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| WHOS HOT AND WHOS NOT
By Bob Acton of Sportingbet USA – now SuperBook.com –
The New York Mets are sizzling winning 8 of their past 11 andit all starts with solid pitching. Pedro has been awesome andnow Victor Zambrano is on a roll, as he has anERA of 1.86 over the past 19 innings covering 3 starts. All hehas to show for it is a 1-2 record as his team has been lackingwith the bat.
He should be in good shape however against the punchless Astros,who are tied with the Indians for the worst hitting average at.244 and have lost 23 of their past 28 games. They have only hitas a team, 44 homeruns in 1830 at bats.
Blue Jays Roy Halladays numbers are borderingon embarrassing for the rest of the major leagues, as his ERAis falling and falling. His past 3 starts, have cost Vegas a lotof money as his ERA of 0.39 has made the Jays a lock.
Kelvim Escobar has been spectacularin his 36 innings of work for the Angels this season with 43 strikeoutsas opposed to just 15 base on balls. The problem with Los Angelesis that they are offensively challenged these days without theservices of hitting stud Vladamir Guerrero!
San Francisco Giants catcher Mike Mathenywas considered one of the finest defensive catchers in the gameduring his days with St. Louis, but even he cannot help the Giantspoor pitching staff. Jason Schmidt used to beunhittable, yet now he is 3-2 in 10 starts and his ERA is 5.69.Veteran Kirk Ruetor is just 2-4 in 12 starts and his ERA is approaching5. Noah Lowery in 11 starts is 2-6 and the ERAof 5.57 is rising.
On the offensive side, the play of veterans MarquisGrissom 2 homeruns and 14 RBIs and Michael Tucker3 homeruns and 14 RBIs is contributing to the 10 losses in thelast 11 games.
This Yankee slide is putting a huge smile onmy face, as the Bronx Bombers are discombobulated to say the least.There is a huge chance that they will get swept by the Brewers,who send Doug Davis, Ben Sheetsand Chris Capuano to the hill against the strugglingpinstreipers.
The lefthanded Capuano has been lights out hispast 3 starts with an ERA of 1.64 covering a span of 22 innings.
Look for the Tigers to win the series finalein Los Angeles, as righthander Jason Johnsonhas been spectacular of late. He has pitched into the 8th inningin his past 5 starts and his ERA of 1.88 in the past 24 innings,makes him a strong play.
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