Thursday's streaking and slumping starting pitchers
David Price, Tampa Bay Rays (15-4, 2.50 ERA)
The Rays southpaw is one of the major motors behind the team’s August push. Price hasn’t tasted defeat since June 16 and is 7-0 in the 10 starts since, never allowing more than three earned runs in any of those appearances. He gave up only two runs on seven hits in a 4-2 win over the Twins Saturday.
Kyle Lohse, St. Louis Cardinals (12-2, 2.72 ERA)
Lohse is another starter that has gone sometime without an “L” on his resume. The Cardinals righty hasn't dropped a start since June 15 and is 6-0 in the last 10 outings. Lohse went toe-to-toe with Phillies ace Roy Halladay in his last start, taking a no-decision after allowing just one run on four hits through seven innings.
Matt Harvey, New York Mets (1-3, 3.63 ERA)
After winning his first big-league start, Harvey has been up and down over his last three. He’s dropped three in a row and posted an ERA of 4.76 in that span. The young right-hander allowed just two runs – off a two-run home run in the first inning – over six innings in his last start but still got a loss versus Atlanta.
Marco Estrada, Milwaukee Brewers (0-5, 4.36 ERA)
Estrada hasn’t won a single game in 20 starts this season. In his last start, the Brewers righty blew what should have been a sure thing against the Astros. He allowed four earned runs on seven hits and only lasted four innings.