Atlanta Braves @Philadelphia Phillies
Friday, 6/27 7:05 PM
Julio Teheran, RHP (6-5, 2.41 ERA/3.39 FIP/3.68 xFIP) vs Kyle Kendrick, RHP (3-7, 4.20 ERA/4.25 FIP/4.35 xFIP)
Teheran returns to Philadelphia for the first time since tossing a three-hit shutout on April 16. He ranks among the NL's ERA leaders partly because he's limited the Phillies to one run in 17 innings this year.
Saturday, 6/28 2:05 PMKendrick ran into trouble in the fourth inning of his last outing against the Cardinals, when he surrendered five straight baserunners. Ultimately, he allowed five runs on eight hits in six innings. He had quality starts in his two prior outings.
Ervin Santana, RHP (5-5, 4.15 ERA/3.36 FIP/3.22 xFIP) vs Roberto Hernandez, RHP (3-6, 4.52 ERA/5.11 FIP/4.58 xFIP)
Santana has struggled most of the past six weeks, posting a 5.96 ERA in his past eight starts. But he finally showed some signs of improvement with the more consistent command he showed during Sunday's loss to the Nationals.
Hernandez allowed three hits, two runs, three walks and struck out six in six innings in Monday's 4-0 loss to the Marlins. But at least Hernandez picked up the first hit of his career, snapping a 0-for-40 funk.
Saturday, 6/28 7:15 PM
David Hale, RHP (1-0, 2.31 ERA/3.23 FIP/4.44 xFIP) vs Sean O'Sullivan, RHP (0-0, 0.00 ERA/0.00 FIP/0.00 xFIP)
Hale will make his first start since limiting the Reds to one run over eight innings on April 26. He has primarily served as a long reliever since then. He should be stretched out enough to complete at least four innings.
O'Sullivan will be promoted from Triple-A to make his first start with the Phillies. In 10 starts with Lehigh Valley this year, the right-hander has a 4.31 ERA. He made three starts with the Padres last season, going 0-2 with a 2.60 ERA.
Sunday, 6/29 1:35 PM
Aaron Harang, RHP (6-6, 3.78 ERA/3.13 FIP/3.92 xFIP) vs David Buchanan, RHP (4-3, 4.79 ERA/4.87 FIP/3.85 xFIP)
Harang has continued to be one of this season's biggest surprises. The veteran hurler, who was released by the Indians in late March, has allowed two earned runs or fewer in 12 of his 16 starts.
Buchanan allowed two runs on six hits and four walks while striking out two in five innings Tuesday against the Marlins. He is 3-0 with 3.06 ERA in his last three starts, although he has pitched more than five innings just once.