Three big winners, three big losers pitching on Saturday
Here's a look at three starters on Saturday who have made $1,360 for bettors this year, and three who have cost $1,300.64:Money winners:Patrick Corbin, Arizona Diamondbacks (3-0, 1.91 ERA, $518.21 in five starts)
Corbin has been stellar and his bullpen has been just as helpful. Corbin has allowed only seven earned runs in five starts, while Arizona relievers have given up only three runs after Corbin left the mound.Kevin Correia, Minnesota Twins (3-1, 2.23 ERA, $337.23 in five starts)
Correia and the 12-12 Twins have cashed three times as heavy underdogs this season against the more public Rangers, Angels and Tigers. He's given up only nine runs in five starts and has walked only five batters. Julio Teheran, Atlanta Braves (1-0, 5.08 ERA, $504.56 in five starts)
The Braves are 5-0 when Teheran is pitching, and his high ERA has made him an underdog three times, cashing twice against Washington at +126 and +115. Atlanta's bats have given Teheran an average of 6.2 runs of support in his starts. Money losers:Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals (1-4, 3.13 ERA, -$459.84 in six starts)
The only win on the board for the Nationals with their ace on the mound came on opening day against the lowly Marlins, when Washington was a -249 favorite. The Nats are giving Strasburg only 1.8 runs of support, below its 27th-ranked average of 3.48 runs per game. David Price, Tampa Bay Rays (1-2, 5.21 ERA, -$427.01 in six starts)
Price has given up six home runs in April and 16 in all of 2013. The bats are struggling for him as well, producing only 3.6 runs per game in his starts, compared to the team's 4.19 season average. Cole Hamels, Philadelphia Phillies (1-3, 4.78 ERA, -$413.79 in six starts)
Hamels has improved from his early-season struggles. He has a 2.33 ERA in his last four starts. But the struggling Phillies have provided an average of only 2.25 runs in those starts, below the team's season average of 3.69 runs per game.