Bet on the Mets Against The Struggling Aaron Harang on June 29th 2012
New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Prediction: New York Mets -137 (June 29th 2012)
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Doc’s Sports MLB FREE PLAY FOR FRIDAY JUNE 29th 2012: Take #963 New York Mets over LA Dodgers (10:10pm est): The Los Angeles Dodgers are a mess right now and that might be saying things nicely. The Dodgers are without their two best players and combine the fact that the rest of the team is struggling and you have a club with five straight losses and who is averaging just 1.5 runs per game in their last ten contests. They have dropped seven of their last eight games as an underdog and five straight to teams with losing road records. They go here with the struggling Aaron Harang in this one. Harang looks like he has lost his control of late as he has issued over 7.50 walks per nine innings in his last three contests.
To make things even tougher here for the Dodgers they must go up against the best pitcher in the game this season R.A. Dickey. To say Dickey has been awesome would be an understatement. He is allowing less than a runner on base per nine innings on the season and he has 74 strikeouts to just 9 walks in his last eight starts overall. He comes into this one off a bad start to the Yankees but there is no sign that Dickey (who is 11-1 this season) won’t have his usual dominant stuff here in this contest.
We are getting arguably the game’s best pitcher this season in R.A. Dickey, coming off a poor outing last time out against a team struggling as badly as the Dodgers are on offense and at a reasonable price here. To be able to beat a knuckleball pitcher you better be a professional hitter and the Dodgers may have the least amount of them in their lineup of any team at this time. Looks almost like free money here in this one. Take the New York Mets.