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Thursday's streaking and slumping starting pitchers
Jhoulys Chacin, Colorado Rockies (2-4, 4.85)
Chacin allowed one run over seven innings and picked up the win Saturday against the Padres. The righty has been impressive over his last three starts, allowing just three runs over 18 innings. He has a tough road start opposite Tim Hudson and the Braves next.
Marco Estrada, Milwaukee Brewers (2-5, 3.85)
Estrada allowed one run on four hits and struck out 10 over seven innings, but was left with a no-decision against the Pirates last time out. The right-hander has been brilliant over his last three starts, allowing just one earned run over his last 18 innings pitched. He toes the rubber in Miami against the Marlins on Thursday.
Scott Feldman, Texas Rangers (6-11, 5.01)
Feldman surrendered four runs over six innings and was tabbed with the loss in his last outing against the Indians. The righty has taken the loss in each of his last five starts and looks to turn things around against the Royals, a team he has a 1.46 ERA against in two starts this season.
Jordan Zimmermann, Washington Nationals (9-8, 3.01)
Zimmermann was rocked for eight runs over 3 2/3 innings and did not factor in the decision Saturday against the Cardinals. His ERA jumped from 2.63 to 3.01 following Saturday’s breakdown and the right-hander has failed to pick up a win in his last four starts. He draws the Cubs on Thursday.
-- Hudson is 4-1, 2.84 in his last five home starts. Chacin is 2-1, 1.50 since he came off the DL.
-- Milwaukee won last four Estrada starts (2-0, 2.00 in last three).
-- None in AL.
-- JJohnson is 0-4, 3.94 in his last five starts.
-- Zimmerman is 0-2, 7.92 in his last four starts. Germano is 0-3, 10.43 in his last three starts.
-- Hammel is 0-4, 7.78 in his last four starts, last of which was July 13. Phelps is 0-1, 5.09 in his last three outings.
-- Hochevar lost his last two starts, allowing 13 runs in 9.2 IP. Feldman is 0-5, 6.99 in his last five starts.
-- Colorado won 11 of its last 17 games. Braves won three of four.
-- Brewers won 13 of their last 16 games.
-- Washington won seven of its last eight games.
-- Orioles won nine of their last twelve games.
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-- Rangers won 13 of their last 18 games. Royals won 11 of last 16 at home.
-- Marlins lost ten of their last thirteen games.
-- Cubs are 6-14 in their last twenty games.
-- Bronx Bombers lost 12 of their last 18 games.
-- 13 of last 17 Colorado games stayed under the total.
-- Over is 8-2-1 in Miami's last eleven games.
-- Six of last nine Washington games went over the total.
-- Nine of last twelve Bronx games stayed under the total.
-- Over is 4-0-1 in Kansas City's last five games.
The Yankees look to take advantage of a Baltimore team that is 0-4 in Jason Hammel's last 4 starts. New York is the pick (-105) according to Dunkel, which has the Yankees favored by 1/2 a run. Dunkel Pick: NY Yankees (-105). Here are all of today's picks.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
Time Posted: 6:30 a.m. EST
Game 901-902: Colorado at Atlanta (12:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Colorado (Chacin) 15.931; Atlanta (Hudson) 15.450
Dunkel Line: Colorado by 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: Atlanta (-200); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Colorado (+170); Over
Game 903-904: Milwaukee at Miami (12:40 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Milwaukee (Estrada) 14.238; Miami (Johnson) 15.079
Dunkel Line: Miami by 1/2; 7
Vegas Line: Miami (-125); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Miami (-125); Under
Game 905-906: Chicago Cubs at Washington (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cubs (Germano) 13.723; Washington (Zimmermann) 16.093
Dunkel Line: Washington by 2 1/2; 7 1/2
Vegas Line: Washington (-230); 8
Dunkel Pick: Washington (-230); Under
Game 907-908: NY Yankees at Baltimore (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NY Yankees (Phelps) 15.577; Baltimore (Hammel) 15.241
Dunkel Line: NY Yankees by 1/2; 10
Vegas Line: Baltimore (-115); 9
Dunkel Pick: NY Yankees (-105); Over
Game 909-910: Texas at Kansas City (8:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Texas (Feldman) 15.521; Kansas City (Hochevar) 15.203
Dunkel Line: Texas by 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: Texas (-135); 9 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Texas (-135); Under