Los Angeles Dodgers @ Atlanta Braves
Friday, 5/17 7:30 PM
Hyun-Jin Ryu, LHP (4-2, 3.40 ERA)vsPaul Maholm, LHP (4-4, 3.94 ERA)
Ryu went 6 2/3 innings in his last start, allowing one run on five hits to beat the Marlins. The left-hander has gone at least six innings in eight outings, the only Dodgers starter to do so. The rookie has 51 strikeouts in 50 1/3 innings.
Maholm has allowed three runs or fewer in five of his first eight starts and at least six runs in his other two outings. A couple of defensive miscues hurt him as he allowed the Giants six runs in 4 1/3 innings Saturday.
Saturday, 5/18 7:10 PM
Chris Capuano, LHP (1-2, 6.60 ERA)vs Kris Medlen, RHP (1-5, 3.44 ERA)
Capuano earned his first win Sunday, striking out seven and allowing one run on five hits in 6 1/3 innings against Miami. The left-hander is 5-3 with a 2.75 ERA in 12 career appearances against the Braves, including 10 starts.
After producing two consecutive solid seven-inning efforts to start this month, Medlen matched a career high by allowing three homers in Sunday's loss to the Giants. He has allowed seven homers in his past six starts.
Sunday, 5/19 1:35 PM
Matt Magill, RHP (0-0, 6.92 ERA)vs Mike Minor, LHP (5-2, 2.75 ERA)
Magill will start in place of the injured Josh Beckett. He looked good in his Major League debut April 27, allowing two runs in 6 2/3 innings with seven strikeouts against the Brewers. But he's allowed eight runs combined in his past two starts.
Minor has allowed a home run in each of his past four starts. But the lefty has not surrendered more than one run in either of his past two outings. He has compiled a 2.40 ERA in his past 23 starts dating back to July 5.