Joe D's MLB 27-13 AL EAST GAME OF THE WEEK
NY Yankees vs. Baltimore,
08/07/2019 19:05 EDT,
Score: 14 - 2
Point Spread: -1½/-157 NY Yankees
Take New York on the RUN LINE.
This is my AL EAST GOW.
4:05 pm pst.
There was some disappointment from both media and fans alike when the Yankees skipped over the trade deadline. Many were stunned because they are a contender and desperately need another pitcher. Those who were not stunned, were definitely shocked. It's uncharacteristic for New York not to be in the middle of a big name and a big money transaction. They have won seven in a row, with a 9.0 game lead in the AL East, come off a huge, four-game sweep of Boston, and go into Oriole Park where they have dominated Baltimore, with a 22-7 record the last 29 meetings at Camden Yards. New York has won 12 of 14 contests with Baltimore in 2019. The Bronx Bombers account for 6.46 RPG on the road and own a 41-14 record vs. AL East foes, while the O's are 18-34 the last 52 games played vs. the AL East. The Orioles are just 17-40 this season at home and are a laughable, 20-37 on the RL as a host, averaging a mere, 4.42 RPG in Baltimore. James Paxton takes the hill here. The LH has a 6-6 record with a 4.61 ERA, whiffing 123 batters in 95.2 IP and owns a 3-1 record with a 3.86 ERA in five career starts vs. the Orioles. John Means hasn't pitched since August 24th, when he was on the 10 day IL with a rotator cuff issue. The LH (8-6, 3.12 ERA) owns some poor numbers, getting shelled for 85 hits, 14 HR's, with 27 BB's, and only 78 K's in 98.0 IP. The 30-year old faced New York three times, all as a reliever, within seven days at the end of March into April. New York is 40-14 the last 54 games played vs. RH starters and 66-29 the last 95 games played overall. Baltimore is 18-43 the last 61 games played at home and 89-209 the last 298 games played overall. By the way, in those 12 wins NY took from Baltimore this season, they came by an average of 4.00 RPG. Take New York on the RUN LINE. Thank you.