Some Sunday MLB Helpful Information...........
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Jon Niese, New York Mets (7-3, 3.35 ERA)
Niese has won three consecutive starts, allowing only four runs in 21 1/3 innings. The big lefty has pitched at least seven innings in four of his last five starts and walked more than one batter just once in his last six.
Chris Capuano, Los Angeles Dodgers (9-3, 2.62 ERA)
Capuano may not be heading to the All-Star Game, but he’s certainly pitching like he belongs. He has limited three of his last four opponents to just one run and has struck out 27 batters over that span. Capuano sits seventh in MLB starter money standings, having earned 7.65 units for his supporters.
Roy Oswalt, Texas Rangers (2-1, 7.79 ERA)
Oswalt started OK with the Rangers, but has slipped since. He is coming off one of the worst outings of his entire career. The veteran allowed 11 runs (nine earned) in 4 2/3 innings during a loss to the White Sox. Before that he gave up five runs over six innings against Detroit. He has now yielded a whopping 26 hits over those two starts.
Chris Volstad, Chicago Cubs (0-7, 7.94 ERA)
It doesn’t look like almost two months in the minors did Volstad much good. In his first start since mid-May, he was smacked for six runs in just 4 1/3 innings in a loss at Atlanta. Volstad’s last win came way back on July 10, 2011.