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On 05/12/2012 07:52 AM in MLB

Saturday's MLB Info

Saturday's Streaking and Slumping Starting Pitchers

Streaking

Ricky Nolasco, Miami Marlins (4-0, 2.72 ERA)

Nolasco held the Padres to two runs on five hits over seven innings to tie Dontrelle Willis for the franchise lead in victories with 68. Nolasco has worked at least seven innings in each of his last three starts and walked just a single better in each.

Brandon Beachy, Atlanta Braves (3-1, 1.62 ERA)

Beachy has been nothing short of dominant this season. He was cruising along before stumbling a bit in the seventh inning in a 7-2 win over Colorado. He gave up the two runs on four hits while also walking three. Beachy’s sporting a tidy 0.95 WHIP in 39 innings so far this season heading into a tough date with the Cardinals in St. Louis.

Slumping

Chris Volstad, Chicago Cubs (0-4, 6.55 ERA)

Volstad continues to get burned by one bad inning in his starts. In his last trip to the hill, he was looking good until he gave up three runs in the second inning – two of which came on a two-run double from pitcher Chris Capuano. Volstad hasn’t won since July 10 of last year and is working on a 6.88 ERA in his last three.

Luke Hochevar, Kansas City Royals (2-3, 9.00 ERA)

Hochevar couldn’t get out of the third inning against the Yankees, allowing seven hits and seven earned runs before getting the hook. He has now allowed at least seven runs in three of his first six starts and owns a fat 1.82 WHIP through 28 innings of work.

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marksmoneymakers Posts:14792 Followers:140
05/12/2012 08:42 AM

NY Mets at Miami

The Mets look to bounce back from last night's loss and build on their 6-1 record in R.J. Dickey's last 7 starts as an underdog of +110 to +150. New York is the pick (+120) according to Dunkel, which has the Mets favored by 1. Dunkel Pick: NY Mets (+120). Here are all of today's picks.



Game 951-952: Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee (1:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cubs (Volstad) 14.123; Milwaukee (Marcum) 15.654
Dunkel Line: Milwaukee by 1 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: Milwaukee (-180); 8
Dunkel Pick: Milwaukee (-180); Over

Game 953-954: NY Mets at Miami (1:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NY Mets (Dickey) 16.692; Miami (Nolasco) 15.901
Dunkel Line: NY Mets by 1; 7
Vegas Line: Miami (-140); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: NY Mets (+120); Under

Game 955-956: San Diego at Philadelphia (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Diego (Volquez) 14.146; Philadelphia (Halladay) 13.429
Dunkel Line: San Diego by 1/2; 5 1/2
Vegas Line: Philadelphia (-200); 6 1/2
Dunkel Pick: San Diego (+170); Under

Game 957-958: Houston at Pittsburgh (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Houston (Happ) 14.090; Pittsburgh (Morton) 15.837
Dunkel Line: Pittsburgh by 1 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: Pittsburgh (-130); 8
Dunkel Pick: Pittsburgh (-130); Over

Game 959-960: Washington at Cincinnati (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Washington (Zimmermann) 14.986; Cincinnati (Latos) 16.266
Dunkel Line: Cincinnati by 1 1/2; 6 1/2
Vegas Line: Cincinnati (-120); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Cincinnati (-120); Under

Game 961-962: Atlanta at St. Louis (7:15 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Atlanta (Beachy) 17.022; St. Louis (Wainwright) 16.274
Dunkel Line: Atlanta by 1; 8
Vegas Line: St. Louis (-120); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Atlanta (+100); Over

Game 963-964: San Francisco at Arizona (8:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Francisco (Cain) 14.534; Arizona (Cahill) 13.265
Dunkel Line: San Francisco by 1 1/2; 7
Vegas Line: Arizona (-110); 8
Dunkel Pick: San Francisco (-110); Under

Game 965-966: Colorado at LA Dodgers (9:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Colorado (Nicasio) 14.144; LA Dodgers (Harang) 15.899
Dunkel Line: LA Dodgers by 1 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: LA Dodgers (-130); 8
Dunkel Pick: LA Dodgers (-130); Over

Game 967-968: LA Angels at Texas (1:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Angels (Wilson) 16.073; Texas (Harrison) 15.650
Dunkel Line: LA Angels by 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: Texas (-165); 9 1/2
Dunkel Pick: LA Angels (+145); Under

Game 969-970: Seattle at NY Yankees (4:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Seattle (Noesi) 14.713; NY Yankees (Hughes) 15.813
Dunkel Line: NY Yankees by 1; 11
Vegas Line: NY Yankees (-180); 10
Dunkel Pick: NY Yankees (-180); Over

Game 971-972: Tampa Bay at Baltimore (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Tampa Bay (Moore) 16.497; Baltimore (Matusz) 14.864
Dunkel Line: Tampa Bay by 1 1/2; 8 1/2
Vegas Line: Tampa Bay (-120); 9 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Tampa Bay (-120); Under

Game 973-974: Toronto at Minnesota (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Toronto (Hutchison) 14.698; Minnesota (Walters) 14.907
Dunkel Line: Minnesota by 1/2; 10
Vegas Line: Toronto (-125); 9 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Minnesota (+105); Over

Game 975-976: Kansas City at Chicago White Sox (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Kansas City (Hochevar) 14.856; White Sox (Sale) 14.322
Dunkel Line: Kansas City by 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: Chicago White Sox (-125); 9
Dunkel Pick: Kansas City (+105); Under

Game 977-978: Cleveland at Boston (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cleveland (Tomlin) 13.788; Boston (Doubront) 15.102
Dunkel Line: Boston by 1 1/2; 10
Vegas Line: Boston (-135); 9 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Boston (-135); Over

Game 979-980: Detroit at Oakland (8:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Detroit (Fister) 16.339; Oakland (McCarthy) 15.104
Dunkel Line: Detroit by 1 1/2; 7 1/2
Vegas Line: Detroit (-130); 7
Dunkel Pick: Detroit (-130); Over

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