Joe D'Amico's MLB AL East Game of the Year
Baltimore vs. NY Yankees,
10/12/2012 17:07 EDT,
Score: 1 - 3
Money Line: -194 NY Yankees
Today's winner is New York over Baltimore. This is my AL EAST GoY.
New York is 52-31 at home this season. Overall, the Yankees offense ranks at or near the top in most categories. The Bronx Bombers average 4.96 RPG (2nd), have a Team BA of .265 (8th), and OPS of .790 (1st), and tallied 245 HRs (1st). Rodriguez and Granderson have struggled lately but Manager, Joe Girardi can go to the cupboard and pull out any number of sluggers to PH. Today, CC Sabathia takes the mound. The LH is 16-6 with a 3.32 ERA on the season, including a 3-0, 2.19 mark in his L3 starts. In his career, the ace has a 17-4 record against Baltimore. He faces an Orioles team that has posted a total of 9 runs in this series. Outside of Homers, the Baltimore lineup ranks in the middle of the League in most areas. Betemit and Markakis are being missed on both sides of the field. The team sends Jason Hammel to the bump. The RH is 1-3 with a 5.86 ERA vs. New York in his lifetime and has only made 3 starts since July 13th due to a knee injury. The Yankees are 13-3 in Sabathia's L16 starts vs. the Orioles, 6-0 their L6 games vs. RH starters, and 11-2 their L13 games played at home. The Orioles are 2-5 in Hammel's L7 starts, 0-4 their L4 games following a win, and 1-4 their L5 vs. Sabathia in NY. Take New York. Thank you.