marksmoneymakers Posts:12697 Followers:139
On 08/27/2012 06:33 AM in MLB

Some Monday MLB Helpful Information...........

Monday's Streaking and Slumping Starting Pitchers

STREAKING

Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners (12-5, 2.54)

Hernandez followed his perfect game with a 7 2/3 inning gem against the Indians on Tuesday, allowing seven hits and one run for his 12th win of the campaign. Hernandez has an 8-0 record with a 1.53 ERA over his last 13 starts and gets the Twins next in Minnesota on Monday.

Bronson Arroyo, Cincinnati Reds (10-7, 3.87)

Arroyo delivered eight innings of two-run ball in Wednesday's win over the Phillies. The right-hander has picked up wins in three consecutive starts, allowing no more than three runs in each of his outings. He has a tough start on the road in Arizona next.

SLUMPING

A.J. Burnett, Pittsburgh Pirates (15-4, 3.63)

Burnett allowed 17 baserunners in just 6 1/3 innings of work but managed to give up just four runs against the Padres on Tuesday. After an impressive start to the campaign, the righty has faltered recently giving up 14 earned runs over his last three outings. His next start comes against the Cardinals, a team he has an 11.37 ERA against this season.

Henderson Alvarez, Toronto Blue Jays (7-11, 4.84)

Alvarez allowed eight runs on 12 hits over just 4 1/3 innings of an 11-2 loss to Texas in his last outing. The 12 hits and eight runs allowed were both career highs as the righty took a fourth consecutive loss. He tries to get back on track against the Yankees next time out.

marksmoneymakers Posts:12697 Followers:139
08/27/2012 06:34 AM

This Week's Best MLB Trends

Hot team: San Diego Padres

Last week: 6-0
Season record: 59-70
Upcoming schedule: vs. Braves, at Rockies

Skinny: The Padres completed a three-game sweep of the Diamondbacks on Sunday to pick up their season-high seventh straight victory. The Friars also stole all three games from the Pirates earlier in the week.

Cold team: Toronto Blue Jays

Last week: 0-5
Season record: 56-70
Upcoming schedule: at Yankees, vs. Rays

Skinny: The Jays have dropped seven straight contests and find themselves 14 games below .500 for the first time since Sept. 25, 2009. Slugger Jose Bautista, who had just returned from the disabled list on Friday, had to be pulled from Saturday’s game with soreness in his left wrist and went back on the DL.

Over team: Cincinnati Reds

Last week: 5-1-1
Season O/U record: 55-65-9
Upcoming schedule: at Diamondbacks, at Astros

Skinny: Cincinnati played over the total in every contest of a three-game set against division-rival St. Louis last week. Normally a good under team, the Reds’ offense has come alive of late.

Under team: Cleveland Indians

Last week: 5-1
Season O/U record: 60-62-5
Upcoming schedule: vs. Athletics, vs. Rangers

Skinny: The Indians have played under the total in five consecutive games, thanks to a sputtering offense. The Tribe scored just 11 runs over its six games last week against the Mariners and Yankees.

marksmoneymakers Posts:12697 Followers:139
08/27/2012 07:16 AM

MLB

Hot pitchers
-- Lohse is 2-1, 1.01 in his last four starts.
-- Estrada is 1-1, 3.86 in his last four starts.
-- Arroyo is 3-0, 2.82 in his last three starts. Skaggs won his first MLB start, allowing two runs in 6.2 IP.
-- Maholm is 2-2, 2.40 in four starts for the Braves.

-- Hochevar allowed three runs in 15 IP in his last two starts.
-- Liriano is 2-0, 2.92 in his last couple starts.
-- Anderson won his first '12 start, allowing one run in seven IP.
-- Phelps has a 2.92 RA in his five starts, but only one win (24.2 IP).
-- Price is 7-0, 1.47 in his last eleven starts.
-- FHernandez is 8-0, 1.62 in his last twelve starts.

Cold pitchers
-- Burnett is 1-1. 7.50 in his last three starts.
-- Germano is 1-2, 8.10 in his last three starts.
-- Beckett was 0-4, 7.88 in his last six starts for Boston. Francis is 1-2, 7.33 in his last six starts.
-- Kelly is making MLB debut here; he was 0-2, 3.35 in eight minor league starts this season after being hurt most of year.

-- Matsuzaka is 1-3, 6.65 in five starts this season.
-- WChen has a 7.47 RA in his last three starts.
-- Hernandez is 0-2, 9.00 in his first two starts this year.
-- Alvarez is 0-4, 8.57 in his last four starts.
-- Holland is 2-2, 5.74 in his last seven starts.
-- Hendriks is 0-6, 8.31 in nine starts this season.

Hot Teams
-- Cardinals won six of their last eight games.
-- Brewers won seven of their last ten games.
-- Colorado won ten of its last fourteen games.
-- Cincinnati won 11 of its last 17 games.
-- San Diego won its last seven games, allowing 16 runs.

-- Royals won 11 of their last 18 games.
-- Oakland won eight of its last ten games.
-- White Sox won their last six games, scoring 36 runs. Orioles won ten of their last thirteen home games.
-- Rangers won seven of their last nine games. Rays won seven of ten.
-- Mariners won eight of their last eleven games.

Cold Teams
-- Pirates lost twelve of their last seventeen games.
-- Cubs lost seven of their last ten games.
-- Dodgers lost six of their last ten games.
-- Arizona lost eight of its last eleven home games.
-- Braves lost six of their last nine games.

-- Red Sox lost eight of their last twelve games.
-- Indians lost ten of their last eleven games.
-- Toronto lost ten of its last eleven games. Bronx Bombers are 3-5 in their last eight games.
-- Twins lost 13 of their last 16 games.

Totals
-- 13 of last 19 Pittsburgh games went over the total.
-- Seven of last nine Milwaukee games stayed under the total.
-- Six of last seven Colorado games stayed under the total.
-- Ten of last twelve Cincinnati games went over the total.
-- Over is 7-4 in San Diego's last eleven home games.

-- Nine of last thirteen Kansas City games stayed under the total.
-- Six of last nine Baltimore games went over the total.
-- Last five Cleveland games stayed under the total.
-- Six of last eight Bronx games stayed under the total.
-- Four of last five Texas games went over the total.
-- Under is 9-3-1 in last thirteen Seattle games.