MLB Picks: Daily Pitching Report for Friday

Jeff Grant

Friday, July 12, 2013 11:33 AM GMT

Let’s take a closer look at the MLB betting odds surrounding seven starting pitchers scheduled today.


David Price has regained his Cy Young form since returning from the disabled list, as he  prepares to face the Houston Astros for the second time in 10 days. Who else should we back for our MLB picks?

Patrick Corbin, Arizona Diamondbacks (16-2, +1,345)

The left-hander earned a 6-1 home victory over the Colorado Rockies last time out, as he allowed just a single run and three hits over eight innings, while issuing one walk and striking out 10 batters.

Corbin enters with a perfect 6-0 record and 1.56 ERA in nine starts at Chase Field, with opposing batters hitting .184 against him.

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Jeremy Hefner, New York Mets (6-11, -330)

Since June 4, Hefner’s 1.64 ERA is the best in the majors, as he’s compiled a 3-1 record and 37 strikeouts over that span.

The right-hander earned a 6-0 home victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates in his only career start against them on Sept. 26 of last season, as he allowed three hits over seven shutout innings.

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Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers (11-8, -291)

Kershaw has compiled a 3-0 record and 1.08 ERA over his last three outings, which includes a 4-1 road victory over the San Francisco Giants last time out, as he allowed one run and three hits over eight frames.

The left-hander is 8-4 with a 3.54 ERA in 20 career games versus the Colorado Rockies, including a 4-1 mark and 1.45 ERA in eight starts at Dodger Stadium. 

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David Price, Tampa Bay Rays (4-7, -624)

Price has gone 2-0 with a 0.56 ERA in two starts since returning from the disabled list with a triceps strain, as he’s not issued a single walk and struck out 15 batters over that span.  

The left-hander has tallied a perfect 2-0 record and 3.75 ERA in two career starts versus the Houston Astros, including a 8-0 road victory on July 2.

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Joe Saunders, Seattle Mariners (7-11, -215)

He returns home after picking up back-to-back road wins over the Cincinnati Reds and Texas Rangers, as he allowed two earned runs and 16 hits in 13.2 innings of work in that span. 

Saunders is 0-2 with a 1.93 ERA in two career starts versus the Los Angeles Angels—not receiving any run support in either of those efforts.

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Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals (7-10, -757)

Strasburg came away with an 11-7 home victory over the San Diego Padres last time out, as he allowed four runs and seven hits over six frames.

The right-hander is 1-3 with a 3.50 ERA in eight road starts, but he’ll be making his first appearance away from Nationals Park since June 16.

In 10 career games versus the Miami Marlins, he has compiled a 5-2 record and 2.77 ERA.

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Chris Tillman, Baltimore Orioles (13-5, +830)

Tillman had his personal seven-game winning streak snapped last time out, as he suffered a 5-4 road defeat to the New York Yankees, allowing five runs and 10 hits over 5.1 frames.

In seven career games versus the Toronto Blue Jays, the right-hander has tallied an even 2-2 record and 4.07 ERA, including a 10-6 road win on May 24.

The 25-year-old is 1-0 with a 1.98 ERA in two home efforts in this series.

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