marksmoneymakers Posts:9921 Followers:137
On 09/18/2012 08:07 AM in MLB

Some Tuesday MLB Helpful Information.............

Tuesday's streaking and slumping starting pitchers

STREAKING

A.J. Griffin, Oakland Athletics (6-0, 1.94)

Griffin improved to 6-0 on the season after tossing eight shutout innings against the Angels on Wednesday. The rookie has only allowed five homers over 65 innings of work and has picked up wins in each of his last three starts. He toes the rubber against the Tigers next.

Yovani Gallardo, Milwaukee Brewers (15-8, 3.72)

Gallardo only surrendered two runs over seven innings to pick up the win over the Braves in his last start. The righty has won seven consecutive decisions and eight of his last past nine outings have been quality starts. He looks to keep it going against the struggling Pirates next time out.

SLUMPING

Ricky Romero, Toronto Blue Jays (8-14, 5.87)

Romero allowed eight hits and three runs in four-plus innings before getting the hook against the Mariners last time out. The lefty dropped his 13th straight decision, tying him with Tom Underwood for the franchise record. Things won’t get easier for Romero as he draws the Yankees on Tuesday.

A.J. Burnett, Pittsburgh Pirates (15-7, 3.66)

Burnett gave up two runs over six innings in a loss to the Reds last week. The right-hander hasn’t won since Aug. 16, a span of five starts. He takes the bump against the red-hot Brewers in his next outing.

marksmoneymakers Posts:9921 Followers:137
09/18/2012 08:07 AM

MLB

Hot pitchers
-- Gallardo is 1-0, 2.77 in his last couple starts.
-- Zimmerman is 1-0, 3.00 in his last couple starts.
-- Harvey is 2-2, 2.40 in his last five starts.
-- Bailey is 1-0, 1.66 in his last three starts.
-- Stults is 3-0, 1.85 in his last four starts. Kennedy is 2-0, 2.33 in last three.
-- Lincecum is 2-0, 3.37 in his last three starts.

-- Griffin is 5-0, 1.54 in his last seven starts. Scherzer is 6-0, 1.29 in his last seven starts.
-- Hellickson has a 1.59 RA in his last three starts.
-- Dempster is 5-0, 2.18 in his last five starts. Weaver is 1-1, 1.46 in his two starts this month.
-- ERamirez is 1-1, 1.53 in his last three starts.

Cold pitchers
-- Burnett is 0-3, 5.76 in his last five starts.
-- Harang is 0-2, 5.14 in his last four starts.
-- Cloyd is 1-1, 4.95 in four starts this season.
-- Maholm is 1-3, 7.46 in his last five starts. Eovaldi is 0-4, 7.58 in his last four outings.
-- Germano is 0-5, 9.51 in his last five starts.
-- Abad is 0-4, 7.47 in four starts this season. Lohse is 0-1, 6.50 in his last three outings.
-- Francis is 0-1, 8.03 in his last three starts.

-- Romero is 0-6, 7.71 in his last six starts. Pettitte is 0-1, 4.70 in his last four starts, last of which was June 27.
-- Walters is 0-3, 12.27 in his last five starts. Huff hasn't allowed a run in two relief stints (six IP) this year; he is 16-25, 5.37 in 48 major league starts.
-- Doubrant is 0-4, 7.95 in his last five starts.
-- Floyd is 1-1, 6.26 in his last six starts. Hochevar is 1-2, 9.43 in his last four outings.
-- WChen is 0-2, 6.27 in his last three starts.

Hot Teams
-- Brewers won 20 of their last 26 games.
-- Phillies won 17 of their last 24 games.
-- Braves won four in row, 11 of last 15 games.
-- Cubs won seven of their last ten games. Reds won eight of 12 on road.
-- Astros won three of their last four games.
-- Padres won nine of their last eleven games.
-- Giants won 13 of their last 19 games.

-- Bronx won four of its last five games. Blue Jays won four in row on road.
-- Red Sox won three of their last four games.
-- White Sox won their last four games, allowing nine runs.
-- A's won eight of their last ten games. Tigers won four of last six.
-- Angels won 14 of their last 19 games. Texas is 9-5 in its last 14.
-- Orioles won five of their last seven games.

Cold Teams
-- Pirates lost seven of their last ten games.
-- Washington lost its last three games, scoring six runs. Dodgers lost eight of their last eleven.
-- Mets lost nine of their last ten games.
-- Marlins lost five of their last seven games.
-- Cardinals lost eight of their last eleven games.
-- Arizona lost eight of its last eleven home games.
-- Rockies lost ten of their last twelve games.

-- Twins lost five of their last six games. Indians lost seven of last nine.
-- Tampa Bay lost nine of their last twelve games.
-- Royals lost three of their last four games.
-- Seattle lost five of its last six games.

Totals
-- 13 of last 17 Milwaukee games went over the total.
-- Over is 5-0-1 in Washington's last six home games.
-- 19 of last 28 Met games stayed under the total.
-- Ten of last fourteen Atlanta games stayed under the total.
-- Six of last eight Cincinnati games stayed under total.
-- Four of last five St Louis games stayed under total.
-- Four of last five Arizona games stayed under the total.
-- Six of last eight Colorado games went over the total.

-- Five of last seven Toronto games stayed under the total.
-- Four of last five Cleveland games stayed under the total.
-- Under is 19-4-2 in last 25 Detroit games.
-- Seven of last eight Boston games stayed under the total.
-- Under is 8-2-1 in White Sox' last eleven road games.
-- Under is 7-2-1 in last ten Angel games.
-- Over is 9-3-1 in last thirteen Baltimore games.

marksmoneymakers Posts:9921 Followers:137
09/18/2012 08:08 AM

Today's MLB Picks
Boston at Tampa Bay

The Red Sox look to take advantage of a Tampa Bay team that is 2-8 in Jeremy Hellickson's last 10 home starts. Boston is the pick (+170) according to Dunkel, which has the Red Sox favored by 1/2 a run. Dunkel Pick: Boston (+170). Here are all of today's picks.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
Time Posted: 7:30 a.m. EST

Game 901-902: Milwaukee at Pittsburgh (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Milwaukee (Gallardo) 16.325; Pittsburgh (Burnett) 14.143
Dunkel Line: Milwaukee by 2; 6 1/2
Vegas Line: Milwaukee (-130); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Milwaukee (-130); Under

Game 903-904: LA Dodgers at Washington (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Dodgers (Harang) 15.150; Washington (Zimmermann) 13.789
Dunkel Line: LA Dodgers by 1 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: Washington (-140); 8
Dunkel Pick: LA Dodgers (+120); Under

Game 905-906: Philadelphia at NY Mets (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Philadelphia (Cloyd) 15.784; NY Mets (Harvey) 14.465
Dunkel Line: Philadelphia by 1 1/2; 8 1/2
Vegas Line: NY Mets (-130); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Philadelphia (+110); Over

Game 907-908: Atlanta at Miami (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Atlanta (Maholm) 15.883; Miami (Eovaldi) 15.257
Dunkel Line: Atlanta by 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: Atlanta (-135); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Atlanta (-135); Under

Game 909-910: Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs (8:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cincinnati (Bailey) 14.348; Cubs (Germano) 15.196
Dunkel Line: Chicago Cubs by 1; 9 1/2
Vegas Line: Cincinnati (-155); No Line
Dunkel Pick: Chicago Cubs (+135); N/A

Game 911-912: Houston at St. Louis (8:15 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Houston (Abad) 14.161; St. Louis (Lohse) 15.504
Dunkel Line: St. Louis by 1 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: St. Louis (-300); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: St. Louis (-300); Under

Game 913-914: San Diego at Arizona (9:40 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Diego (Stults) 15.811; Arizona (Kennedy) 16.785
Dunkel Line: Arizona by 1; 8 1/2
Vegas Line: Arizona (-150); 9 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Arizona (-150); Under

Game 915-916: Colorado at San Francisco (10:15 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Colorado (Francis) 16.275; San Francisco (Lincecum) 14.670
Dunkel Line: Colorado by 1 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: San Francisco (-200); 7
Dunkel Pick: Colorado (+170); Over

Game 917-918: Toronto at NY Yankees (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Toronto (Romero) 15.094; NY Yankees (Pettitte) 15.678
Dunkel Line: NY Yankees by 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: NY Yankees (-230); 9 1/2
Dunkel Pick: NY Yankees (-230); Under

Game 919-920: Minnesota at Cleveland (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Minnesota (Walters) 14.536; Cleveland (Huff) 13.000
Dunkel Line: Minnesota by 1 1/2; 10
Vegas Line: Cleveland (-150); 9 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Minnesota (+130); Over

Game 921-922: Oakland at Detroit (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Oakland (Griffin) 15.122; Detroit (Scherzer) 16.260
Dunkel Line: Detroit by 1; 6 1/2
Vegas Line: Detroit (-145); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Detroit (-145); Under

Game 923-924: Boston at Tampa Bay (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Boston (Doubront) 14.799; Tampa Bay (Hellickson) 14.466
Dunkel Line: Boston by 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: Tampa Bay (-200); 8
Dunkel Pick: Boston (+170); Over

Game 925-926: Chicago White Sox at Kansas City (8:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: White Sox (Floyd) 15.914; Kansas City (Hochevar) 16.231
Dunkel Line: Kansas City by 1/2; 10
Vegas Line: Chicago White Sox (-115); 9
Dunkel Pick: Kansas City (-105); Over

Game 927-928: Texas at LA Angels (10:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Texas (Dempster) 14.718; LA Angels (Weaver) 17.109
Dunkel Line: LA Angels by 2 1/2; 6 1/2
Vegas Line: LA Angels (-140); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: LA Angels (-140); Under

Game 929-930: Baltimore at Seattle (10:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Baltimore (Chen) 14.669; Seattle (Ramirez) 14.924
Dunkel Line: Seattle by 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: Baltimore (-120); 7
Dunkel Pick: Seattle (+100); Over