By Muntradamus


The Sports Prophet is on fire. Last night it got 7 out of 8 games correct, and it has been hitting all week. I will show the predictions on BEAST DOME for a little bit until the new website is built out.

Predicted Final Score:

  • Minnesota Twins: 7
  • Arizona Diamondbacks: 5

Projected Fantasy Stats for Each Player:

Minnesota Twins:

  • M. Margot: 1 H, 1 R, 1 SB
  • C. Correa: 2 H, 1 HR, 2 RBI
  • Royce Lewis: 1 H, 1 R, 1 RBI
  • Jose Miranda: 1 H, 1 R, 1 RBI
  • C. Santana: 1 H, 1 HR, 2 RBI
  • Ryan Jeffers: 1 H, 1 R
  • Byron Buxton: 2 H, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 SB
  • Willi Castro: 1 H, 1 R
  • Kyle Farmer: 1 H

Arizona Diamondbacks:

  • C. Carroll: 2 H, 1 R, 1 SB
  • Ketel Marte: 1 H, 1 R
  • Joc Pederson: 1 H, 1 HR, 2 RBI
  • C. Walker: 1 H, 1 R
  • L. Gurriel: 1 H
  • J. McCarthy: 1 H, 1 RBI
  • Kevin Newman: 1 H
  • G. Perdomo: 1 H
  • Jose Herrera: 1 H

Home Run Predictions:

  • Twins: C. Correa, C. Santana, Byron Buxton
  • Diamondbacks: Joc Pederson

Expected Performance of Starting Pitchers:

David Festa (R) – Minnesota Twins


  • Control and Command: Festa has shown good control and command in his previous outings, which is promising despite his lack of experience in the majors.
  • Potential: Being a rookie with a 0.00 ERA, there’s a potential for strong performance due to the element of unfamiliarity for the opposing hitters.


  • Experience: Limited experience at the major league level could be a disadvantage against a seasoned lineup like the Diamondbacks.
  • Facing Strong Lineup: The Diamondbacks have several strong hitters who perform well against right-handed pitchers.

Projected Performance:

  • Innings Pitched: 5-6
  • Earned Runs: 3-4
  • Strikeouts: 4-6
  • Walks: 2-3
  • Home Runs Allowed: 1

Summary: Festa is likely to have a solid start but may struggle at times against a potent Diamondbacks lineup. He should be able to limit the damage but is expected to give up a few runs and possibly a home run.

J. Montgomery (L) – Arizona Diamondbacks


  • Experience: Montgomery has experience and can handle the pressure of facing a strong lineup.
  • Potential to Bounce Back: With a high ERA, there’s always a chance for a seasoned pitcher to bounce back with a better performance.


  • High ERA: His 5.71 ERA indicates struggles throughout the season, making it likely that he could face challenges against the Twins.
  • Facing Powerful Lineup: The Twins lineup has several hitters who perform well against left-handed pitchers, which could lead to high run production.

Projected Performance:

  • Innings Pitched: 4-5
  • Earned Runs: 5-6
  • Strikeouts: 3-5
  • Walks: 2-3
  • Home Runs Allowed: 2

Summary: Montgomery is expected to have a challenging outing against the Twins. With a high ERA and facing a lineup that excels against left-handed pitchers, he is likely to give up multiple runs and struggle to go deep into the game.

Combined Analysis:

  • David Festa: Likely to keep the game competitive with a solid performance, but may still allow 3-4 runs due to inexperience.
  • J. Montgomery: Expected to face more significant struggles, allowing 5-6 runs and not lasting as long in the game due to the strength of the Twins’ lineup.

This analysis suggests the Twins have a pitching advantage in this matchup, with Festa likely to have a better overall performance compared to Montgomery.

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