Detroit Tigers (Pelfrey 0-2, 2.79) at Kansas City Royals (Volquez 2-0, 2.04) 7:15pm on FS1
Mike Pelfrey is having one weird start to his season: his 2.79 ERA suggest that his 0-2 record is a matter of tough luck, but the truth is that his low ERA is the result of exceptionally good luck. Pelfrey has allowed 12 hits and 7 walks in just 9 ⅔ innings, and has struck out just 6 – his WHIP is 1.10 higher than his SO/BB ratio. Even in his last start, which the Tigers lost 1-0, he was the beneficiary of unusual luck, allowing just 1 run, despite giving up 5 hits and 6 walks in 6 innings. Only by the grace of three double plays did he survive as long as he did. Weep not for Mike Pelfrey.
Edinson Volquez is off to a fine start for the World Champion Royals, having given up no more than 2 runs in any of his three starts. Most recently he went 6 innings against the A’s, allowing just 2 runs on 4 hits, but he also walked 4 and struck out just 2. It was a significant drop off from his previous start, when he K’ed 10 and walked none. All in all, however, his strikeout to walk ratio of 2.43 would be the best of his career.
Last night, the Tigers beat the Royals 3-2, as Detroit’s Victor Martinez collected his 1,000 career RBI, and Jordan Zimmerman lifted his record to 3-0 with 6 ⅓ innings of shutout baseball with 8 K’s.
Here’s the action from the FOX Sports Regional Networks across the land for Best of Live TV Beta Multi-Stream subscribers:
Los Angeles Dodgers (Kershaw 2-0, 1.64) at Atlanta Braves (Wisler 0-1, 4.61) 12:10pm ET on FOX Sports South
Seattle Mariners (Karns 1-1, 4.50) at Cleveland Indians (Anderson 0-1, 5.91) 12:10pm ET on SportsTime Ohio
Washington Nationals (Scherzer 2-0, 3.15) at Miami Marlins (Koehler 0-2, 6.30) 1:10pm ET on FOX Sports Florida
Tampa Bay Rays (Odorizzi 0-1, 2.41) at Boston Red Sox (Price 2-0, 4.50) 1:35pm ET on Fox Sports Sun
Minnesota Twins (Nolasco 0-0, 3.21) at Milwaukee Brewers (Jungmann 0-2, 9.00) 1:40pm ET on FOX Sports North & FOX Sports Wisconsin
Los Angeles Angels (Weaver 1-0, 4.35) at Chicago White Sox (Danks 0-2, 7.94) 2:10pm ET on FOX Sports West
Arizona Diamondbacks (Miller 0-1, 8.53) at San Francisco Giants (Cueto 3-0, 3.38) 3:45pm ET on FOX Sports Arizona
Oakland Athletics (Hill 1-2, 4.15) at New York Yankees (Severino 0-2, 5.91) 7:05pm ET on YES
Chicago Cubs (Arrieta 3-0, 1.23) at Cincinnati Reds (Finnegan 1-0, 2.04) 7:10pm ET on FOX Sports Cincinnati
Houston Astros (Keuchel 2-1, 2.18) at Texas Rangers (Griffin 1-0, 3.27) 8:05pm ET on FOX Sports Southwest
Pittsburgh Pirates (Cole 0-2, 4.22) at San Diego Padres (Shields 0-2, 4.05) 9:10pm ET on FOX Sports San Diego
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