Joe D'Amico's MLB 64% Diamond Winner

Joe D'Amico's MLB 64% Diamond Winner

St. Louis vs. Pittsburgh, 08/28/2012 19:05 EDT, Score: 0 - 9

Money Line: -111 St. Louis

Sportsbook: Intertops

Result: Loss

Today's winner is St. Louis over Pittsburgh. This is my MLB Diamond Winner.

These two teams have gone in different directions lately as St. Louis has won 6 of their L7 while Pittsburgh has dropped 6of their L7 contests. As of print, the Pirates now trail the Cardinals by three games in the WC race. St. Louis' lineup is producing. Their offense is averaging 6.57 RPG over their L7 outings as Holliday leads the NL with 90 RBI's and is riding an 8 game hitting streak. Craig is 11-for-23 with 9 RBI's just over the L5 games. The lineup ranks 3rd in RPG, averaging 4.94 and 2nd in Team BA at .277. The team expects to get back Freese, who sat out two games with soreness in his wrist but did pinch hit LN. The Red-Birds have Jake Westbrook throwing today. The RH has won 6 of his L7 starts. Pittsburgh is spiraling downward. Andrew McCutchen had two hits yesterday for only his third multi-hit game over the L19 outings. The CF's slump has decimated Pittsburgh's offensive numbers. Today, James McDonald takes the mound. The LH sports a 7.29 ERA in eight starts since the All-Star break. Overall, Pitt averages a mere 3.80 RPG at home this season. The Cardinals are 5-1 their L6 games played at the Pirates, 5-1 their L6 games played vs. RH starters, and 6-1 in Westbrook's L7 overall starts. The Pirate's are 3-9 their L12 games played at home, 1-6 their L7 games played against RH starters, and 1-5 in McDonalds L6 overall starts. Take St. Louis. Thank you.

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