Joe D'Amico's MLB NL Game of the Month
Chi Cubs vs. Arizona,
06/24/2012 16:10 EDT,
Score: 1 - 5
Money Line: -162 Arizona
Today's winner is Arizona over Chicago. This is my NL Game of the Month.
Arizona has won 3 in a row. The D-Backs are a solid squad, averaging 4.49 RPG, with a Team BA of .265, and have smashed 71 HRs. The lineup boasts 7 sluggers, each with 49 or more hits, as Jason Kubel leads the team with a .300 BA, 71 Hits, and 45 RBIs. The team is just 6 1/2 GB Los Angeles in the Division and is only 2 1/2 games off the WC pace. They have Wade Miley starting today. The LH is 8-3 with a 2.30 ERA this season, including a 5-1, 2.58 mark at home. He goes up against a Cubs team that owns the worst record in Baseball at 24-47 overall with a 10-28 away record. They dropped their L3 by a combined score of 23-6. Chicago possesses some of the worst stats in the Majors in both hitting and pitching. Matt Garza gets the nod today. The RH is 3-5 overall, which includes a 2-4, 5.44 ERA away from home. The Cubs are 14-33 their L47 games played at the Diamondbacks, 17-42 their L59 games played on the road, and 1-7 in Garzas L8 starts. The Diamondbacks are 43-21 their L 64 games played as a favorite, 9-1 their L10 games played at home, and 6-0 in Mileys L6 starts as a home fav. Take Arizona. Thank you.