Joe D'Amico's MLB 9-1, 100 STAR WINNER
LA Dodgers vs. St. Louis,
10/12/2013 16:07 EDT,
Score: 0 - 1
Money Line: +129 St. Louis
Today's winner is St. Louis over Los Angeles. This is my 100 Star Winner,
No other team in base ball has the post-season experience that the St. Louis Cardinals possess. Last night, they took down LA in 13 innings, 3-2. Carlos Beltran drove in all 3 runs to bring the slugger to 9 RBIs this post-season and 34 in 40 career playoff games. The man is clutch. The offense averages 4.83 RPG on a Team BA of .269. This is a dangerous lineup consisting of strength, power, and savvy. Michael Wacha gets the start here. The RH is 4-1 with a 2.78 record and did not allow a run in 3 of his 5 September starts. He faces a Dodgers lineup that puts up 4.01 RPG and ranks 24th in HRs. Punto, Kemp, and Hairston jr. have all missed games recently but Punto is listed as questionable today and may see action. This team has dropped 4 of their L7. Clayton Kershaw is throwing today. The LH is 16-9 with a 1.83 mark this year, but was 0-2 vs. St. Louis. In his 12 career starts vs. the Cards, he is 4-5 with a 3.75 record. The Dodgers are 17-36 their L53 games played at the Cardinals, 1-4 in Kershaw's L5 road starts at the Cardinals, and 0-6 their L6 League Championship road games. The Cardinals are 7-0 their L7 games played as a home 'dog, 10-2 their L12 games played vs. teams with a winning record, and 4-1 their L5 League Championship home games. Take St. Louis. Thank you.