Joe D's MLB 100% Grand Slam Winner
St. Louis vs. Pittsburgh,
04/20/2012 19:05 EDT,
Score: 4 - 1
Money Line: -134 St. Louis
Today's winner is St. Louis over Pittsburgh. This is my Grand Slam play.
St. Louis is red-hot, leading the NL Central at 9-4. They have won 4 of their L5 and boast an overall away mark of 5-2. The Card's lineup is posting 5.6 RPG and ranks in the Top 5 in every major offensive category. Six batters all have 12 or more hits. Today, Lance Lynn takes the bump. The RH is 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA. He faces a Pittsburgh team that is 30th in RPG (2.17), 29th in BA (.205), 30th in OPS (.540), and 29th in HRs with just 6 round-trippers. They have scored 3 or less runs in 7 of their L10 outings. Charlie Morton gets the start. The RH is 0-0 with a 5.40 ERA this season but has a career record of 2-5 with a 6.25 ERA vs. St. Louis. The Cardinals are 6-2 their L8 meetings over the Pirates, 36-15 their L51 games played vs. RH starters, and 36-16 their L52 games played overall. The Pirates are 6-20 their L26 games played following a win, 19-40 in Morton's L59 starts, and 23-48 their L71 games played overall. Take St. Louis. Thank you.