Joe D'amico's MLB 100% Home Run winner
Texas vs. Seattle,
04/12/2013 22:10 EDT,
Score: 1 - 3
Money Line: -139 Texas
Today's winner is Texas over Seattle. This is my HOME RUN PLAY.
Texas is one game behind Oakland in the AL WEST at 7-3. They play today at Seattle once again where they took yesterdays matchup, 4-3. Overall, the Rangers are 3-1 on the road this season. In the team's 7 wins, they have outscored opponents by an average of 5.14 RPG. Their lineup houses four batters with 12 or more hits and 5 or more RBI's. Berkman, Pierzynski, Cruz, and Kinsler are all batting over.300, and overall, the offense is 9th in the League with a Team BA of .271 as they possess both power and speed. Today, the team sends Yu Darvish to the bump. The RH is 2-0 with a 1.98 ERA in 13.2 IP. He faces a Seattle team that started the season at 2-0 but since has a 4-7 record, dropping their L3 and is a dismal 1-3 at home. The M's don't have a single "everyday" player hitting .300, and thus far the lineup has tallied 72 K's. Morse and Gutierrez are the only sluggers with more than 1 HR apiece. Outside of round-trippers, the team ranks in the bottom half in just about every offensive category, while their pitching is 24th, giving up 5.18 RPG. Hisashi Iwakuma is throwing today. The RH is 1-0 with a 2.17 mark on the season .The pitcher is 1-2 with a 5.31 mark in four starts vs. the Rangers in his career. Texas is 27-13 their L40 meetings in this series, 5-1 their L6 games played vs. the AL West, and 7-2 in Darvish's L9 overall starts. Seattle is 5-11 their L16 games played at home, 1-5 their L6 vs. the AL WEST, and 1-5 their L6 games overall. Take Texas. Thank you.