Joe D'Amico's MLB 100% ESPN Game of the Month Between NY/Boston
NY Yankees vs. Boston,
07/08/2012 20:05 EDT,
Score: 7 - 3
Money Line: +110 NY Yankees
Today's winner is New York over Boston. This is my ESPN Game of the Month.
New York owns the best record in Baseball at 51-33. They have put a 6-game cushion ahead of 2nd place Baltimore in the AL East. The Yankees took 4 of 5 this season over the Red Sox, and overall 7 of the L10 meetings. The Bronx Bombers erupted for 7 round-trippers in Saturdays double-header, to bring their league-leading HR total to 133. The lineup averages 4.82 RPG and owns a Team BA of .261. Cano, Jeter, Rodriguez, Swisher Teixeira, Grandserson, Jones, Ibanez, Chavez… any one of them can ruin a pitchers day. One of the three Yankee 9 game winners takes the mound today in Ivan Nova. The RH owns a 9-3 overall mark, including a 6-1 road record. The crafty mounds man faced Boston in April, going 6.0 innings, and earning the victory. Boston dropped 5 of their L6 to sink them into 4th place in the Division. Ellsbury, Crawford and Pedroia have been out. Middlebrooks, Arules, and Sweeney are damaged as well. In their L10, they posted 0, 1, or 2 runs seven times. They have Jon Lester throwing today. The LH is 5-5, with a home record of 2-3 and an ERA of 5.60. Lester began his career doing well against NY but in his L3 vs. the Yankees, he is 0-2, and gave up 12 runs in only 13.7 IP. The Yankees are 5-1 their L6 games played at the Red Sox, 23-9 their L32 games played overall, and 36-15 in Novas L51 starts. The Red Sox are 2-6 their L8 games played during Game 4 of a series, 1-6 their L7 games played vs. teams with a winning records, and 2-11 in Lesters L 13 starts vs. teams with a winning record. Take New York. Thank you.