MLB Picks: Tuesday MLB Pitching Report

Jeff Grant

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 12:22 PM GMT

A busy day in the MLB means that we have quite a few big names taking to the mound. Which pitchers are we looking at today, as we try to find any edge for our MLB picks?


San Francisco Giants left-hander Barry Zito has had all kinds of trouble on the road this season, as he prepares to face the Philadelphia Phillies.

Let’s take a closer look at the MLB betting odds surrounding seven pitchers that will take the mound Tuesday. 

A.J. Burnett, Pittsburgh Pirates 

The right-hander is 7-5 with a 3.87 ERA in 13 career starts against the St. Louis Cardinals, including a 2-0 mark and 1.38 ERA in two efforts this season. 

In nine home outings, Burnett has compiled a 2-3 record and 2.78 ERA, with opposing hitters batting .208 against him.

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Yovani Gallardo, Milwaukee Brewers 

The team has alternated wins and losses in his last five outings, as he looks to bounce back from a 10-8 home loss to the San Diego Padres last time out, allowing six runs and eight hits over 3.2 frames. 

Gallardo is 7-3 with a 3.12 ERA in 15 career games versus the Chicago Cubs, including a 3-1 mark and 3.25 ERA in seven outings at Wrigley Field.

Ian Kennedy, Arizona Diamondbacks

The team has dropped eight of his last 10 trips to the mound, including a no-decision effort in a 7-6 home defeat to the Chicago Cubs last time out, as he allowed six runs (two earned) and six hits over five frames. 

In five lifetime appearances versus the Rays, Kennedy has tallied a disappointing 1-3 record and 6.66 ERA.

Mat Latos, Cincinnati Reds  

In 54 career starts with the franchise, Latos has gone 24-7 with a 3.45 ERA, which has led directly to the club winning 37 of those outings. 

Latos has tallied a 4-2 record and 3.29 ERA in 12 road games, issuing 20 walks and striking out 73 batters in 76.2 combined frames.

Joe Saunders, Seattle Mariners 

The left-hander had his personal four-game winning streak snapped last time out, as he suffered a 10-1 home loss to the Cleveland Indians, allowing six runs (five earned) and nine hits over 4.2 innings of work.

In 10 career games versus the Boston Red Sox, Saunders has posted a 5-2 record and 4.11 ERA, including a 3-1 mark and 4.60 ERA in five appearances at Fenway Park.

C.J. Wilson, Los Angeles Angels 

Wilson has been one of the hottest pitchers in baseball, as he enters with a 3-1 record and 1.55 ERA in four outings this month, surrendering just a single home run in 29 combined frames. 

The left-hander is 0-2 with a 7.65 ERA in five career starts versus the Texas Rangers, with opposing hitters batting .333 against him.

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Barry Zito, San Francisco Giants 

The left-hander is 0-6 with a 9.89 ERA in eight road starts, with opposing hitters batting .426 against him. 

In four career road games against the Philadelphia Phillies, Zito has tallied a 1-2 record and 4.68 ERA.