Edinson Volquez has looked like the real deal so far this season, having given up no more than 1 earned run in any of his starts. Mark Hendrickson has also pitched pretty well since being a starter this season. Except for his first start of the season, he hasn't given up more than 3 earned runs in any of his other starts and sports a 5-1 record. Two starters who aren't household names keep this line from opening lower, whereas yesterday Oswalt vs. Zito was a 7.5 total purely on name alone. Both of those pitchers have not pitched well at all this season and that one easily went over.
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