Thursday, August 22, 7:15 PM Busch Stadium
Paul Maholm, LHP
9-9, 4.41 ERA
Maholm will be activated from the DL to start for the Braves. He's been out with a bruised left wrist and hasn't pitched since July 20. Maholm pitched well in a rehab start for Class A Rome on Saturday and came away encouraged by his command.
Joe Kelly, RHP
4-3, 3.01 ERA
Kelly has been the Cardinals' best pitcher as of late. He's not been scored upon in three of his last five starts, and the Cards have won six of the seven starts he has made since becoming a permanent rotation member.
Friday, August 23, 7:15 PM Busch Stadium
Kris Medlen, RHP
10-11, 3.71 ERA
Medlen worked three innings in Saturday's loss to the Nationals, throwing 47 pitches and giving up the decisive home run to Adam LaRoche in the 15th inning. He was bumped back in the rotation after the emergency relief appearance.
Adam Wainwright, RHP
14-7, 2.66 ERA
After four winless starts, Wainwright became the second NL pitcher to reach 14 wins with a victory his last time out against the Cubs. He threw seven innings for the 21st time in his 26 starts and struck out 11 for the second time this year.
Saturday, August 24, 6:15 PM CDT, Busch Stadium
Julio Teheran, RHP
10-6, 2.96 ERA
Teheran had to scramble to navigate six shutout innings on Sunday, stranding two runners in each of the first three frames. He has allowed more than two earned runs in only one of his last seven road starts this season.
Shelby Miller, RHP
11-8, 2.98 ERA
Miller faced the Braves once before, taking a loss on July 28 after throwing 5 2/3 innings, allowing six hits and three runs (two earned), with two walks and six strikeouts. The 22-year-old righty is 1-1 in August with a 4.41 ERA.
Sunday, August 25, 1:15 PM CDT, Busch Stadium
Brandon Beachy, RHP
2-1, 4.50 ERA
Through five starts, Beachy has thrown well in his comeback from Tommy John surgery. A couple of costly pitches have hurt him, but he's been reliable. His slider is improving to the point where it's becoming another weapon in his repertoire.
Lance Lynn, RHP
13-7, 3.97 ERA
Lynn had good stuff in his last outing against the Crew, but he gave up five runs (three earned) in a decisive fourth-inning rally. He dropped to 13-7 after allowing six runs (four earned) on nine hits (all singles) in six innings of work.
This is a lazy GDT.