Los Angeles Angels @ Atlanta Braves
Friday, 6/13 7:35 PM
C.J. Wilson, LHP (7-5, 3.32 ERA/3.66 FIP/3.58 xFIP)vs Aaron Harang, RHP (4-5, 3.33 ERA/2.93 FIP/3.71 xFIP)
Wilson will make his first career start against the Braves on Friday at Turner Field, looking to build upon a 7 1/3-inning performance on Sunday against the White Sox. Wilson won his first Interleague start this year with seven innings vs. the Mets.
While many continue to expect his magic to expire, Harang has allowed two earned runs or fewer in 10 of 13 starts. But he'll now be challenged by the Angels, who recorded 35 hits and 20 runs in 17 1/3 innings against him last year.
Saturday, 6/14 7:15 PM FOX
Garrett Richards, RHP (6-2, 3.09 ERA/2.65 FIP/3.40 xFIP)vs Gavin Floyd, RHP (1-2, 2.57 ERA/3.65 FIP/3.53 xFIP)
Richards is on a roll in his last two starts, tossing 15 innings, allowing one run while striking out 13 and walking none. He lowered his ERA from 3.65 to 3.09, a mark in the top 10 of the league.
Floyd bounced back from his roughest start of the season by allowing just three hits in 6 2/3 innings at Coors Field on Monday night. He has allowed two earned runs or fewer in five of his seven starts.
Sunday, 6/15 8:00 PM ESPN
Hector Santiago, LHP (0-6, 4.43 ERA/4.68 FIP/4.71 xFIP)vs Mike Minor, LHP (2-4, 4.31 ERA/4.19 FIP/3.65 xFIP)
Santiago earned a no decision Tuesday in his first start since being recalled. He threw six shutout innings and striking out eight A's, lowering his ERA from 4.82 to 4.15 in the process. He will start on four days rest for the first time in a month.
Minor will be looking to rebound after matching a career-high eight runs in just four innings on Tuesday at Coors Field. The Rocky Mountain air seemed to affect his curveball, which has been a key pitch for him this year.