Game 1. Friday, 5:15PM. MLB Network.
112 IP | 4.23 ERA | 4.46 FIP | .290 BABIP
Haren threw his shortest outing of the year his last time out, allowing four runs in four-plus innings in a second straight rough start. He's allowed 17 home runs in his last 12 starts. With a sub-90 mph fastball, his success depends on location.
114 IP | 3.14 ERA | 3.35 FIP | .300 BABIP
Lynn will lead the Cardinals into the second half of the season after last pitching July 9. In his past two outings, Lynn has pitched 13 1/3 innings, allowing two runs. In all, 11 of Lynn's 19 appearances this season have been quality starts.
Game 2. Saturday, 1:10PM. Fox Sports 1.
118 IP | 2.73 ERA | 2.92 FIP | .327 BABIP
Greinke pitched well enough to win against the Tigers, allowing three runs in seven innings, but he was out-dueled by a dominant Max Scherzer. The All-Star right-hander is 9-3 with a 2.93 ERA against the Cardinals in his career and beat them June 28.
18 IP | 3.44 ERA | 3.14 FIP | .344 BABIP
Kelly's return from the disabled list July 11 after missing most of the first half with a strained left hamstring didn't go according to plan. The right-hander lasted only three innings, allowing six runs on seven hits and two walks.
Game 3. Sunday, 5:05PM. ESPN.
96 IP | 1.78 ERA | 1.60 FIP | .279 BABIP
Kershaw snapped his scoreless streak at 41 innings last Thursday but still delivered an exceptional outing against the Padres. He allowed one run in a complete game, winning his eighth straight start. His ERA in that eight-game winning streak: 0.74.
For the first time in six starts this season, Martinez's outing last Sunday ended in a Cards loss as he surrendered four runs in four frames. As a starter, Martinez has a 4.13 ERA in 28 1/3 innings and has lasted six innings just once.