 2 earned runs in his first four starts of the season, but has not received much run support from the offense. Archer has only allowed 0, 2, and 2 earned runs in his first three starts, but has not lasted long in either of the three. I like the Rays at home in this one.

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