Joe D's MLB 73.3% DIAMOND PLAY
Seattle vs. Minnesota,
06/12/2019 20:10 EDT,
Score: 9 - 6
Point Spread: -1½/-117 Minnesota
Take Minnesota on the RUN LINE.
This is my DIAMOND PLAY.
5:10 pm pst.
Minnesota has widened the gap to 10.5 games between themselves and the rest of the Al Central. They sport the AL's best record at 44-21. They, along with the Astros and Dodgers, are the only teams in baseball that have just single-digit losses at home (20-9). The offense ranks 1st in RPG (5.97), Team BA (.274), and in HR's (127). The key to their success is that they are the healthiest squad in the Majors. The Twins don't have a single position player or starting pitcher on the injured list. They have taken four of five meetings over the Mariners this season, by a combined score of 42-16, in the four victories. Jose Berrios takes the hill here. The RH is 8-2 with a 3.14 ERA on the campaign and hasn't suffered a loss in a month. Seattle dwells in the AL West cellar, 19.0 GB, at 28-42. The big question is how can a team that ranks 10th in scoring (5.14 RPG) be doing this poorly? The answer is... pitching. They rank 29th with a Team ERA of 5.31. It also doesn't help their case that they are leading the Majors with 71 errors. If you do the math, that's just over one boner per game. They send Tommy Milone to the bump. The LH, who is making just his fourth start of the season, is 1-1 with a 3.10 mark. Milone, who made his Major League debut in 2011, is in his first season with the Mariners, which are his seventh team (twice with the Nationals), hasn't had an ERA under 5.71 for a season since 2015. Seattle is 4-19 the last 23 on the road, 2-9 the last 11 vs. the AL Central, and 15-40 the last 55 overall. Minnesota is 50-21 the last 71 at home, 9-1 the last 10 vs. the AL West, and 50-21 the last 71 overall. Take the Twins on the RUN LINE. Thank you.