MLB Picks: Daily Pitching Report for Monday

Jeff Grant

Monday, August 5, 2013 10:51 AM UTC

Monday, Aug. 5, 2013 10:51 AM UTC

Once again, it's time for the Monday Mound Report! Who is starting the week off on the hill?

St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright is coming off a mediocre month, but he's enjoyed great success in August over the course of his career.Will Wainwright be on the winning end of his backer's MLB picks today?

Let’s take a closer look at the MLB betting odds surrounding seven starting pitchers that are scheduled to take the mound Monday.

Zack Greinke, Los Angeles Dodgers

The right-hander didn’t earn a decision in a 3-2 home victory over the New York Yankees last time out, as he allowed two runs and five hits over seven frames.

In 11 career games (nine starts) versus the Cardinals, Greinke has compiled a 7-3 record and 3.13 ERA, including a 2-1 mark and 2.11 ERA in four appearances at Busch Stadium.

Jeremy Guthrie, Kansas City Royals

He has rattled off three wins in a row, including a 4-3 road victory over the Minnesota Twins last time out, as he gave up two runs and six hits over six frames.

Guthrie has compiled a 11-4 record and 3.19 ERA versus AL Central opponents since joining the franchise, including an 8-3 mark this season.


Hisashi Iwakuma, Seattle Mariners

The right-hander leads the pitching staff in allowing 21 home runs this season, including 11 round trippers in his last eight outings.

In three career games (two starts) versus the Toronto Blue Jays, Iwakuma is 2-0 with a 3.38 ERA.


John Lackey, Boston Red Sox

Lackey finished last month with a 2-3 record and 3.67 ERA in six starts, surrendering seven home runs in 41.2 combined frames.

The right-hander will face the Houston Astros for the third time in his career, as he picked up a 6-1 home victory in his last such effort on April 28.


Andy Pettitte, New York Yankees

Pettitte has watched the club drop his last three trips to the mound, as the offense has managed to score just five runs over that span.

The left-hander is 3-7 with a 6.30 ERA in 12 career outings at U.S. Cellular Field—his second-worst ERA at any current American League ballpark.


Adam Wainwright, St. Louis Cardinals

The right-hander compiled a 2-1 record and 3.77 ERA in six outings last month, with opposing hitters batting .267 against him.

In 12 lifetime appearances (nine starts) versus the Dodgers, Wainwright is 4-3 with a 3.02 ERA, including a 3-1 mark and 1.19 ERA in four home starts in the series.


Jerome Williams, Los Angeles Angels 

Despite note earning a decision in a 2-1 road loss to the Texas Rangers last time out, Williams managed to collect his first quality start since June 28, as he allowed one run and eight hits over 7.2 strong innings.

The right-hander is 2-5 with a 5.06 ERA in 14 home games (eight starts), issuing 20 walks and striking out 38 batters in 53.1 combined frames.


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