MLB Picks: Monday Daily Pitching Report

Jeff Grant

Monday, July 8, 2013 11:32 AM GMT

It's a brand new Monday and we have the Pitching Report all lined out for your MLB betting.


Homer Bailey returns to the mound after throwing his second career no-hitter, but he’ll likely struggle against the Milwaukee Brewers on the road.

Let’s take a closer look at the MLB betting odds for seven starting pitchers that will take the hill Monday.

Homer Bailey, Cincinnati Reds (8-9, -414)

The right-hander threw his second career no-hitter in a 3-0 home victory over the San Francisco Giants, as he issued just a single walk and struck out nine batters.

Bailey is 1-6 with a 6.00 ERA in 12 starts versus the Milwaukee Brewers, including an 0-2 mark and 6.33 ERA in four outings at Miller Park.

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Bartolo Colon, Oakland Athletics (13-4, +813)

Colon had his personal eight-game winning streak snapped last time out, as he suffered a 3-1 home loss to the Chicago Cubs, allowing two runs and nine hits over seven innings.

The right-hander was named the Athletics lone representative to the American League All-Star team Sunday—his first since 2005.

He has tallied a 2-1 record and 1.50 ERA in four career starts versus the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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Matt Harvey, New York Mets (10-8, -320)

He went 24 straight starts without allowing more than four runs before suffering a 5-3 home loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks last time out, as he surrendered nine hits in six innings in that effort. 

Harvey is 5-0 with a 2.36 ERA in seven road starts, with opposing batters hitting just .198 against him.

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Derek Holland, Texas Rangers (11-6, +282)

The left-hander is tied with Yu Darvish for the team lead with 11 quality starts this season, while he’s compiled a 0.40 ERA in his six wins this season and a 4.95 ERA in his other 10 outings.

Holland has tallied a solid 3-1 record and 3.55 ERA in five lifetime games (four starts) versus the Baltimore Orioles, including a 2-0 mark and 2.08 ERA in 2012. 

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Phi Hughes, New York Yankees (6-10, -414) 

Hughes snapped a personal three-game losing streak in his last effort, as he picked up a 7-3 road victory over the Minnesota Twins, surrendering just a single run and six hits over seven strong innings. 

The right-hander is 1-5 with a 5.86 ERA in eight home games, with opposing hitters batting .310 against him.

In eight games (seven starts) against the Kansas City Royals, he has produced a 5-1 record despite carrying a 6.10 ERA.

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Max Scherzer, Detroit Tigers (14-3, +820)

Scherzer enters with a perfect 13-0 record and 3.09 ERA through 17 starts, including a 6-2 road victory over the Toronto Blue Jays last time out, as he allowed two runs and seven hits over 6.1 innings.

The right-hander is 7-4 with a 4.76 ERA in 13 career outings versus the Cleveland Indians, but has compiled a 2-3 record and 5.15 ERA in six appearances at Progressive Field.

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Edinson Volquez, San Diego Padres (7-11, -375)

Volquez has gone 2-1 with a 2.73 ERA over his last five starts, but he didn’t earn a decision in a 2-1 road loss to the Boston Red Sox last time out, as he allowed one run and seven hits over six innings.

The right-hander has tallied a losing 3-5 record and 7.03 ERA in 10 career games versus the Colorado Rockies, including an 0-2 mark and 14.66 ERA in three outings this season.

 Also, check out my pick for the Red Sox vs. Mariners!

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Let's use this extra pitching info to help us rally some wins on our MLB picks tickets!