Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 7/29/13
After an amazing six week run, Jeremy Hefner has struggled in back to back starts against the Phillies and Braves who torched him for 13 earned runs and 16 hits over 6.1 innings. Before that, Hefner was flying high with a 1.76 ERA over his previous six starts, and the Marlins may be just the right cure to get him back on track. With the worst ranked offense in the league, Marlins hitting coach resigned this weekend and the offense has struggled mightily. MLB betting at TopBet.eu likes Hefner’s chances. Hefner made his season debut against the Marlins and held them to just one run on five hits and one walk over six innings while striking out three. Prior to this mini setback, Hefner led the majors in ERA during the span from June 4th to July 19th covering eight starts. He had allowed two earned runs or fewer in those eight starts, the longest such stretch since Johan Santana had 13 straight such starts from 2008-2009. Hefner’s streak of allowing two or fewer earned runs over eight starts
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