Joe D'Amico's MLB 73%, 11-4 Grand Slam Winner
Seattle vs. NY Yankees,
08/04/2012 13:05 EDT,
Score: 1 - 0
Money Line: -144 NY Yankees
Today's winner is New York over Seattle. This is my Grand Slam Play.
New York is back in full form after a rough patch over recent weeks. The AL East's top team has opened their lead up to a 6 1/2 game cushion. The Yankees own the 2nd best home record in the AL at 33-21. The Bronx Bombers are 3rd in the Majors in scoring, averaging 4.90 RPG, 1st in OPS at .799, and their 167 Homers lead the MLB. Today, Hiroki Kuroda gets the start. The RH is 10-7 overall, including a 7-3, 2.63 home mark, and is 2-0 vs. Seattle TY, boasting a mere 1.91 ERA against the M's. The Mariners did win 7 straight prior to LNs 6-3 loss to the Yanks. However, those 7 victories were against both Toronto and Kansas City who are a combined 95-116, dwelling in last place in each of their Divisons. Seattle's offense ranks among the worst in Baseball, averaging a lowly 3.99 RPG and now without perennial League Hits champ, Ichiro Suzuki (who they get to face here today), the squad has absolutely not one single consistent hitter. Felix Hernandez takes the bump. The RH is 9-5 on the season, but a lack of run support has plagued the pitcher badly. The Mariners are 10-26 their L36 games played at the Yankees, 17-36 their L53 games played vs. the AL East, and 2-5 in Hernandez's L7 starts on the road. The Yankees are 43-21 their L64 games played against teams with a losing record, 22-8 their L30 games played following a win, and 6-1 in Kuroda's L7 overall starts. Take New York. Thank you.