Check out our quick-hitting betting notes on Friday's action in the National League:Colorado Rockies at Washington Nationals (-190, 7)Hot pitcher:
Rockies lefty specialist Rex Brothers has 30 straight scoreless outings (27 2/3 IP) since April 10 at San Francisco. His 0.29 ERA is the lowest in the bigs among relievers with at least 20 appearances. Cold pitcher:
Despite an excellent 2.50 ERA, the Nats are just 5-8 in Strasburg's starts this year.Weather:
Sunny skies and temperatures in the high-70s. Winds will blow from right to left at seven mph.Key betting stat:
The under is 21-7-1 in the last 29 meetings.New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies (-167, 7.5)Hot pitcher:
Cole Hamels has pitched well after a horrific start to the season. He is 1-1 with an ERA of 2.70 in his last three starts.Cold pitcher:
Mets closer Bobby Parnell has two losses and a blown save in his last seven appearances.Weather:
Temperatures in the mid-70s and winds blowing out to left field at seven mph.Key betting stat:
The Mets are 1-11 in Jeremy Hefner's last 12 starts as an underdog.
Atlanta Braves at Milwaukee Brewers (+119, 8.5)
Braves closer Craig Kimbrel has converted his last 10 save opportunities. Since May 7, his last blown save, his ERA has dropped from 3.38 to 1.65.Cold pitcher:
The Brewers are 0-3 in Wily Peralta's last three starts and 1-7 in his last eight outings.Weather:
Retractable roof.Key betting stat:
The under is 6-1 in Braves starter Julio Teheran's last seven starts overall.Cincinnati Reds at Arizona Diamondbacks (+112, 8)Hot pitcher:
Reds starter Johnny Cueto is unbeaten in 10 starts going back to last year and has held opponents to one run or less in five of his seven outings this year.Cold pitcher:
Diamondbacks starter Wade Miley is 1-5 with a 6.47 ERA in his last seven starts.Weather:
Retractable roof.Key betting stat:
The Reds are 13-3 in the last 16 meetings in Arizona.
Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres (+139, 6.5)
Dodgers reliever Kenley Jansen is third in the NL in holds and has an ERA of 1.08 in June.
Padres starter Clayton Richard has surrendered at least four earned runs in each of his previous six starts.Weather:
Partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the mid-60s. Winds will blow out to center field at four mph.Key betting stat:
The Padres are 4-17 in their last 21 games with Tim McClelland behind home plate.Miami Marlins at San Francisco Giants (-158, 7)Hot pitcher:
Marlins reliever Dan Jennings has an ERA of 1.00 in his last eight appearances.
Giants starter Tim Lincecum is 1-5 in his last six outings.Weather:
Sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-50s. Winds will blow out to right field at 12 mph.
Key betting stat:
The over is 10-2-1 in umpire Tim Timmons' last 13 games behind home plate. Total is seven Friday.InterleagueHouston Astros at Chicago Cubs (-173, 9)Hot pitcher:
Cubs starter Matt Garza threw seven innings of three-hit ball last time out against the New York Mets, but he didn't get the win because closer Carlos Marmol failed to hold a 3-0 lead in the ninth.Cold pitcher:
Cubs relief pitcher Shawn Camp has two blown saves in his last seven appearances.Weather:
There is a 40 percent chance of rain. Temperatures will be in the high-80s and winds will blow from right field to left field at eight mph.Key betting stat:
The under is 15-6-1 in the last 22 meetings at Wrigley Field in Chicago.Texas Rangers at St. Louis Cardinals (-104, 8)Hot pitcher:
Cardinals closer Edward Mujica has yet to record a blown save this season.Cold pitcher:
Rangers starter Derek Holland has given up four earned runs in back-to-back starts.Weather:
A 30 percent chance ot thunderstorms with temperatures in the low-90s. Winds will blow out to left field at eight mph.Key betting stat:
The under is 12-3-1 in Cardinals' last 16 interleague home games.