Atlanta Braves @New York Mets
Friday, 5/24 7:10 PM
Kris Medlen, RHP (1-5, 3.02 ERA) vs Jeremy Hefner, RHP (0-5, 5.00 ERA)
Medlen dug deep for his highest pitch count of the season his last time out, throwing 112 pitches over seven frames in a 3-1 win against the Dodgers. He is 3-0 against the Mets as a starter, with a 1.58 ERA in 15 career appearances.
Saturday, 5/25 7:15 PMHefner, 0-5 this year with a 5.00 ERA in nine games (eight starts), will give it another go on Friday against the Braves. It's his first time facing first-place Atlanta this year.
Mike Minor, LHP (5-2, 2.78 ERA) vs Dillon Gee, RHP (2-5, 6.04 ERA)
Minor struck out a season-high nine batters in his last start against the Dodgers, throwing six innings before a rain delay. He is 3-1 in seven career starts against the Mets, but he was tagged for two home runs in a no-decision on May 3 in Atlanta.
Gee, just 2-5 with a 6.04 ERA this season, took positive steps in his last start against the Cubs. He allowed three runs in five innings and struck out six.
Sunday, 5/26 8:05 PM
Julio Teheran, RHP (3-1, 3.99 ERA) vs Shaun Marcum, RHP (0-5, 6.59 ERA)
Despite not having his changeup, Teheran took a shutout into the ninth inning and threw a career-high 123 pitches in a 5-1 win over the Twins on Monday. He has walked just two batters over his last five starts.
An obstruction call hurt Marcum last Monday against the Reds, though all four of the runs against him were earned. His last two starts have been his best of the season, a sign that he may finally be 100 percent healthy.