WHO'S HOT AND WHO'S NOT
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Vance Worely, Philadelphia Phillies (10-1, 2.85 ERA)
The Phillies have won each of Worely’s last 12 starts including a 6-4 decision over Cincinnati the last time he toed the rubber. The rookie wasn’t at his best, allowing four runs on eight hits over six innings, though he did strike out seven.
"It's kind of weird," Worley told reporters recently. "I didn't know I'd be doing what I was doing. I thought I'd just be up for a cup of coffee this year."
Ted Lilly, Los Angeles Dodgers (9-13, 4.39 ERA)
Lilly has finally put it together, posting a 2.35 ERA during August. Still, the Dodgers won just two of his six starts during the month. The last time he took the hill he gave up just two runs over 5 2/3 innings in a 4-2 win over San Diego, though he did struggle a bit with four walks.
"Today was one of those days where Rod [Barajas] did the best with what he had as far as working with me," Lilly said. "It makes it tough on what fingers to put down."
Brett Myers, Houston Astros (3-13, 4.81 ERA)
Myers hasn’t won a game in three months, but is hoping a little time off helped him get back on track. He missed his last start to attend the birth of his fourth child, but heads into this game with a 0-7 record with a 4.87 ERA since the middle of June.
"You can only control what you can control," Myers said. "I'm going to go out there and keep trying to give us the best chance to win. If the wins are there, that would be great. If not, there's nothing I can do about that."
Phil Hughes, New York Yankees (4-5, 6.75 ERA)
Hughes gets another shot to hold onto his spot in the rotation, but he’ll have to pull it together in a hurry. He has allowed six runs in each of his last two starts and has 37 strikeouts and 20 walks in 60 innings of work so far this season. His WHIP is sitting at 1.55.