Aces wild on Friday night in MLB, as we will see quite a few marquee names on the mound. It seems like we don’t appreciate Stephen Strasburg and Jacob deGrom as much as we should. Maybe it’s a result of sharing the attention with another legit ace on their respective staffs, but let’s take some time to appreciate how good each has pitched to start their career.
You could simply admire their career career ERA’s (deGrom 2.96, Strasburg 3.07) or take a look at the number of starts they have allowed 1 run or fewer. Per Baseball Reference, here is the list of the fewest starts allowing 1 or 0 runs in a pitcher’s first 112 games:
Decent company. That means deGrom, who has started 112 games, has allowed 1 run or fewer in just under 43% of all starts. Spectacular.
In today’s MLB betting guide, we will examine the following three matchups:
- Diamondbacks (Godley) at Nationals (Strasburg) -160 | O/U: 7 | 7:05 p.m. ET
- Yankees (Severino) at Angels (Heaney) +129 | O/U: 8 | 10:07 p.m. ET
- Mets (deGrom) at Padres (Richard) +144 | O/U: 7 | 10:10 p.m. ET
Let’s dive in.