Monday's streaking and slumping MLB starting pitchers

Apr 21, 2013 |
Here are two streaking and two slumping MLB pitchers set to take the hill Monday.


A.J. Griffin, Oakland Athletics (2-0, 2.25 ERA)

Griffin has pitched 20 innings in three starts this season and has allowed only five earned runs. The over is 2-1 in Griffin's games because of the potency of the A's offense.

Matt Moore, Tampa Bay Rays (3-0, 1.00 ERA)

With reigning-Cy Young winner David Price now at four mediocre starts in this campaign, the Rays are fortunate Moore has picked up the slack. Moore has the fifth-best ERA in the majors at 1.00, including two shutouts, while giving up only eight hits and striking out 20 batters. The under is 2-0-1 in his starts.


Dan Haren, Washington Nationals (1-2, 8.10 ERA)

Haren has struggled since returning to the National League in the offseason. The former Angel hasn't pitched more than six innings, giving up at least seven hits, including a four-home run game in his opener against the Reds. The over is 3-0 in Haren's starts.

Joe Blanton, Los Angeles Angels (0-3, 8.59 ERA)

The Angels have the second-worst team ERA in all of baseball and Blanton is one of the biggest reasons why. In each of his three starts, Blanton has yielded at least four earned runs and seven hits for a 8.59 ERA and 0-3 record. The over is 3-0 in Blanton's starts.

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