Twins vs. Padres: Start Time, Streaming Live, TV Channel, How to Watch
On Tuesday, Byron Buxton and the Minnesota Twins (19-16) play Xander Bogaerts and the San Diego Padres (18-17), with first pitch scheduled for 7:40 PM ET at Target Field.
If you’re planning on watching this game, keep reading for TV and streaming options for the Minnesota-San Diego matchup.
When is Twins vs. Padres and when does it start?
This game between the Twins and Padres is set to start on Tuesday, May 9, 2023. You can expect the opening pitch at 7:40 PM ET.
Where to watch Twins vs. Padres
The Twins and Padres will hit the diamond at Target Field for this matchup on May 9, and if you would like to see the action live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!
What channel is the game on?
You can catch this game live on BSN.
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Twins Stats, Odds & Insights
The Twins have won 70.8% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (17-7).
Minnesota is ninth-best in baseball with 45 total home runs.
The Twins rank 21st in baseball, slugging .388.
Minnesota has the third-ranked team ERA across all MLB pitching staffs (3.34).
Pitchers for the Twins combine for the No. 1-ranked WHIP in baseball (1.130).
Padres Stats, Odds & Insights
The Padres have won seven, or 50%, of the 14 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
San Diego ranks 15th in Major League Baseball with 39 home runs.
The Padres rank 15th in the majors with a .396 team slugging percentage.
San Diego has pitched to a 4.15 ERA this season, which ranks 13th in baseball.
The Padres rank 14th in MLB with a combined 1.294 WHIP this season.
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Twins Starter Recent Performance: Louie Varland
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|at Yankees||Apr. 14||6.0||6||3||3||8||1|
Padres Starter Recent Performance: Michael Wacha
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|at Diamondbacks||Apr. 20||4.0||10||5||5||3||1|
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|at Braves||Apr. 8||6.0||2||0||0||10||1|
Twins Key Players to Watch
The Twins will look to Louie Varland (0-0) in his third start this season.
In his last appearance on Wednesday, the right-hander tossed 4 2/3 innings against the Chicago White Sox, allowing four earned runs while surrendering seven hits.
In his two games this season, opposing hitters have a collective batting average of .295 against him. He has a 5.91 ERA and averages 11.8 strikeouts per nine innings.
Buxton is batting .239 with eight home runs and 19 RBI. All three of those stats rank first among Minnesota hitters this season.
Carlos Correa has 23 hits and an OBP of .271 to go with a slugging percentage of .378 this season.
Max Kepler has collected 19 base hits, an OBP of .313 and a slugging percentage of .447 this season.
Padres Key Players to Watch
Michael Wacha (2-1) will take to the mound for the Padres and make his seventh start of the season.
The right-hander last pitched on Wednesday, when he allowed two hits in six scoreless innings against the Cincinnati Reds.
The 31-year-old has pitched in six games this season with an ERA of 5.46 and 7.5 strikeouts per nine innings, with an opponent batting average of .276.
Bogaerts has a team-high batting average of .283, and leads the Padres in home runs (six).
Juan Soto has totaled 17 runs batted in to lead his team.
Jake Cronenworth is hitting .244 with eight doubles, two triples, three home runs and 17 walks.
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