MLB Picks: Daily Pitching Report for Friday

Jeff Grant

Friday, July 5, 2013 11:37 AM UTC

Friday, Jul. 5, 2013 11:37 AM UTC

Here are the MLB betting odds that surround seven players that will take to the mound Friday night.

C.J. Wilson has put together a season-high four-game winning streak, which makes him an attractive starting pitcher to back with our MLB picks when the Los Angeles Angels open up a new series with the Boston Red Sox. 

Jorge De La Rosa, Colorado Rockies (12-5, +723) 

The left-hander is coming off a solid June, as he compiled a 2-1 record and 2.97 ERA, while surrendering just a single home run in 36.1 combined innings.

De La Rosa is 8-4 with a 2.25 ERA in 19 career games (15 starts) versus the Arizona Diamondbacks—tied with the San Francisco Giants for his most wins against any opponent.


Gio Gonzalez, Washington Nationals (10-7, +117)

He has won back-to-back starts, including a 13-2 blowout victory on the road against the New York Mets, as he gave up just three hits over seven shutout frames. 

Gonzalez is 3-2 with a 3.12 ERA in eight home starts this season, with opposing batters hitting .213 against him. 

The left-hander has tallied a 1-0 record and 1.42 ERA in two career outings versus the San Diego Padres, including a no-decision effort in a 6-5 road win on May 17.


Jeremy Hellickson, Tampa Bay Rays (10-7, +231) 

The right-hander enters on a personal three-game winning streak, which includes an impressive 3-1 home victory over the Detroit Tigers, as he allowed just a single run and six hits over six frames. 

Hellickson has compiled an 0-2 record and 5.40 ERA in two career games versus the Chicago White Sox, including a 5-2 road defeat on April 25. 


Cliff Lee, Philadelphia Phillies (10-7, +132) 

Lee has won his last seven decisions, but the club has dropped his last two efforts, including a 4-3 loss on the road to the Los Angeles Dodgers, as he allowed three runs and four hits over seven innings. 

The left-hander is 5-4 with a 2.74 ERA in 11 career games versus the Atlanta Braves, which includes a 2-0 road victory on April 4, as he surrendered just two hits in eight shutout frames. 


Justin Masterson, Cleveland Indians (12-6, +733) 

The club has alternated wins and losses over his last three efforts, as he came away with a 4-0 complete game victory on the road against the Chicago White Sox last time out. 

Masterson is a disappointing 2-7 with a 5.09 ERA in 15 career games (12 starts) versus the Detroit Tigers, which includes a 4-1 road defeat on June 9. 


Jeff Samardzija, Chicago Cubs (8-9, -26) 

Chicago has won his last four trips to the mound, but he didn’t earn a decision in a 5-3 road victory over the Seattle Mariners last time out, as he allowed two runs and six hits over seven frames.

Samardzija has tallied a solid 4-2 record and 1.56 ERA in 16 career games (four starts) versus the Pirates, but was handed a 6-2 home defeat in his last meeting against them on June 8. 


C.J. Wilson, Los Angeles Angels (9-8, -161) 

He comes in riding a season-high four-game winning streak, which includes a 3-1 road victory over the Houston Astros last time out, as he allowed just one unearned run and three hits over seven innings. 

Wilson is 5-2 with a 2.85 ERA in 20 lifetime appearances (eight starts) versus the Red Sox, but suffered a 7-2 road loss in his last meeting against them on June 8.


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