Joe D'Amico's MLB 75%, 6-2 Winner
San Francisco vs. Pittsburgh,
07/08/2012 13:35 EDT,
Score: 2 - 13
Money Line: -122 Pittsburgh
Today's winner is Pittsburgh over San Francisco. This is my Diamond Winner.
Pittsburgh is on-fore, winning 9 of their L11 and posting 8.66 RPG in those 11 contests. Their lineup is ranked 9th in the Majors in Team BA at .262 and 6th overall in ERA, allowing just 3.54 RPG. Andrew McCutchen is leading both leagues with a .359 BA. From 1-9, the lineup can hit, and boy do they play smart baseball. Today, AJ Burnett takes the mound. The RH is 9-2 with a 3.74 ERA this season. Burnett is tied for team wins leader along with James McDonald, who both earned 9 victories thus far. The hurler is 5-0 with a 2.01 mark at home and owns a career record of 5-2, with a 1.84 ERSA vs. San Francisco, holding their batters to a mere .193 BA. San Francisco has lost 6 of their L8, being outscored by 19 runs in the 6 defeats. Their offense can't drive in runs (3.93 per game) and have no power, ranking 30th with just 50 HRs. They send Tim Lincecum to the bump. The RH holds a 3-9, 6.08 record on the season. The 2 time Cy Young winner is an embarrassing 1-5 at home this year with an ERA of 8.45. The Giants are 1-5 their L6 games played on the road, 1-4 their L5 games played vs. teams with a winning record, and 2-10 in Linceums L12 road starts. The Pirates are 20-6 their L26 games played at home, 4-0 their L4 games played vs. RH starters, and 11-0 in Burnetts L11 starts. Take Pittsburgh. Thank you.