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MLB Weekend Pitching Report: The Best Money Pitchers
- Updated: July 27, 2012
Today we’re taking a look at the leading starting pitchers on the MLB odds money chart, and what some of them are up to this weekend. Here’s what we found.
No. 10 on the list is St. Louis’ Lance Lynn, who starts Friday vs. the Cubs at Wrigley. The Cardinals are 14-5 in Lynn’s starts this season, and they’re up $770 in his starts, based on theoretical $100 wagers. Lynn is also 3-0 against the Cubs this year, allowing just two runs in 19 1/3 innings vs. the NorthSiders.
No. 9 on the list is Cincy’s Johnny Cueto, who goes against Colorado Saturday. The Reds are 14-6 in Cueto’s starts this season, and plus $780 on the money chart. Cincy has won seven of Cueto’s last nine starts, as he’s worked his ERA down to 2.23. However, in his one start this year vs. the Rockies he got rocked for five runs and 11 hits in less than five innings of work.
Atlanta’s Tim Hudson, No. 7 on the money chart, starts for the Braves Sunday vs. the Phillies. Atlanta is 12-4 when Hudson has hit the hill this season, and up $830. Hudson, who just turned 37, has given up nine ER over his last 18 innings, but the Braves have still won his last four starts. And he’s 1-0 this year against Philly, holding them scoreless through seven innings three weeks ago. But that was before the Phillies got Ryan Howard and Chase Utley back.
Also Sunday the No. 6 money pitcher, Ryan Vogelsong (SF 13-5, + $895), goes for the Giants against Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers; No. 4 on the chart, Washington’s Gio Gonzalez (Wash. 15-5, + $920) faces off against Zack Greinke and the Brewers; and No. 2 RA Dickey (NY 15-5, + $1,210) will break out the knuckler for the Mets vs. Joe Saunders and the Diamondbacks.