Minnesota Twins vs Toronto Blue Jays – 8-6-15 – MLB

Minnesota Twins vs Toronto Blue Jays – 8-6-15 – MLB

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It will be the fourth and final game of the series between the Minnesota Twins and Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday night. MLB draft managers can check out the results of their fantasy picks on August 6th at 7PM Eastern Time over MLB Network.

The Twins dropped the first two games of this series as they sit 54-52 entering play on Wednesday. The bats have been cold as the offense has pushed across just seven runs total in their past five games. As they took the field on Wednesday Minnesota has lost three straight and eight of ten games. The team may have overachieved early and falling back to their season numbers. They rank in the lower third of baseball offensively in team batting average and home runs. The Twins pitching staff sits in the lower third for WHIP and strike outs and are 19th in Team ERA.

Toronto has won three straight and six of seven games after their 3-1 win to Minnesota on Tuesday. They have been an outstanding offensive club sitting first in runs scored (5.27 per game), fifth in team batting (2.63) and third in MLB in homers (147). What has kept the team near or below .500 for much of the season has been the pitching staff. Toronto was busy at the trading deadline by acquiring David Price a much needed arm and getting shortstop Troy Tulowitzki from the Colorado Rockies.

Minnesota Twins 1B: Joe Mauer is hitting .266 with six homers and 44 RBIs. He is sitting on a 3 for 25 slump over the past 7 days.

Minnesota Twins 3B: Trevor Plouffe is slumping going 2 for 14 over his past seven days. His average has dipped to .253 with 14 homers and 55 RBIs.

Minnesota Twins 2B: Brian Dozier is among the slumping Twins hitters as he is 5 for 28 over his past seven days. Season to date Dozier is batting .250 with 23 homers and 57 RBIs.

Minnesota Twins RF: Torii Hunter is just 2 for his past 19 over his past seven days as the top hitters from the Twins are bad right now. On the year Hunter is batting .247 with 17 homers and 57 RBIs.

Minnesota Twins LF: Eddie Rosario is 1 for 12 in August. His average is .281 with five homers and 24 RBIs.

Minnesota Twins CF: Aaron Hicks joins the ranks of the slumping batters for Minnesota with a 1 for 15 in the month of August. On the season Hicks is hitting .278 with five homers and 18 RBIs.

Minnesota Twins P: Kyle Gibson has pitched well for Minnesota with a record of 8-8 with an ERA of 3.37. His last start was on August 1st as Gibson held Seattle to two earned runs and six hits in seven innings in a home victory.

Toronto Blue Jays 3B: Josh Donaldson has played well since coming over from the Oakland Athletics. Donaldson is batting .293 with 28 homers and 78 RBIs. He is batting .379 over his past seven days with four homers.

Toronto Blue Jays CF: Kevin Pillar is battling a 1 for 13 slump in the month of August. Pillar is batting .266 for the year with seven homers and 39 RBIs.

Toronto Blue Jays C: Russell Martin is batting .257 on the season with 15 homers and 49 RBIs.

Toronto Blue Jays SS: Newly acquired Troy Tulowitzki in his time with Toronto since being traded by Colorado is batting .276 with two homers and six RBIs. He has hits in five of the seven games with the Blue Jays.

Toronto Blue Jays 1B: Edwin Encarnacion has put up some power numbers with 19 homers and 57 RBIs season to date. He is red hot batting .412 over his past seven days.

Toronto Blue Jays RF: Jose Bautista has slugged 23 homers and driven in 71 RBIs on the year. He has a high 66 strikeout number so his batting average is .234.

Toronto Blue Jays P: The 15 year veteran Mark Buehrle is 11-5 with an ERA of 3.32 and WHIP of 1.17. He has held his past ten opponents to three earned runs or fewer.

Baseball Daily League Fantasy Draft Picks

P: Mark Buehrle (Blue Jays)
3B: Josh Donaldson (Blue Jays)
C: Russell Martin (Blue Jays)
SS: Troy Tulowitzki (Blue Jays)
1B: Edwin Encarnacion (Blue Jays)
RF: Jose Bautista (Blue Jays)

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