Atlanta Braves @Philadelphia Phillies
Friday, 9/6 7:05 PM
Mike Minor, LHP (13-5, 3.08 ERA) vs Cliff Lee, LHP (11-6, 3.09 ERA)
Minor's early-season home run troubles resurfaced on Saturday night, as he gave up a pair of opposite-field shots -- his second and third homers allowed since the All-Star break -- while going seven innings in a no-decision.
Saturday, 9/7 7:05 PMLee allowed nine hits and three runs in five innings over the weekend against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. After a rough stretch in July and early August, Lee has a 2.91 ERA in his last five starts.
Alex Wood, LHP (3-3, 3.15 ERA) vs Kyle Kendrick, RHP (10-12, 4.51 ERA)
Facing Miami for the second time as a starter, Wood was knocked around on Sunday, allowing seven earned runs over 2 1/3 innings in a 7-0 loss. He has received four runs or fewer in each of his last six starts.
Sunday, 9/8 1:35 PMThis has been a stretch to forget for Kendrick. He is 3-8 with a 6.23 ERA in 12 starts from June 30 through his last start Sunday against the Cubs at Wrigley Field.
Paul Maholm, LHP (10-10, 4.41 ERA) vs Cole Hamels, LHP (6-13, 3.50 ERA)
Maholm struggled with his command on Monday afternoon, giving up three runs on six hits and three walks. The 31-year-old lefty needed 100 pitches to last five innings and secure his first victory since June 30.
Hamels had an interesting start Monday against the Nationals. He allowed just two hits and one run in seven innings, but got pulled because he didn't feel right. It's not believed to be an issue.