Atlanta Braves @Philadelphia Phillies
Monday, 4/14 7:00 PM
Ervin Santana, RHP (1-0, 0.00 ERA/1.68 FIP/2.35 xFIP) vs Roberto Hernandez, RHP (1-0, 4.35 ERA/3.57 FIP/2.09 xFIP)
Santana gave up only three hits in eight scoreless innings during his Braves debut, a 4-3 win against the Mets on Wednesday. His first 20 pitches against New York were strikes, setting a Major League record.
Tuesday, 4/15 7:05 PMHe allowed seven hits, four runs, one walk and one home run Wednesday in a loss to Milwaukee. He struck out nine Brewers, picking up eight with his changeup. The nine strikeouts were the second most of his career.
David Hale, RHP (0-0, 2.89 ERA/4.15 FIP/5.30 xFIP) vs Cliff Lee, LHP (2-1, 5.50 ERA/2.41 FIP/2.95 xFIP)
Hale struggled to command his sinker as he allowed four earned runs and lasted just 4 1/3 innings against the Mets on Thursday. His sinker could prove to be a valuable weapon in the offensive-friendly Citizens Bank Park.
Lee allowed eight hits, three runs and struck out eight in six innings Thursday against the Brewers. Lee didn't get the run support he needed, and therefore had to take an early exit as the Phillies needed a pinch-hitter.
Wednesday, 4/16 7:05 PM
Julio Teheran, RHP (1-1, 2.84 ERA/4.71 FIP/5.10 xFIP) vs David Buchanan, RHP (0-0, 0.00 ERA/0.00 FIP/0.00 xFIP)
Despite struggling to get a feel for his slider, Teheran has notched three straight quality starts to open 2014. Teheran owns a 5.79 ERA against the Phillies in four career outings that include three starts.
4/13/2014: Buchanan was removed from his Triple-A start after just one inning on Sunday, which suggests that he could be A.J. Burnett's replacement this Wednesday, Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Thursday, 4/17 1:05 PM
Alex Wood, LHP (2-1, 1.89 ERA/4.39 FIP/3.33 xFIP) vs Jonathan Pettibone, RHP (0-0, 1.80 ERA/4.38 FIP/2.86 xFIP)
Wood has eclipsed the 100-pitch mark in back-to-back starts but managed to give up only three earned runs in 12 innings between the two outings. He has surrendered leadoff homers in the first inning of two of his three starts.
Pettibone, who opened the season with Triple-A Lehigh Valley, made his 2014 debut Saturday in a victory over the Marlins, allowing two runs (one earned run) on eight hits and one walk while striking out five in five innings.