Joe D'Amico's MLB 78%, 7-2 Diamond Winner
Detroit vs. Baltimore,
07/14/2012 16:05 EDT,
Score: 6 - 8
Money Line: -127 Detroit
Today's winner is Detroit over Cincinnati. This is my Diamond Winner.
Detroit is looking like the team they were a season ago when they ran away with the AL Central. The Tigers have won 6 in a row and 8 of their L10 contests. Their offense is averaging 4.53 RPG and has a Team BA of .269. The lineup consists of three batters hitting .300 or better in Jackson, Cabrera, and Fielder while Cabrera, Fielder, and Young are supplying the power, as each are in DDs in Home Runs. Max Scherzer takes the mound today. The RH is 3-1 in his L4 starts, allowing 6 runs, striking out 33, and walking only 4 in 27 IP. He has a career 2-1 record vs. Baltimore. The Orioles pitching staff is limping. Even yesterday, their most reliable pitcher, Hammel left the game with a knee issue. The offense ranks in the bottom half of the League in most categories. They don't possess a single batter hitting near .300. The team sends Wei-Yin Chen to the bump. The LH is 7-5 on the season, including an 0-3 record in his L4 starts. The Tigers are 5-0 their L5 games vs. LH Starters, 4-1 their L5 games played on the road, and 8-3 in Scherzers L11 overall starts. The Orioles are 3-9 their L12 games against RH starters, 1-6 their L7 games played at home, and 2-8 their L10 games played as a 'dog. Take Detroit. Thank you.