Pitching Report: Why has Strasburg been so unlucky this season?

Tuesday June 3rd, 2014
Stephen Strasburg has a .359 BABIP -- the second-highest in the league behind Jordan Zimmermann.
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It was inevitable that Wainwright would eventually have a bad start that wasn't against the Cubs (who have roughed him up twice this year) and it finally happened last week. He surrendered seven runs on eight hits and a walk in just 4 1/3 innings in a loss to the Giants. The rare tough day increased his ERA to 2.32 from 1.67. Expect him to bounce back on Tuesday against the Royals.

Chris Archer has struggled with walks this season, already issuing 26 free passes in 63 inning pitched.
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58.2 -- Percentage of Nathan Eovaldi's pitches that have been in the strike zone this year, which is tops in the majors. There is such a thing as being in the zone too much. Eovaldi could be better served with more waste pitches in the mix.

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