St.Louis Cardinals @ Atlanta Braves
Monday, 5/5 7:00 PM
Shelby Miller, RHP (3-2, 3.15 ERA/6.20 FIP/4.91 xFIP)vs Aaron Harang, RHP (3-2, 2.97 ERA/2.98 FIP/3.87 xFIP)
Miller won half of his April starts despite struggling to maintain consistent command of his pitches all month. Homers (seven) and walks (21) have hurt him, though Miller has found a way to still keep his club in games.
Harang hopes to rebound from a rough end to an otherwise stellar April. His 0.85 ERA climbed more than two runs as he surrendered nine earned runs on 10 hits in 4 2/3 innings against the Marlins.
Tuesday, 5/6 7:10 PM
Tyler Lyons, LHP (0-2, 4.50 ERA/2.81 FIP/4.00 xFIP)vs Gavin Floyd, RHP (0-0, 0.00 ERA/0.00 FIP/0.00 xFIP)
Lyons is making his third start of the season after a brief stint in the bullpen. He's allowed six earned runs in 12 innings as a starter, compared to one in three innings as a reliever.
Pitching in place of Ervin Santana, who needs a few extra days to rest a bruised thumb, Floyd will be making his first start since undergoing Tommy John surgery last year. He'll get similar spot starts until a rotation spot opens.
Wednesday, 5/7 7:10 PM
Adam Wainwright, RHP (5-2, 2.16 ERA/2.66 FIP/3.26 xFIP)vs Mike Minor, LHP (0-1, 3.00 ERA/6.14 FIP/2.89 xFIP)
Wainwright was roughed up for the first time this season in his last start Friday against the Cubs, who snapped his 25-inning scoreless streak with a six-run outburst. He allowed more hits (10) than in his previous three starts combined (9).
Minor gave up two solo home runs and not much else in his season debut on May 2. He hopes to improve his command of his offspeed pitches, which he left out over the middle of the plate in the loss.