Atlanta Braves @Washington Nationals
Monday, 9/16 7:05 PM
Mike Minor, LHP (13-7, 3.15 ERA) vs Dan Haren, RHP (9-13, 5.02 ERA)
The ugliest start of Minor's career came against the Nationals on Aug. 17, when he allowed four runs, four hits, issued four walks and recorded just five outs. He threw six innings of two-run ball against the Nationals two starts before that.
Tuesday, 9/17 7:05 PMHaren held the Mets to just one hit over six innings in his previous start, walking one and striking out eight. With one more win, he will reach double-digit victories for the ninth consecutive season.
Freddy Garcia, RHP (1-1, 1.32 ERA) vs Tanner Roark, RHP (6-0, 1.30 ERA)
Garcia has been effective in two long relief appearances since joining the Braves on Sept. 1, and he allowed only one run in six strong innings in Thursday's win in Miami, his first Major League start since June 23.
Roark has been spectacular in limited action this season, winning each of his two Major League starts. On Tuesday, he will look to become the first rookie this season to win seven decisions in a row.
Wednesday, 9/18 7:05 PM
Alex Wood, LHP (3-3, 3.45 ERA) vs Ross Ohlendorf, RHP (4-0, 3.15 ERA)
Wood had his spot in the rotation skipped last Thursday after allowing 11 earned runs over seven innings in his last two starts, a stark departure from the league-best 0.90 ERA he posted in five starts in the month of August.
Because Stephen Strasburg is not available to start until Thursday at the earliest, Ohlendorf will again take his place in the rotation. Ohlendorf allowed just one run on five hits Friday against the Phillies.