San Diego Padres @ Atlanta Braves
Friday, 7/25 7:35 PM
Jesse Hahn, RHP (5-2, 2.21 ERA/2.80 FIP/2.94 xFIP)vs Alex Wood, LHP (4-6, 2.95 ERA/3.39 FIP/3.34 xFIP)
Though he's only made seven starts, Hahn has emerged as arguably the Padres' top pitcher. Hahn is coming off a pair of two-inning starts in the Minors as part of a rest regime, with the Padres carefully monitoring the rookie's pitch count.
Wood battled through rainy conditions in his last start to three-hit the Phillies in six strong innings. He demonstrated good command, issuing zero free passes, fanning eight and retiring the final 13 batters he faced.
Saturday, 7/26 7:10 PM
Odrisamer Despaigne, RHP (2-1, 1.31 ERA/3.67 FIP/4.39 xFIP)vs Julio Teheran, RHP (9-6, 2.64 ERA/3.44 FIP/3.61 xFIP)
The Padres will give Despaigne one extra day of rest after he threw 123 pitches his last time as he came within four outs of the first no-hitter in club history. He's allowed two or fewer runs and gone six or more innings in all five of his starts.
Teheran began his second half with the type of start that earned him his first All-Star nod. He fanned a career-high 11 and gave up one run in seven innings against Miami, his 15th start allowing two earned runs or fewer.
Sunday, 7/27 5:05 PM
Eric Stults, LHP (3-12, 5.00 ERA/5.20 FIP/4.34 xFIP)vs Mike Minor, LHP (3-6, 5.32 ERA/4.37 FIP/3.68 xFIP)
Stults, who lost his National League worst 12th game of the year against the Cubs on Tuesday, will pitch on Sunday against a Braves team that he is 2-2 with a 2.48 ERA against over seven appearances.
Minor's 2014 woes continued as he allowed double-digit hits for the fourth time in his past eight starts. The left-hander had previously given up 10 or more hits only twice in his first 92 career starts.
Monday, 7/28 12:10 PM
Ian Kennedy, RHP (8-9, 3.66 ERA/3.11 FIP/3.30 xFIP)vs Ervin Santana, RHP (9-6, 3.87 ERA/3.26 FIP/3.32 xFIP)
Kennedy will look to advance his perfect 3-0 mark in July after going 5-9 during the first three months of the season. He's 2-0 with a 3.79 ERA in six career games against the Braves.
Santana pitched into the eighth inning for the second time in his past four starts after making it that far only once in his first 15 starts. He's tossed six quality starts in his past seven outings.