Wednesday's streaking and slumping starting pitchers
Yovani Gallardo, Milwaukee Brewers (12-8, 3.67)
Gallardo pitched seven innings of one-run ball Friday, scattering four hits during a convincing victory versus Philadelphia. He now has four consecutive quality starts, picking up the win in all four with a 1.88 ERA and 26:8 K:BB ratio in 28 2/3 frames. The righty takes on the Cubs on Wednesday.
Kris Medlen, Atlanta Braves (4-1, 2.03)
Medlen tossed a five-hit shutout to earn his fourth win of the season Thursday. The right-hander has allowed just three runs in 25 2/3 innings with a 22:4 K:BB ratio since joining the starting rotation. He has a tough road start in Washington next time out.
Anibal Sanchez, Detroit Tigers (6-10, 4.52)
Sanchez has struggled since joining the Tigers, posting a 7.97 ERA in four starts. The former Marlin has spent the past week with Tigers pitching coach Jeff Jones to help work on his pitch location and keeping the ball low. He toes the rubber at home against the Blue Jays next.
Jered Weaver, Los Angeles Angels (15-3, 2.74)
Weaver got lit up Friday, surrendering a career-worst nine runs on eight hits to the Rays in a 12-3 defeat. The righty has suffered back-to-back losses for the first time this season and now must face his demons at Fenway Park. Weaver is 1-3 with a 7.16 ERA in 32 2/3 career innings pitched in Boston.