CINCINNATI REDS (10-11) @ ATLANTA BRAVES (10-11)
THURSDAY APRIL 30, 2015 @ 7:10 PM
MIKE LEAKE, RHP (0-1) 3.90 ERA
SHELBY MILLER, RHP (3-0) 2.05 ERALeake delivered a second straight quality start with seven innings vs. the Cubs, but he gave away a pair of leads on homers by Anthony Rizzo and nemesis Chris Coghlan. His nine strikeouts were a season high.
Miller has relied heavily on the sinker he developed late last season, and he has also shown consistent command with both his four-seam and cut fastballs. He has produced a 2.02 ERA over his past 11 starts, dating back to Aug. 23
FRIDAY MAY 1, 2015 @ 7:35 PM
ANTHONY DESCALFINI, RHP (2-1) 1.04 ERA
During a 5-2 loss to the Cubs on Sunday, when only one of his five runs allowed was earned over five innings, DeSclafani wished he located his pitches better. He missed too much over the plate and lacked an effective slider.
MIKE FOLTYNEWICZ, RHP (0-3) 2.08 ERA (GWINNETT)
SATURDAY MAY 2, 2015 @ 7:10 PMFoltynewicz will be making his first major league start, replacing Trevor Cahill. He has looked dominant with Gwinnett posting a 2.08 ERA but has failed to get a victory. Foltynewicz pitched in the majors last season, in a relief role, going 0-1 with a 5.30 ERA.
JASON MARQUIS (2-1) RHP 5.48 ERA
ERIC STULTS LHP (1-1) 4.03 ERAMarquis tied a career high with 113 pitches and eight innings of work in a 9-6 win over the Brewers on Monday. His sinker appeared to be working well as he induced three double plays.
SUNDAY MAY 3, 2015 @ 1:35 PMSince being damaged by the home run in both of his first two starts, Stults has delivered two strong outings. He has surrendered eight hits in the 12 1/3 innings he has completed during his past two starts.
JOHNNY CUETO (2-2) RHP 1.95 ERA
JULIO TEHERAN RHP (2-1) 4.67 ERACueto has worked back-to-back games of eight innings vs. the Brewers. The first one was a career-high 125 pitches, but on Tuesday, he used only 85. His two mistakes were hanging curveballs, both first pitches hit for leadoff home runs.
After evaluating Teheran's recent struggles, the Braves want him to get back to consistently relying on his fastball. But the Nationals missed just two of the 19 fastballs they swung at against him on Tuesday.