0 Reply | 54 ViewsOn 06/06/2013 04:58 PM in Cappers
Money Line: -132 Oakland
We continued our probable pitching report streak to 5 wins in a row as we had another free MLB sports pick go into the victory column on Wednesday as the Braves won when Julio Teheran beat the Pirates. Thursday's schedule is an interesting one with 5 pitchers who are streaking north and 5 pitchers streaking south over their last three starts. Our free sports pick selection is on 1 of the 5 hot pitchers who is pitching for a team that just keeps winning.
Oakland A's (Dan Straily -122 1.5* FREE PLAY)
The A's are winners of 18 of their last 23 games and they send Dan Straily to the mound against a losing team in the White Sox which is even more amazing because the A's are 45-13 in their last 58 games vs. a losing team. Straily is 3-0 with a 0.68 WHIP and a 0.95 ERA over his last three starts combined. I do not see this slowing down against the White Sox who are 28th in OPS vs. RHP and scoring just 2.17 runs per 9 over their last 10 games vs. RHP. The White Sox are ranked 30th, 26th and 21st against Straily's three pitches while Straily is backed by an offense scoring 1.5 more runs per 9 vs. LHP compared to the Sox vs. RHP and their bullpen is over a 1 run better too. It's a complete mismatch and we have some value on our side at -122, but first let me get into who Straily will be facing.
Jose Quintana is a nice little lefty with some good speed, but often has control issues and I believe he will struggle against the A's who are ranked 3rd in OPS vs. LHP. They are also top 10 against all three of his pitches. Quintana only gave up 3 ER in Oakland's huge ball park in his last start, but he allowed 13 guys to reach base for a 2.44 WHIP which he won't be able to get away with for a second game in a row.
Notable Hot Starters:
Max Scherzer (2-1, 22 IP, 0.64 WHIP, 2.05 ERA)
Gio Gonzalez (1-2, 20 IP, 1.10 WHIP, 2.70 ERA)
Bud Norris (2-1, 19 IP, 1.32 WHIP, 0.95 ERA)
Notable Cold Starters:
Roberto Hernadez (2-1, 14.2 IP, 1.36 WHIP, 6.14 ERA)
John Lester (1-2, 19.1 IP, 1.60 WHIP, 6.05 ERA)
Mike Pelfrey (0-3, 13 IP, 1.77 WHIP, 6.92 ERA)
Wade Davis (1-2, 16.1 IP, 1.84 WHIP, 6.61 ERA)
Zach Greinke (1-2, 13.1 IP, 2.62 WHIP, 8.78 ERA)
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