Joe D's First MLB Diamond Winner of the Season
Detroit vs. NY Yankees,
04/27/2012 19:05 EDT,
Score: 6 - 7
Money Line: +115 NY Yankees
Today's winner is New York over Detroit. This is my Diamond Play.
Detroit has lost 4 in a row and 6 of their L7 games played. The Tigers are averaging 4.5 RPG overall, but when they go on the road, their numbers are absolutely horrible, with an anemic 3.0 RPG when playing visitor. Fielder, Cabrera, and Boesch are the teams only consistent run producers which gives opposing pitchers the opportunity to work around the trio. Fielder is the only regular batter posting a BA of over .300. LF, Delmon Young is not expected to play today due to a recent legal issue. Justin Verlander is throwing. The RH has been his usual self with a 2-1 mark, boasting a 1.72 ERA. In his lifetime, Verlander is 5-3 with a 4.18 ERA vs. New York. The problem is that the Tigers lineup ranks in the bottom half in RPG, BA, OPS, and SBs. They face a Yankees team that ranks 3rd in RPG (5.56), BA (.279), OPS (.829), and 2nd in HRs (29). Captain, Derek Jeter is on-fire, hitting safely in fifteen straight games and achieving a BA of .420. The Bronx Bombers lineup possesses five batters who have already hit DDs in RBIs. The offense is getting contributions from the leadoff man to the number 9 batter. They send Ivan Nova to the mound today. The RH is 3-0 with a 3.79 ERA on the season. The Tigers are 17-38 their L55 games played at the Yankees, 0-4 in Verlanders L4 road starts against NY, and 2-5 their L7 games played against teams with a winning record. The Yankees are 40-18 their L58 games played at home, 20-7 in Novas L27 overall starts, and 76-37 their L113 games played vs. the AL Central. Take New York. Thank you.