Joe D's MLB 100%, 3-0 Diamond Winner
NY Yankees vs. Washington,
06/16/2012 13:05 EDT,
Score: 5 - 3
Money Line: -121 NY Yankees
Today's winner is New York over Washington. This is my MLB Diamond Play.
New York has taken a 1 1/2 game lead in the AL East. The Yankees have won seven in a row and 17 of their L21. The Bronx Bombers are posting 4.76 RPG, have a team BA of .264, and lead the Majors in HRs with 97. Their lineup is crushing the ball, while their pitching staff is stellar. Today, Andy Pettitte gets the nod. The LH is 3-1 lifetime vs. Washington. He now faces a National's team that is averaging a dismal 3.90 RPG and ranks in the bottom half of the League in several offensive categories. Jordan Zimmerman takes the mound today. The RH is 3-5 overall, including an 0-3 mark at home. The pitcher has been yielding a ton of round-trippers lately, giving up 8 Home Runs in his L5 starts. He will get into trouble today as he must face a New York offense that has been pounding the ball for 5 or more RPG over their L10 outings. The Yankees are 5-0 their L5 games played on the road, 10-1 their L11 games played against teams with a winning record, 17-4 their L21 games played overall, and 47-20 in Petite's L67 starts. Take New York. Thank you.