Monday's streaking and slumping starting pitchers
Here are two streaking and two slumping starting pitchers set to take the hill Monday:
Jordan Zimmermann, Washington Nationals (6-1, 1.59 ERA)
Zimmermann has won three consecutive starts. In his last 24 innings pitched, the righty has allowed one earned run on ten hits, while striking out 19. But the righty hasn't fared well in his previous two starts against his next opponent – the Los Angeles Dodgers. He has a 5.25 ERA in two career starts against the Dodgers.
Travis Wood, Chicago Cubs (3-2, 2.33 ERA)
Woods has been one of the most consistent starters in the National League this season. The lefty hasn’t surrendered more than three earned runs in each of his seven starts and will get the ball against the Rockies Monday.
Marco Estrada, Milwaukee Brewers (2-2, 6.05 ERA)
The Brewers pushed Estrada’s start back to Monday against the Pirates to give him a few extra days to rest because his last two outings have been disastrous. The righty has been rocked for 13 earned runs in his last 8 1/3 innings pitched.
Justin Grimm, Texas Rangers (2-2, 3.45 ERA)
Grimm impressed in his first three outings of the season, picking up two wins and keeping his ERA to a stellar 1.59 mark. But the rookie has struggled in back-to-back starts, taking losses to the Chicago White Sox and Brewers. The righty has issued seven free passes during the losing skid. He walked only four in his previous three starts.