Some Thursday helpful MLB Info
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Jake Westbrook, St. Louis Cardinals (3-1, 1.30 ERA)
Westbrook has thrown at least 6 2/3 innings in each of his four starts and has his sinker in top form. The 6-foot-3 righty has just 15 strikeouts in 27 2/3 innings of work, but is pounding the bottom half of the strike zone. ''He's on a roll,'' Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke said of Westbrook after he paced St. Louis to a 13-1 victory in his last outing. ''He's throwing the ball down in the zone real well. He gets ground balls when he needs to.''
Ian Kennedy, Arizona Diamondbacks (3-0, 3.38 ERA)
Kennedy has struck out at least five batters in his last four starts and has worked at least six innings in each of his five starts this season. However, he isn’t happy with his stuff at all. After picking up a no-decision in a loss to Miami he said it “was a battle trying to throw strikes. I don't know. I wasn't very efficient pitches-wise.” He has walked eight batters in 32 innings this year.
Randall Delgado, Atlanta Braves (2-2, 6.30 ERA)
The 22-year-old showed glimpses of promise in winning his first two starts of the year, but has struggled since. Randall has allowed nine earned runs in 9 2/3 innings over his latest two outings and walked seven batters during that span. He averaged 22.6 pitches per inning in last week’s loss to Pittsburgh.
John Danks, Chicago White Sox (2-3, 6.23 ERA)
Danks is coming off a terrible effort against the BoSox, allowing seven earned runs in 5 2/3 innings, walking four and giving up a homer. Control is the major issue as he’s walked 15 in 30.1 innings pitched this year. The White Sox have his record, averaging 4.8 runs in his starts.