Three hot over pitchers on the mound Sunday

May 4, 2013 |
Sunday features a bevy of hurlers who have put together some starts where the total has gone over. A pair of National League aces highlight the action.

Mike Pelfrey, Minnesota Twins (2-3, 7.66 ERA, 4-1 o/u)

Pelfrey is coming off of a 4-3 loss to the Detroit Tigers and it was his first game this season that has gone under the total. He has had issues going beyond five innings pitched in his starts this season and his high ERA (7.66) and WHIP (1.93) have fueled the 11 runs per game average that combined scorelines hit in games he starts.

Pelfrey is slated to start against the Cleveland Indians Sunday. It will be his first start against the Tribe this season.

Matt Cain, San Francisco Giants (0-2, 6.49 ERA, 4-2 o/u)

Cain has had a rough start to the season and his stats are reflecting it. His 6.49 ERA is third highest among qualified pitchers in the National League. He has also surrendered the second most earned runs (25) in the NL. Only Brandon McCarthy of the Arizona Diamondbacks has more (27).

Cain will get the start versus the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday. The Dodgers will counter with Hyun-Jin Ryu.

Cain had his best start of the season versus the Dodgers in the Giants' first game of the season. He went six inning and didn't allow a run as the Giants took the 4-0 loss.

Roy Halladay, Philadelphia Phillies (2-3, 6.75 ERA, 5-1 o/u)

The big righty is coming off a terrible start versus the Cleveland Indians. Halladay was shelled for eight earned runs over 3 2-3 innings. The Phillies provide him with 3.17 runs per game in his starts which has helped him put together one of the top o/u records in baseball at 5-1.

The Phillies take on the Miami Marlins Sunday.

Halladay pitched eight innings and gave up one earned run in his lone start versus the Marlins on April 14. The Phillies won the game 2-1.

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