Wednesday features some pitchers that are coming off of a string of games with big scorelines. Among them are hot over bets such as David Price of the Tampa Bay Rays and Mike Leake of the Cincinnati Reds that we've covered before. But we'll have a look at three other pitchers that have had a rough go of things recently and have been responsible for some high scorelines.
Tim Hudson, Atlanta Braves (4-2, 4.70 ERA)
Hudson is coming off his worst start of the season lasting just 3 2/3 innings and giving up six earned runs in an 8-2 loss versus the San Francisco Giants. Hudson's last four starts have gone over the total and his ERA is starting to balloon up around the 5.00 range. The Braves keep his games competitive as they provide him with 4.88 runs per start, but with opponents batting .300 against him, Hudson might require a little bit more run support.
Hudson gets the start against the Arizona Diamondbacks Wednesday. He was 1-0 with a 1.13 ERA in one start versus Arizona in 2012.
Wandy Rodriguez, Pittsburgh Pirates (3-2, 3.62 ERA)
Rodriguez began the season with three starts going under the total courtesy of a 0.56 ERA in those starts. His last four have gone over the total and his ERA is inching closer to 4.00 due to his 5.90 ERA since the bright start to the campaign. Rodriguez is also giving up more home runs as hitters have knocked seven dingers in his last four starts.
The Pirates face the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday. Rodriguez had his worst start of the season against the Brew Crew on April 29. He gave up seven earned runs in 3 2/3 innings of work en route to the 10-4 loss.
Shaun Marcum, New York Mets (0-3, 8.59 ERA)
The Mets righty has gotten off to a slow start this year in just four starts. He has just 14 2/3 innings pitched combined in those starts and has given up 14 earned runs. The Mets have played over the total in three of his four starts thus far this season. Marcum will be nursing an injury to his non-pitching hand as they head into action Wednesday.
Marcum and the Mets will face the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium Wednesday. He had one start versus the Cards in 2012 lasting five innings and giving up four earned runs as a member of the Brewers.