Friday's streaking and slumping starting pitchers
Chris Sale, Chicago White Sox (14-3, 2.60 ERA)
Sale picked up his 14th win of the season against the A’s last week and now sits second in the American League in victories on the year. The ChiSox’s ace has won three straight, posting a 3.86 ERA and collecting 24 strikeouts in that span.
Yovani Gallardo, Milwaukee Brewers (11-8, 3.78 ERA)
Gallardo is a breath of consistent air for such an inconsistent team. The Brewers righty has won three in a row, towing a 2.08 ERA in that span and working at least seven innings in each of those starts. Gallardo has put in 19 quality starts in 24 outings this season.
Johan Santana, New York Mets (6-8, 4.58 ERA)
My, how the mighty have fallen. Santana hasn’t won a game since July 6, losing four straight starts in the process. The Mets veteran southpaw has been downright abused during that slide, allowing 27 runs in his last 14 innings of work.
Travis Wood, Chicago Cubs (4-8, 4.52 ERA)
Wood is also winless since July 6, posting a 5-0 record in the six starts since. The Cubbies hurler actually pitched well in his last outing, allowing just one earned run over seven innings in a no-decision against his former club, the Reds. Wood gets another shot at Cincy Friday.