Three 'over' pitchers to watch on Saturday
Here's a look at three struggling starters taking the mound Saturday who have a combined 11-1 over record this season in 12 starts.Rick Porcello, Detroit Tigers (0-2, 11.08 ERA, 4-0 O/U)
In his last start, Porcello got rocked by the Angels, giving up nine earned runs in the first inning. His three other starts this year haven't been much better. Porcello hasn't pitched into the sixth inning yet this season, and has only struck out three batters. All of Porcello's totals have been high, not seeing one lower than eight yet. Kris Medlen is scheduled to be his opposite number for the Braves on Saturday.
He has a 1-2 record and 2.16 ERA this season.Dan Haren, Washington Nationals (1-3, 7.36 ERA, 3-1 O/U)
Haren is another pitcher that has been taxing for his team's bullpen. He has pitched into the sixth inning only once and has given up at least six hits in all of his starts. His most recent total was at 7.5, after seeing eight in his first three outings. Haren will go against Cincinnati's Mike Leake on Saturday.
Leake has a 1-0 record in four starts and a 3.81 ERA. Joe Blanton, Los Angeles Angels (0-3, 7.84 ERA, 4-0 O/U)
The Angels have the second worst team ERA in baseball, and Blanton is one of the main reasons why. He has given up at least four earned runs and seven hits in each of his four starts. The righty has made it to the seventh inning only once and has struck out an average of two batters per game. The total has been either eight or 8.5 in all of Blanton's starts. He will take the hill against Seattle's Felix Hernandez on Saturday,
who has a 2-2 record with a 2.08 ERA.