Hot under pitchers headline Wednesday's starters
Wednesday features a number of starting pitchers that have satisfied under bettors so far this season. Here is a look at three that take the bump.
(Team over/under record in pitcher's starts indicated in italics)
Madison Bumgarner, San Francisco Giants (3-0, 2.05 ERA)
The under is 4-0 in all four of Bumgarner's starts this season. San Francisco's offense supplies him with just 3.25 runs per game, tying him for 17th in the National League.
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit the Giants Wednesday. It will mark the first time that Bumgarner has faced Arizona this season. Bumgarner was 0-3 with an ERA of 6.71 versus Arizona in 2012. The over went 3-0 in those games.
Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers (3-1, 2.03 ERA)
Yu Darvish is off to a tremendous start in 2013. Opponents are batting a dismal .144 versus Darvish. He is second in WHIP with 0.79 and is first in strikeouts with 38. He has given up just six earned runs and has yet to surrender a home run in 2013.
The Rangers continue their series with the Los Angeles Angels Wednesday. Darvish pitched five innings and gave up three earned runs en route to the win over the Angels back on April 7. The Rangers won 7-3. It was the only start that went over the total for Darvish this season.
Joe Saunders, Seattle Mariners (1-2, 4.50 ERA)
The under is 3-0 in Saunders' last three starts. His ERA is high at 4.50 and he has just two quality starts on the season. The big lefty is last in the AL in run support with just 1.50 runs supplied to him per game. Seattle has scored just four runs in his last three starts.
Seattle is on the road to face the Houston Astros Wednesday. Saunders shutout the Astros 3-0 back on April 8. He went 6 1-3 innings giving up six hits and striking out a season-high five batters.