Joe D'Amico's MLB 83% Grand Slam Winner
NY Mets vs. NY Yankees,
06/10/2012 13:05 EDT,
Score: 4 - 5
Money Line: -178 NY Yankees
Today's winner is the New York Yankees over the New York Mets. This is my Grand Slam winner.
The Yankees are a 1/2 game out of first place in the AL East, winning 7 of their L9 contests and averaging 5.5 RPG in those 9 games. The lineup ranks in the top ten in most offensive categories. The Bronx Bombers post 4.76 RPG have a team BA of .263, and lead the Majors with 90 HRs. Captain, Derek Jeter leads the way with a .314 BA and 76 hits. CF, Curtis Granderson spearheads the powerful lineup with 18 round trippers. The Yankees send Andy Pettitte to the mound. The veteran LH is hot. Over his L3 home starts, the 39 year old has allowed a mere 2 runs and struck out 27 in 22 1/2 innings. He faces a Mets team that has dropped 5 of their L6, only mustering three runs in the two losses to the Yanks the L2 days. The Mets are now in 3rd place, 3 1/2 GB in the NL East. The Team gives Jon Niese the nod today. The LH is 2-2 with a 4.60 ERA on the road this season and is 0-1 vs. the cross-town rivals in his career. The Yankees have taken 8 of the L10 meetings over the Mets, outscoring them, 51-20. The Yankees are 8-3 in Pettittes L11 starts vs. the Mets and 41-18 their L59 games played vs. LH starters. The Mets are 1-4 in Nieses L5 starts vs. teams with a winning record and 0-4 their L4 games played at the Yankees. Take the New York Yankees. Thank you.