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On 06/13/2013 08:08 AM in MLB

Some Thursday MLB Helpful Information

Thursday's streaking and slumping starting pitchers

A relatively quiet day around major league parks Thursday, but still an opportunity to look at a pair of streaking pitchers and a pair of slumping hurlers.

Streaking

Adam Wainwright, St. Louis Cardinals (9-3, 2.34 ERA)

Wainwright is one of the best starters in the National League and has won his last four starts and five of his last six. He's involved in a marquee matchup Thursday afternoon as the Cards are in New York to face the Mets. Matt Harvey gets the ball for the Mets.

Cliff Lee, Philadelphia Phillies (7-2, 2.55 ERA)

The Phillies lefty has been on fire since early May and has recorded six wins in his last eight starts. His ERA over those last eight appearances is a sparkling 1.84.

Slumping

Hiroki Kuroda, New York Yankees (6-5, 2.84 ERA)

The Yankees started the season winning seven of Kuroda's first nine starts. Since then, they've lost his last four starts. Kuroda has an ERA of 5.23 in those starts.

Ervin Santana, Kansas City Royals (4-5, 2.99 ERA)

Santana started the season in stellar fashion, but he has slowed down recently. The Royals are 1-6 in his last seven starts and they have scored four or more runs in just two of those outings.

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06/13/2013 08:09 AM

Mighty Quinn

Mighty missed with the Orioles Wednesday.

Thursday it’s the A’s. The deficit is 621 sirignanos.

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06/13/2013 08:09 AM

MLB

Hot pitchers
-- Wainwright is 4-0, 1.99 in his last four starts. Harvey is 0-0, 2.70 in his last three starts; he has one win in last nine starts.
-- Latos is 2-0, 2.33 in his last three starts.

-- Lee is 5-0, 1.84 in his last seven starts.

-- Parker is 3-0, 2.21 in his last three starts.
-- Doubront is 2-0, 2.13 in his last couple starts.
-- Santana is 1-0, 1.93 in his last two starts. Rays won five of Hellickson's last six starts (1-0, 2.45 in last two).
-- Darvish is 0-1, 2.60 in his last four starts. Rogers allowed one run in two starts, but lasted total of 7.1 IP in the two games.


Cold pitchers
-- Samardzija is 0-1, 5.11 in his last two starts.
-- Francis is 1-2, 5.21 in his last four starts. Detwiler is 1-4, 4.56 in his last five outings.
-- Cain has a 4.88 RA in his last five starts. Morton is 23-45, 5.06 in 88 career starts; he was 2-6, 4.65 in his nine starts LY. He is 1-2, 3.32 in nine minor league starts this year.

-- Correia is 1-2, 5.40 in his last five starts.

-- Kuroda is 0-3, 5.23 in his last four starts.
-- Gausman is 0-3, 8.84 in four starts this season.


Starting Pitchers/First Inning
You can wager on whether teams will score in first inning. Below is how often a starting pitcher has allowed 1+ runs in first inning in one of his starts........
-- Wainwright 3-13; Harvey 3-13
-- Latos 4-13; Samardzija 5-13
-- Detwiler 4-8 (4 of last 4); Francis 4-9
-- Cain 4-13; Morton 0-0

-- Lee 1-13; Correia 4-12

-- Kuroda 5-13; Parker 4-13
-- Doubront 2-10; Gausman 2-4
-- Santana 7-13; Hellickson 7-13 (0 of last 3)
-- Rogers 1-2; Darvish 5-12


Totals
-- Seven of last nine St Louis games went over the total.
-- Six of last eight Cincinnati games went over the total.
-- Six of last eight Colorado games went over the total.
-- Six of last nine Pittsburgh games went over the total.

-- Six of last eight Minnesota games stayed under total.

-- Nine of last twelve Oakland games stayed under total.
-- Six of last seven Red Sox games went over the total.
-- 11 of last 13 Kansas City games stayed under total.
-- Nine of last twelve Texas games stayed under the total; last three Toronto games went over the total.


Hot teams
-- Cardinals won four of their last six games.
-- Reds won 15 of their last 20 road games.
-- Colorado won seven of its last eleven games.
-- Pirates won four of their last five games.

-- Twins won six of their last seven home games.

-- Oakland won its last nine home games.
-- Orioles won eight of their last ten home games. Boston won 13 of its last 19 games overall.
-- Royals won seven of their last eight games.
-- Blue Jays won four of their last five games.

Cold teams
-- Mets lost seven of their last eight games.
-- Cubs lost eight of their last ten games.
-- Washington lost nine of its last twelve road games.
-- Giants lost 12 of their last 16 road games.

-- Phillies lost their last five games, allowing 25 runs.

-- Bronx lost three of its last five games.
-- Tampa Bay lost three of its last four games.
-- Texas lost five of its last seven games.

Umpires
-- StL-NY-- Home team won last eleven Conroy games.
-- SF-Pitt-- Four of last five McClelland games went over.
-- Cin-Chi-- Favorites won seven of last nine Carlson games.
-- Wsh-Colo-- Home side won eleven of last thirteen Hoye games.

-- Phil-Min-- Four of last five Dreckman games stayed under.

-- NY-A's-- Favorites won last five Bucknor games.

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06/13/2013 08:09 AM

Today's MLB Picks
San Francisco at Pittsburgh

The Giants look to bounce back from yesterday's 12-8 loss and build on their 5-0 record in Matt Cain's last 5 starts after giving up 5 runs or more in their previous game. San Francisco is the pick (-120) according to Dunkel, which has the Giants favored by 1. Dunkel Pick: San Francisco (-120). Here are all of today's picks.

THURSDAY, JUNE 13
Time Posted: 6:00 a.m. EST

Game 951-952: St. Louis at NY Mets (1:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: St. Louis (Wainwright) 14.357; NY Mets (Harvey) 15.409
Dunkel Line: NY Mets by 1; 7
Vegas Line: St. Louis (-135); 6 1/2
Dunkel Pick: NY Mets (+115); Over

Game 953-954: Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs (2:20 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cincinnati (Latos) 15.495; Cubs (Samardzija) 13.753
Dunkel Line: Cincinnati by 1 1/2; 6
Vegas Line: Cincinnati (-125); No Run Total
Dunkel Pick: Cincinnati (-125); N/A

Game 955-956: Washington at Colorado (3:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Washington (Detwiler) 15.269; Colorado (Francis) 16.660
Dunkel Line: Colorado by 1 1/2; 10
Vegas Line: Colorado (-135); 11
Dunkel Pick: Colorado (-135); Under

Game 957-958: San Francisco at Pittsburgh (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Francisco (Cain) 15.928; Pittsburgh (Morton) 14.939
Dunkel Line: San Francisco by 1; 6
Vegas Line: San Francisco (-120); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: San Francisco (-120); Under

Game 959-960: NY Yankees at Oakland (3:35 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NY Yankees (Kuroda) 14.425; Oakland (Parker) 16.073
Dunkel Line: Oakland by 1 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: Oakland (-115); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Oakland (-115); Over

Game 961-962: Boston at Baltimore (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Boston (Doubront) 16.556; Baltimore (Gausman) 15.086
Dunkel Line: Boston by 1 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: Boston (-115); 9 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Boston (-115); Under

Game 963-964: Kansas City at Tampa Bay (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Kansas City (Santana) 17.358; Tampa Bay (Hellickson) 16.180
Dunkel Line: Kansas City by 1; 9
Vegas Line: Tampa Bay (-140); 8
Dunkel Pick: Kansas City (+120); Over

Game 965-966: Toronto at Texas (8:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Toronto (Rogers) 14.435; Texas (Darvish) 15.767
Dunkel Line: Texas by 1 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: Texas (-215); 9
Dunkel Pick: Texas (-215); Under

Game 967-968: Philadelphia at Minnesota (8:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Philadelphia (Lee) 14.840; Minnesota (Correia) 13.126
Dunkel Line: Philadelphia by 1 1/2; 6
Vegas Line: Philadelphia (-140); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Philadelphia (-140); Under

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06/13/2013 08:10 AM

Free Selection from Arthur Ralph Sports

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Free winner Thurs Tampa Bay -135

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06/13/2013 08:10 AM

Joe Wiz

Free Play Thursday Tampa/Kansas City Under 9

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06/13/2013 08:10 AM

Baseball Crusher

St. Louis Cardinals -120 over NY Mets

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06/13/2013 08:11 AM

Hondo

St. Louis Cardinals
San Francisco Giants

"Hondo suffered a painful double-flusher yesterday when, having already lost with the Orioles, Valverde and the Tigers were unable to bring home a “W” with a 2-0 lead and two outs in the ninth. Thus, the accounts payable ballooned to 385 schoendiensts.
Today, Mr. Aitch expects Wainwright’s stuff to be good enough to muzzle the Metamucils. Tonight, he will give Cain an opportunity to reenter the stable of stalwarts and stiffs — 10 units on the Giants."

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06/13/2013 10:04 AM

MATT FARGO COMP

We lost a tough one on the Cubs yesterday as they carried a 1-0 lead into the sixth inning before giving up a run in the sixth and seventh to lose by a run. I will be backing them again today however in a smaller spot but one that still presents tremendous value in a contrarian way. Chicago has lost the first two games of this series and going back further, it has lost 12 straight meetings at home against the Reds. The Cubs hope to turn that around with Jeff Samardzija who is having a very solid season but does not have the wins to show for it. He has been the epitome of a tough luck pitcher as he has a 3.18 ERA and 1.13 WHIP through 13 starts but the Cubs are just 4-9 in those games while personally, he is 3-7. He is coming off a non-quality start last time out but in his previous four non-quality outings this season, he has followed it up with a quality performance in his next start. He has faced Cincinnati twice this season and despite not winning either, he has a 1.50 ERA, allowing one run in six innings in each start. The Reds have won 12 straight games at Wrigley Field as mentioned and they should feel good about extending that with Mat Latos on the hill as he has yet to lose a decision this season, going a perfect 6-0. He has been the opposite of tough luck as despite a higher WHIP and just a slightly lower ERA than Samardzija, the Reds are 10-3 in his 13 starts. I expect all of this to come to an end today as Chicago finally breaks out of this skid against the Reds. Play (954) Chicago Cubs

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06/13/2013 10:04 AM

ROB VINCILETTI

On Thursday the free MLB Totals System Play is on the Cubs Rotation number 954 at 2:20 eastern. This game fits a system that has won 12 of 15 times playing on home dogs like the Cubs We want to play against road favorites like the Reds that are off a road favored win and scored 2 or less runs on 5 or more hits, vs an opponent like the Cubs that are off a home dog loss and scored 2 or less runs on 4 or less hits. The Reds are 3-9 on the road after scoring 2 or less on the road this year. The Cubs J. Samardjiza has a 3.18 era and 2.55 in his career vs the Reds. He also has the highest overall velocity on his fastball for starting pitchers this season narrowly topping Mets Right phenom Matt Harvey for that distinction. Look for the Cubs to take the finale behind their ace today.