More than a month had passed on this year’s MLB season and America has once again have eyes fixed on their favorite past time. This month we encounter unexpected teams to rise while other teams failed to impress which makes me think of my MLB betting cards again. There are also several pitchers who are in danger of losing their starting jobs if they didn’t catch up.
Here are five pitchers who need strong pitching performances this week in order to keep their starting jobs.
Phil Hughes: New York Yankees
Phil Hughes put together a strong outing on Sunday as he pitched the New York Yankees to a 10-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals. The win on Sunday was huge for Hughes as he came into the game with a 1-4 record with a 7.48 ERA. With Andy Pettitte’s imminent return and Mariano Rivera lost for the season— Hughes will need to have another strong start this week to secure his spot in the rotation.
Patrick Corbin: Arizona Diamondbacks
Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin lasted only 3.1 innings on Saturday en route to a 4-3 loss to the New York Mets at Citi Field. Corbin fell behind hitters throughout and was tagged with all four runs in the loss. Corbin told reporters that he may have been trying too had to throw the perfect pitch. Corbin will have to find command of his pitches soon if he is going to keep his spot in the Diamondbacks starting rotation. He is scheduled to pitch Friday against the San Francisco Giants.
Chris Volstad: Chicago Cubs
Chicago Cubs pitcher Chris Volstad can’t seem to avoid the big inning. The second inning did Volstad in on Saturday as he gave up three runs en route to a 5-1 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers at Wrigley Field. Cubs skipper Dale Sveum seems to think Volstad’s woes could be associated to his mechanics from the stretch. One thing is for certain, Volstad will need to figure what is going on with his stretch mechanics if he is going to hold onto his spot in the rotation. Volstad is scheduled to…