June means the NBA will end, the NHL concludes and Major League Baseball takes center stage in the sports betting world.
The starting pitchers in baseball also begin to have better weather and their arms are rounding into shape for the all-important dog days of summer.
The list of pitchers that follow have had a success rate of at least 2 to 1 in starts for their teams over the past three season during June.
There is always a flip side to everything and there are pitchers on this list whose winning percentage is 33% or less during June over the past three seasons.
Good Months of June
Clay Buchholz for the Boston Red Sox is 9-0 over the past three seasons during June. However, this season thus far he is just 2-4 with a 7.02 ERA. He currently is on the DL and his return is unknown.
According to Bovada and betonline, Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey is 12-4 over the same period. This season his numbers are not terrific, but he is bringing his ERA down and that has helped lead the Toronto Blue Jays to the top in the AL East.
Southpaw C.C. Sabathia is 12-4 over the same period. He too was placed on the DL in mid May and he is not expected to return until sometime in July.
Veteran Justin Verlander has a record of 13-5 over the past 3 Junes. This season he has thrown too many walks and he has lacked command and velocity.
C.J. Wilson is 13-3 over the same period but this season he has not been that successful thus far. However, in his last 10 starts, Wilson has an ERA of 2.54 and controls the left side of home plate to the tune of a .194 opponent’s batting average.
Bad Months of June
According to topbet and sportsbook.com, Homer Bailey the right-hander for Cincinnati is just 2-9 over the past 3 Junes. However, he was 5-3 entering June, but his ERA is too high hovering around 5 and his opponents are hitting .295 against him.
Doug Fister is just 3-10 during June for the past three seasons. He was out of the rotation for Washington until May 9 and thus far has pitched well.
Ricky Nolasco is 4-12 during the past three Junes. Nolasco has not pitched well with an ERA of 6.12. The Minnesota starting rotation is so bad that Nolasco still holds down a starting position regardless of his poor ERA.
Bud Norris is just 4-10 over the past three seasons during the month of June. Norris has been successful at home, but during his career, he is just 15-32 on the road. He would be perfect play against material on the road.
Anibal Sanchez is just 4-8 in June the past three seasons. He has lacked run support for much of his career. This season he is .500 with a very good ERA of 2.49. If Detroit can score some runs he can reverse his poor outings of the past in June and win a few more this season.