Joe D'Amico's MLB 34-12 Grand Slam Play
Pittsburgh vs. St. Louis,
10/03/2013 17:07 EDT,
Score: 1 - 9
Money Line: -144 St. Louis
Today's winner is St. Louis over Pittsburgh . This is my Grand Slam play.
St. Louis is the highest scoring team in the NL. The Cardinals come into this game winning six in a row and allowing only 6 total runs in those contests. In their active lineup, St. Louis has an explosive unit that consists of six sluggers each with over 121 hits and 60 or more RBIs. They did take the L4 over Pittsburgh, including a 3-game sweep in September. Adam Wainwright takes the mound. The RH won his L4 outings and finished the season at 19-9, with an ERA of 2.94, leading the NL in complete games and tied for the most victories. Pitt fought to get to the post-season but still has the 20th ranked scoring team at 3.91 RPG and the 22nd ranked team in BA at .245. Andrew McCutchen is the only consistent batter in the lineup. The bulk of the offense has 5 hitters combining for 618 Ks. AJ Burnett gets the nod. The RH is 10-11 on the season and was shellacked for 10 runs in 7 1/2 IP in two late-season starts vs. the Cards. The Pirates are 0-4 their L4 games played at the Cardinals and 6-14 in Burnett's L20 road starts. The Cardinals are 36-15 their L51 games played at home and 35-17 in Wainwright's L52 starts as a favorite. Take St. Louis. Thank you.