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On 04/28/2012 08:44 AM in MLB

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Saturday's Streaking & Slumping Starting Pitchers

"Streaking"

Kyle Lohse, St. Louis Cardinals - 3-0, 0.99 ERA

Lohse hasn’t topped the 100-pitch plateau through four starts this season and has allowed only three total runs on 16 hits. His control has been fantastic, walking just two batters so far. He would be heading into this start 4-0 if it weren’t for a blown save.

Jake Peavy, Chicago White Sox – 3-0, 1.88 ERA

It looks like Peavy’s shoulder is just fine following a long stint of rehab. After struggling last season and suffering the shoulder injury in July, the veteran fired his 10th career complete game in shutting out Oakland 4-0 Monday. He gave up just three hits while striking out five. He has struck out at least five in all four of his starts this year, limiting opposing batters to a .172 average.

"Slumping"

Erik Bedard, Pittsburgh Pirates – 0-4, 2.63 ERA

Bedard is still looking for his first win in a Pirates uniform, but he is hardly to blame for his 0-4 start. He has allowed seven runs total so far and just one homer. The problem is Pittsburgh has scored just three times with the lefty on the bump. He has 17 strikeouts compared to 10 walks in 24 innings of work.

Freddy Garcia, New York Yankees – 0-1, 9.75 ERA

Garcia lasted just 1 2/3 innings in his last outing as the Boston Red Sox spanked him for seven hits and five runs. The veteran righty threw 5 2/3 innings in his start before that, but still gave up five runs and nine hits in a 7-3 loss to Minnesota.

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marksmoneymakers Posts:14896 Followers:140
04/28/2012 08:45 AM


Hot pitchers
-- Lohse is 3-0, 0.99 in four starts this season. Estrada allowed one run in five IP in his first '12 start.
-- Cueto is 2-0, 2.13 in four starts this season.
-- Bedard has a 3.00 RA in four starts but is 0-4 because Pirates scored a total of three runs in the four games.
-- Kennedy is 3-0, 3.86 in four starts this season. ASanchez is 1-0, 3.26 in three starts this season.
-- Strasburg is 2-0, 1.08 in four starts this season.
-- Bass has a 2.94 RA in three starts this season.

-- Haren has a 1.93 RA in his last two starts, but Angels are 0-4 in his starts, with bullpen losing three of the four games. Gomez is 1-0, 2.46 in two starts this season, but lasted total of just 7.1 IP in the two starts (ejected in one).
-- Smyly has a 1.69 RA in three starts for Detroit.
-- Ross is 1-0, 2.19 in two starts this season. WChen is 1-0, 2.31 in his last couple starts.
-- Peavy is 3-0, 1.19 in his last three starts.
-- Lewis is 2-0, 2.02 in four starts this season.

Cold pitchers
-- Harrell is 0-1, 5.74 in his last three starts.
-- Blanton is 0-2, 8.18 in his last couple starts. Wells allowed two runs in five IP in his first '12 start.
-- Delgado has a 5.74 RA in three starts this season.
-- Gee is 1-2, 5.68 in three starts this season. Guthrie allowed 12 runs in 10.1 IP in two home starts.
-- Billingsley is 0-1, 10.24 in his last couple starts.
-- Lincecum is 1-2, 8.20 in four starts this season.

-- FGarcia is 0-1, 10.50 in three starts this season.
-- Morrow is 1-1, 5.14 in his last three starts. Millwood is 0-1, 11.58 in his last couple starts.
-- BChen is 0-2, 3.79 in his last three starts. Marquis has a 7.15 RA in his first two starts for Minnesota.
-- Lester is 0-1, 9.00 in his last couple starts.
-- Niemann is 1-2, 5.87 in three starts this season.

Hot teams
-- Braves won 13 of their last 17 games. Pittsburgh is 3-2 in second game of series if they lose the opener.
-- Cardinals won five of their last six home games.
-- Mets won three of their last four games. Colorado won five of its last seven home games.
-- Nationals won four of their last six games.
-- Giants won six of their last nine games.

-- Royals won their last three games, scoring 19 runs.
-- Bronx won three of their last four home games.
-- Indians won nine of their last thirteen games.
-- Mariners won last four games, scoring 30 runs.
-- Orioles/A's both won four of their last five games.
-- Texas won 11 of its last 14 games. Rays won their last six games, allowing 12 runs.
-- Red Sox won their last five games, scoring 44 runs.

Cold teams
-- Cubs lost five of their last six road games. Phillies lost three of last four at home.
-- Marlins lost their last six games, scoring seven runs. Arizona lost seven of its last ten games.
-- Cincinnati is 0-3 in second game of series if it lost the opener. Astros lost six of their last nine road games.
-- Brewers lost last five road games, allowing 40 runs.
-- Dodgers lost three of their last five games.
-- Padres lost five of their seven road games.

-- Detroit lost seven of its last eight games.
-- Toronto lost its last four games, scoring eight runs.
-- Angels lost eight of their last nine road games.
-- White Sox lost six of their last seven home games.
-- Minnesota lost its last six games, allowing 41 runs.

Totals
-- Over is 4-2-1 in Cubs' road games this season.
-- Six of last eight Arizona games went over the total.
-- Seven of last nine Cincinnati games went over the total.
-- Under is 15-3-1 in Pirate games, 3-6-1 in last ten Atlanta games.
-- Five of last six Milwaukee games went over the total.
-- Under is 7-4 in Colorado's last eleven games.
-- Seven of last nine Dodger games stayed under the total.
-- Under is 4-2-1 in San Francisco's home games.

-- Under is 10-5-2 in last seventeen Detroit games.
-- Over is 4-0-1 in Seattle's last five games.
-- Eight of last nine Cleveland games stayed under the total.
-- Seven of last eight Baltimore home games stayed under total.
-- Seven of last eight Tampa Bay road games went over total.
-- Six of last seven Boston road games went over the total.
-- Under is 7-3-1 in last eleven Kansas City games.

Umpires
-- Mil-StL-- Under is 15-10 in last 25 Barksdale games.
-- Hst-Cin-- Underdogs won last four McClelland games.
-- Chi-Phil-- Since start of 2010, under is 41-28 in Iassogna games.
-- Pitt-Atl-- Three of last four Danley games stayed under.
-- Az-Mia-- Three of four Hoye games stayed under, with underdogs winning the last three.
-- NY-Col-- Road team won all three LBarrett games this year.
-- SD-SF-- Home team is 5-0 this season with Tschida behind plate.
-- Wsh-LA-- Over is 18-15-1 in last 34 Carlson games.

-- LA-Clev-- Home side is 22-15 in last 37 Culbreth games.
-- KC-Min-- Underdogs won last four Gorman games.
-- Det-NY-- Favorites won all three Fletcher games this season.
-- Sea-Tor-- Home side won seven of last ten Gonzalez games.
-- A's-Balt-- Four of five Cooper games stayed under the total.
-- Bos-Chi-- Home side won three of four Reyburn games this year.
-- TB-Tex-- Road team won all three Wendelstedt games this year

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marksmoneymakers Posts:14896 Followers:140
04/28/2012 08:46 AM

DUNKEL RATINGS

Today's MLB Picks

Washington at LA Dodgers

The Nationals look to build on their 6-0 record in Stephen Strasburg's last 6 road starts. Washington is the pick (-115) according to Dunkel, which has the Nationals favored by 1 1/2. Dunkel Pick: Washington (-115). Here are all of today's picks.

Game 951-952: Milwaukee at St. Louis (1:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Milwaukee (Estrada) 14.529; St. Louis (Lohse) 16.252
Dunkel Line: St. Louis by 1 1/2; 6 1/2
Vegas Line: St. Louis (-145); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: St. Louis (-145); Under

Game 953-954: Houston at Cincinnati (4:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Houston (Harrell) 15.473; Cincinnati (Cueto) 15.146
Dunkel Line: Houston by 1/2; 7
Vegas Line: Cincinnati (-200); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Houston (+170); Under

Game 955-956: Chicago Cubs at Philadelphia (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cubs (Wells) 15.257; Philadelphia (Blanton) 14.461
Dunkel Line: Chicago Cubs by 1; 9 1/2
Vegas Line: Philadelphia (-145); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Chicago Cubs (+125); Over

Game 957-958: Pittsburgh at Atlanta (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Pittsburgh (Bedard) 15.083; Atlanta (Delgado) 16.420
Dunkel Line: Atlanta by 1 1/2; 7
Vegas Line: Atlanta (-145); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Atlanta (-145); Under

Game 959-960: Arizona at Miami (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Arizona (Kennedy) 14.474; Miami (Sanchez) 13.015
Dunkel Line: Arizona by 1 1/2; 6 1/2
Vegas Line: Miami (-130); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Arizona (+110); Under

Game 961-962: NY Mets at Colorado (8:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NY Mets (Gee) 13.986; Colorado (Moscoso) 15.165
Dunkel Line: Colorado by 1; 10 1/2
Vegas Line: Colorado (-140); 9 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Colorado (-140); Over

Game 963-964: San Diego at San Francisco (9:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Diego (Bass) 15.108; San Francisco (Lincecum) 14.707
Dunkel Line: San Diego by 1/2; 6
Vegas Line: San Francisco (-175); 6 1/2
Dunkel Pick: San Diego (+155); Under

Game 965-966: Washington at LA Dodgers (9:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Washington (Strasburg) 16.448; LA Dodgers (Billingsley) 14.738
Dunkel Line: Washington by 1 1/2; 5
Vegas Line: Washington (-115); 6
Dunkel Pick: Washington (-115); Under

Game 967-968: LA Angels at Cleveland (1:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Angels (Haren) 14.476; Cleveland (Gomez) 14.736
Dunkel Line: Cleveland by 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: LA Angels (-130); 8
Dunkel Pick: Cleveland (+110); Over

Game 969-970: Kansas City at Minnesota (1:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Kansas City (Chen) 14.894; Minnesota (Marquis) 13.754
Dunkel Line: Kansas City by 1; 9 1/2
Vegas Line: Kansas City (-115); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Kansas City (-115); Over

Game 971-972: Detroit at NY Yankees (4:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Detroit (Smyly) 14.646; NY Yankees (Garcia) 16.228
Dunkel Line: NY Yankees by 1 1/2; 10
Vegas Line: NY Yankees (-125); 10 1/2
Dunkel Pick: NY Yankees (-125); Under

Game 973-974: Seattle at Toronto (4:07 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Seattle (Millwood) 16.004; Toronto (Morrow) 14.417
Dunkel Line: Seattle by 1 1/2; 9 1/2
Vegas Line: Toronto (-180); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Seattle (+160); Over

Game 975-976: Oakland at Baltimore (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Oakland (Ross) 15.006; Baltimore (Chen) 16.032
Dunkel Line: Baltimore by 1; 9
Vegas Line: Baltimore (-145); 8
Dunkel Pick: Baltimore (-145); Under

Game 977-978: Boston at Chicago White Sox (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Boston (Lester) 16.212; White Sox (Peavy) 14.704
Dunkel Line: Boston by 1 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: Chicago White Sox (-115); 8
Dunkel Pick: Boston (-105); Over

Game 979-980: Tampa Bay at Texas (8:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Tampa Bay (Niemann) 16.111; Texas (Lewis) 17.585
Dunkel Line: Texas by 1 1/2; 10
Vegas Line: Texas (-155); 9 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Texas (-155); Over

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