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On 05/19/2012 10:16 AM in MLB

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Saturday's streaking and slumping starting pitchers

Streaking

Joe Blanton, Philadelphia Phillies (4-3, 2.96 ERA)

Blanton has won three of his last four trips to the mound and is coming off a win over Houston that saw him go seven innings, allowing just a solo homer while striking out seven. He walked only one after issuing three free passes to first in his start before that. Control normally isn’t much of a problem for him, with only seven walks on his resume this season.

Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers (3-1, 2.22 ERA)

After giving up five earned runs and three homers in a loss at Colorado earlier this month, Kershaw seems to be back on track. He has allowed only nine hits and two earned runs in 15 innings of work since then, striking out 13 batters. The lefty fired seven shutout innings in a 3-1 win over Arizona earlier this week, but wasn’t pleased about allowing three walks.

Slumping

Dan Haren, Los Angeles Angels (1-4, 4.41 ERA)

Haren has lost three straight starts and is having some control problems. He walked four batters and gave up four runs in six innings during a 5-0 loss to the A’s in his last outing. His velocity has been down all season and he has allowed a homer in each of his last three starts. Haren ranks last in the bigs having lost 10.24 units for his supporters this season.

John Danks, Chicago White Sox (2-4, 6.46 ERA)

Danks’ tough season got even worse the last time he toed the rubber. He lasted a season-low three innings, yielding five runs on nine hits while walking three in
a no-decision against Detroit. The veteran has only two strikeouts in his last three starts and has 26 punch-outs compared to 22 walks in 47 1/3 innings this year.

marksmoneymakers Posts:10381 Followers:137
05/19/2012 10:18 AM

Today's MLB Picks
Miami at Cleveland

The Indians look to bounce back from yesterday's 3-2 loss and build on their 9-3 record in Jeanmar Gomez' last 12 home starts. Cleveland is the pick (-110) according to Dunkel, which has the Indians favored by 1. Dunkel Pick: Cleveland (-110). Here are all of today's picks.


Game 901-902: St. Louis at LA Dodgers (10:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: St. Louis (Westbrook) 15.945; LA Dodgers (Kershaw) 14.421
Dunkel Line: St. Louis by 1 1/2; 7
Vegas Line: LA Dodgers (-150); 6
Dunkel Pick: St. Louis (+130); Over

Game 903-904: Cincinnati at NY Yankees (1:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cincinnati (Bailey) 14.812; NY Yankees (Nova) 15.141
Dunkel Line: NY Yankees by 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: NY Yankees (-160); 9 1/2
Dunkel Pick: NY Yankees (-160); Under

Game 905-906: NY Mets at Toronto (1:07 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NY Mets (Batista) 16.028; Toronto (Morrow) 15.287
Dunkel Line: NY Mets by 1; 9
Vegas Line: Toronto (-210); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: NY Mets (+180); Over

Game 907-908: Oakland at San Francisco (4:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Oakland (Ross) 14.197; San Francisco (Vogelsong) 15.928
Dunkel Line: San Francisco by 1 1/2; 6 1/2
Vegas Line: San Francisco (-135); 7
Dunkel Pick: San Francisco (-135); Under

Game 909-910: Pittsburgh at Detroit (4:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Pittsburgh (Burnett) 14.436; Detroit (Smyly) 15.102
Dunkel Line: Detroit by 1/2; 9 1/2
Vegas Line: Detroit (-160); 8
Dunkel Pick: Detroit (-160); Over

Game 911-912: Miami at Cleveland (4:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Miami (Sanchez) 15.054; Cleveland (Gomez) 16.050
Dunkel Line: Cleveland by 1; 6
Vegas Line: Cleveland (-110); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Cleveland (-110); Under

Game 913-914: Minnesota at Milwaukee (4:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Minnesota (Pavano) 14.083; Milwaukee (Gallardo) 14.684
Dunkel Line: Milwaukee by 1/2; 7 1/2
Vegas Line: Milwaukee (-170); 8
Dunkel Pick: Milwaukee (-170); Under

Game 915-916: Seattle at Colorado (4:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Seattle (Vargas) 14.538; Colorado (Friedrich) 13.519
Dunkel Line: Seattle by 1; 8
Vegas Line: Colorado (-150); 9
Dunkel Pick: Seattle (+130); Under

Game 917-918: Atlanta at Tampa Bay (4:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Atlanta (Delgado) 15.847; Tampa Bay (Cobb) 16.735
Dunkel Line: Tampa Bay by 1; 9
Vegas Line: Tampa Bay (-110); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Tampa Bay (-110); Over

Game 919-920: Texas at Houston (7:15 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Texas (Holland) 15.209; Houston (Harrell) 15.824
Dunkel Line: Houston by 1/2; 7 1/2
Vegas Line: Texas (-180); 9
Dunkel Pick: Houston (+160); Under

Game 921-922: Baltimore at Washington (7:15 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Baltimore (Hammel) 15.342; Washington (Detwiler) 15.860
Dunkel Line: Washington by 1 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: Washington (-110); 7
Dunkel Pick: Washington (-110); Over

Game 923-924: Boston at Philadelphia (7:15 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Boston (Lester) 16.012; Philadelphia (Blanton) 16.944
Dunkel Line: Philadelphia by 1; 8
Vegas Line: Boston (-115); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Philadelphia (-105); Over

Game 925-926: Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs (7:15 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: White Sox (Danks) 14.292; Cubs (Dempster) 15.456
Dunkel Line: Chicago Cubs by 1; 7
Vegas Line: Chicago Cubs (-140); No Run Total
Dunkel Pick: Chicago Cubs (-140); N/A

Game 927-928: Arizona at Kansas City (7:15 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Arizona (Kennedy) 14.721; Kansas City (Chen) 15.345
Dunkel Line: Kansas City by 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: Arizona (-115); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Kansas City (-105); Over

Game 929-930: LA Angels at San Diego (10:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Angels (Haren) 14.600; San Diego (Stults) 14.871
Dunkel Line: San Diego by 1/2; 7
Vegas Line: LA Angels (-140); 6 1/2
Dunkel Pick: San Diego (+120); Over

marksmoneymakers Posts:10381 Followers:137
05/19/2012 10:18 AM

StatFox Super Situations - FoxSheets

MLB NY METS at TORONTO

Play On - Home favorites with a money line of -150 or more (TORONTO) with a team batting average of .265 or worse on the season (AL) against opponent starting a pitcher who gave up 1 or less earned runs last outing.
222-85 since 1997. ( 72.3% 76.6 units )
3-4 this year. ( 42.9% -3.8 units )

StatFox Situational Power Trends - FoxSheets

MLB NY METS at TORONTO

TORONTO is 17-4 (+13.2 Units) against the money line after scoring 9 runs or more over the last 2 seasons.
The average score was: TORONTO (6.1) , OPPONENT (3.1)