Joe D'Amico's MLB Game of the Month
Atlanta vs. St. Louis,
05/13/2012 14:15 EDT,
Score: 7 - 4
Money Line: -152 St. Louis
Today's winner is St. Louis over Atlanta. This is my Revenge Game of the Month.
This will be the first home series St. Louis will drop this season. That doesn't sit well with the NL Central's best team. The Cardinal's are a machine. They rank 2nd n RPG (5.55), BA (.284), and OPS (.823) and 4th in HRs (44) and SBs (27). Today their best pitcher, Lance Lynn takes the mound. The RH leads the team in wins with 6 and ERA with a 1.40, in which he ranks 3rd and 1st in the Majors. He faces a progressing Atlanta squad that still sits behind a first-place, red-hot Washington team in the NL East. The Braves have played well recently but start Tommy Hanson today. The RH is 3-3 on the season, including a 1-10, 4.02 ERA mark in his L3 starts. The Braves negatives fall on both pitching (4.22 ERA) and Errors (19). On a side note, 1B and slugger, Lance Berkman looks to come off the disabled list today and see action (check status). The Braves are 5-11 their L16 vs. the Cardinals, 2-7their L9 at the Cardinals, and 2-8 their L10 as a road 'dog. The Cardinals are 20-6 their L26 games played at home vs. RH starters, 33-11 their L44 games played at home, and 7-0 in Lynn's L7 starts. St. Louis. Thank you.