Thursday's streaking and slumping starting pitchers
A relatively quiet day around major league parks Thursday, but still an opportunity to look at a pair of streaking pitchers and a pair of slumping hurlers.Streaking
Adam Wainwright, St. Louis Cardinals (9-3, 2.34 ERA)
Wainwright is one of the best starters in the National League and has won his last four starts and five of his last six. He's involved in a marquee matchup Thursday afternoon as the Cards are in New York to face the Mets. Matt Harvey gets the ball for the Mets.Cliff Lee, Philadelphia Phillies (7-2, 2.55 ERA)
The Phillies lefty has been on fire since early May and has recorded six wins in his last eight starts. His ERA over those last eight appearances is a sparkling 1.84.SlumpingHiroki Kuroda, New York Yankees (6-5, 2.84 ERA)
The Yankees started the season winning seven of Kuroda's first nine starts. Since then, they've lost his last four starts. Kuroda has an ERA of 5.23 in those starts.
Ervin Santana, Kansas City Royals (4-5, 2.99 ERA)
Santana started the season in stellar fashion, but he has slowed down recently. The Royals are 1-6 in his last seven starts and they have scored four or more runs in just two of those outings.