Sunday's streaking and slumping starting pitchers
Ricky Nolasco, Miami Marlins (12-12, 4.40)
Nolasco tossed a four-hitter Sunday to lift Miami over Washington 8-0. The righty nailed down his third consecutive victory, only squandering one earned run across his last 25 innings. He’ll have to be sharp in his next start against the high-powered Reds.
Gio Gonzalez, Washington Nationals (19-7, 2.93)
Gonzalez pitched six innings and allowed one run Monday to pick up his 19th victory of the season. The lefty has won three straight starts, surrendering just one earned run over his last 22 innings of work. Gonzalez can become the first 20-game winner in the bigs with a strong outing against the Braves.
Rick Porcello, Detroit Tigers (9-12, 4.59)
Porcello allowed four runs, three earned, over 5 1/3 innings against the White Sox last time out. It was the third consecutive start the righty has failed to go six innings and the sixth consecutive start he's lost. He tries to get back on track versus the Tribe on Sunday.
Adam Wainwright, St. Louis Cardinals (13-13, 4.01)
Wainwright yielded five runs (two earned) over six innings to the Padres in his last outing. The right-hander has given up 11 earned runs over his last 7 2/3 innings and looks to right the ship against the Dodgers next.