Joe D's MLB 100% Diamond Winner
Houston vs. LA Dodgers,
05/27/2012 16:10 EDT,
Score: 1 - 5
Money Line: -140 LA Dodgers
Today's winner is Los Angeles over Houston. This is my Diamond Play.
When looking at the stats for these two teams, there is a huge contrast. Houston is 6-14 on the road, posting 3.65 RPG, and allowing 4.40 RPG. Los Angeles is 20-5 at home, scoring 4.60 RPG, and yielding a mere 2.72 RPG. The Dodgers boast the best overall record in baseball at 30-15. The Astros numbers also fall on the road in the HR department. They have 27 round-trippers in 26 home games, but as a visitor, only hit 8 homers in 20 road games. In their L9 contests, the Dodgers have only scored less than 6 RPG twice. Chris Capuano is throwing today for LA. The LH is 6-1 with a 2.25 ERA this season and has allowed 2 or fewer runs in seven of his 9 starts. Houston isn't hitting, let alone driving in runs. They send JA Happ to the bump. The LH is 4-3 with a 4.56 mark TY, including an 0-1, 6.19 road record. Happ is 0-2 vs. Los Angeles in his career. The Astros are 2-7 their L9 games played vs. the Dodgers, 15-45 their L60 games played on the road, and 0-8 in Happ's L8 starts vs. the NL West. The Dodgers are 46-16 their L62 games played as a favorite, 43-17 their L60 games played at home, and 5-1 in Capuano's L6 starts. Take Los Angeles. Thank you.