We’ll be breaking down what starting pitchers are hot, and also those who are not. Don’t make a move today on your MLB picks without reading this informative betting preview article.
Stephen Strasburg: The Washington right-hander has recently shown his brilliance that he displayed a couple seasons ago. Strasburg is 5-1 in his last seven starts with a terrific 1.51 ERA, 0.72 WHIP, and a better than 6:1 strikeout to walk ratio. He’s also a tremendous 19-2 in his career team starts when pitching on a Sunday.
Jaime Garcia: The Cardinals southpaw hurler has been outstanding in 2015, posting a 1.77 ERA during his thirteen starts. He’s allowed 2 earned runs or less in nine of his previous eleven starts, and that includes 0 earned runs given up on four separate occasions during that stretch.
Noah Syndergaard: All this Mets youngster has done is go 7-1 in nine starts at Citi Field this season, compiling a brilliant 1.82 ERA, 0.81 WHIP, and a better than 8:1 strikeout to walk ratio. The Mets have seen seven of those nine games stay under the total.
Jake Arrieta: Is there a more underrated starting pitcher in baseball this season than Jake Arrieta? The Cubs righty is 5-0 in his last five starts with a microscopic 0.51 ERA. He allowed no earned runs in four of those five outings. Arrieta is 10-1 during fourteen road starts in 2015 with a sparking 1.94 ERA.
Who isn’t Hot?
The Tigers hurler has allowed 4 earned runs or more in ten of his last twelve starts. He’s coming off a horrible outing his last time out, allowing 8 earned runs on 9 hits while walking 4 in 4 1/3 innings versus the Angels.
The Twins right-hander has endured a bit of tumultuous year. He was suspended for the first half of the season, and upon returning was relegated to pitching for AAA Rochester of the International League. Since his return to the big league club, he’s seen all three of his starts at Target Field go over the total while posting a mammoth 9.76 ERA, 2.11 WHIP, and allowed 6 home runs in just 15 2/3 innings. The latter statistic is especially concerning, since he’ll be facing an Astros team which has hit the second most home runs in baseball this season. During his last six starts overall Santana has a horrible 8.13 ERA and 2.04 WHIP.
The Orioles starting pitcher has displayed awful form over his previous six starts, posting a 7.58 ERA and 1.88 WHIP during that time. Gonzalez has gone 5-1 over the total in six day game starts this year with a lofty 5.76 ERA and 1.75 WHIP.