MLB: Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox
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Ricky Nolasco, Minnesota Twins @ Tampa Bay Rays
Nolasco is off to a rough start at 1-2 with a 6.08 ERA. He’s been particularly brutal on the road at 0-2 with a 8.62 ERA. I’m banking on the law of averages here. Nolasco is better than he’s been. If you’re in a close ERA battle, don’t take the leap with me.
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Season Totals:  6-6, 120 IP, 92 Ks, 3.98ERA (53 earned runs), 1.38 WHIP (120 hits, 45 walks)
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Wade Miley
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Wade Miley, Arizona Diamondbacks @ Chicago Cubs
Miley is 2-2 with a 4.35 ERA. He’s pitching on the road where 1-0 with a 1.93 ERA vs. 1-2 at home with a 6.35 ERA. Last year he had a 3.09 road ERA against a 4.15 home mark.
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Season Totals:  5-6, 113 IP, 88 Ks, 4.14 ERA (52 earned runs), 1.42 WHIP (116 hits, 45 walks)
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Jason Hammel
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Jason Hammel, Chicago Cubs vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
Hammel is 2-1 with a 3.05 ERA and a 0.73 WHIP. He has 16 Ks in 20.2 innings. He has two of the Cubs five wins. The D’back also have just five wins.
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Season Totals:  4-6, 107 IP, 86 Ks, 4.21 ERA (50 earned runs), 1.44 WHIP (110 hits, 44 walks)
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Zach McAllister
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Zach McAllister, Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals
McAllister is 2-0 with a 2.04 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP. He has thrown 7.2 scoreless innings at home. He’s 4-3 lifetime in April with a 2.83 ERA.
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Season Totals:  3-6, 101 IP, 80 Ks, 4.37 ERA (49 earned runs), 1.46 WHIP (106 hits, 41 walks)
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Jesse Chavez
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Jesse Chavez, Oakland A’s vs. Houston Astros
Chavez is winless in three starts, but has a 1.35 ERA and a 0.85 WHIP with quality starts against the Mariners, Twins and Angels. He threw 6.1 scoreless innings against the Astros last year.
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Season Totals:  3-6, 95.1 IP, 75 Ks, 4.25 ERA (45 earned runs), 1.41 WHIP (98 hits, 36 walks)
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Roenis Elias
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Roenis Elias, Seattle Mariners @ Miami Marlins
Elias is 1-1 with a 2.16 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP. A favorable matchup with the Marlins should keep him on a roll.
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Season Totals:  2-6, 89.1 IP, 72 Ks, 4.53 ERA (45 earned runs), 1.43 WHIP (94 hits, 34 walks)
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Alfredo Simon
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Alfredo Simon, Cincinnati Reds @ Chicago Cubs
Simon is 1-1 with a 1.20 ERA and a 0.73 WHIP. He has a career 3.98 ERA and a 2.64 ERA since joining the Reds in 2012. Simon has a 3.38 career ERA against the Cubs
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Season Totals:  2-5, 83.1 IP, 70 Ks, 4.43 ERA (41 earned runs), 1.42 WHIP (85 hits, 33 walks)
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