Seattle Mariners @ Atlanta Braves
Tuesday, 6/3 7:10 PM
Erasmo Ramirez, RHP (1-4, 6.00 ERA/5.80 FIP/4.75 xFIP)vs Gavin Floyd, RHP (0-2, 2.37 ERA/3.13 FIP/3.38 xFIP)
Ramirez will be recalled from Triple-A to make the start. After a 1-0 start to 2014, Ramirez was winless in his next five outings, posting a 1-4 record with a 6.00 ERA this season. He was sent down to Triple-A after his May 7 start.
Floyd has allowed two earned runs or fewer in three of his first four starts since returning from Tommy John surgery. He found greater comfort with his changeup during last week's start against the Red Sox.
Wednesday, 6/4 12:10 PM
Hisashi Iwakuma, RHP (3-2, 3.09 ERA/3.80 FIP/3.11 xFIP)vs Mike Minor, LHP (2-3, 3.41 ERA/4.28 FIP/3.68 xFIP)
Iwakuma (3-2, 3.09 ERA) has fallen victim to the long ball (four homers allowed) in his last two outings, losing both after a strong start to May. He gave up five runs in six innings in a loss to the Tigers.
One NL evaluator recently referred to Minor as the smartest pitcher in Atlanta's rotation. Solo home runs have accounted for most of the damage incurred by the southpaw, who has benefited from the improvement of his curveball.