2:10 PM ET, August 19, 2013
Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota
New York: Gee (8-8, 3.79 ERA)
Minnesota: Gibson (2-3, 6.27 ERA)
This particular MLB season hasn’t been great for the New York Mets. However, this team has experienced some success in interleague games.
The Mets hope to get another strong outing from Dillon Gee and will try to earn another win over an AL opponent in tonight’s makeup game versus the Minnesota Twins.
YouWager experts consider that this New York (56-66) baseball team is likely headed for a fifth straight losing season. The Mets suffered their fifth defeat in seven games Sunday, 4-3 versus the San Diego Padres.
Gee (8-8, 3.79 ERA) will try to help the Mets recover and improve on their 9-4 record in interleague play. That mark includes two victories in Minnesota from April 12-13.
The finale that Gee was scheduled to pitch was rained out, however the Mets would probably rather have the 27 year-old face Minnesota now than back in April.
The right-hander started this season 0-3 with an 8.36 ERA but is 1-0 with a 1.74 ERA in his first three starts in August. Gee gave up two runs over six innings in his latest outing Wednesday at the Los Angeles Dodgers and left with a two-run lead the bullpen couldn’t hold in a 5-4 loss in 12.
In his first appearance versus Minnesota, Gee will face a team that’s lost five of six and three in a row. The Twins (54-68) had double-digit hits for the third time in five contests Sunday but went 2 for 18 with runners in scoring position in a 5-2 defeat versus the Chicago White Sox.
Minnesota is 15 for 71 (.211) in those situations through seven of eight straight home MLB games.
The Twins will counter with Kyle Gibson (2-3, 6.27) who will try to help his team bounce back while ending a five-game winless stretch. As the MLB live lines suggest, the 25 year-old gave up three runs over 5 1/3 innings Wednesday and did not get a decision in a 9-8 defeat versus the Cleveland Indians.