Tuesday: Atlanta at Miami, 7:10 p.m. (SportSouth); Tim Hudson (3-2, 4.60 ERA) vs. Anibal Sanchez (3-3, 2.57)
Wednesday: Atlanta at Miami, 7:10 p.m. (SportSouth); Randall Delgado (3-5, 4.58) vs. Josh Johnson (3-3, 4.83)
Thursday: Atlanta at Miami, 7:10 p.m. (SportSouth); Mike Minor (2-4, 6.98) vs. Mark Buehrle (5-5, 3.53)
Friday: Toronto at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m. (FOX Sports South, Peachtree TV); Kyle Drabek (4-6, 4.65) vs. Brandon Beachy (5-4, 1.87)
Saturday: Toronto at Atlanta, 4:05 p.m. (FOX Sports South, Peachtree TV); Drew Hutchinson (5-2, 4.35) vs. Tommy Hanson (6-4, 3.71)
Sunday: Toronto at Atlanta, 1:35 p.m. (FOX Sports South); Hudson vs. Ricky Romero (6-1, 4.04)
Look out for
The Braves continue their run against NL East opponents with their first two games at Marlins Park, Miamis new stadium. The Braves are 5-11 against the East this season. They will then start a streak of 15 consecutive games against the AL East with three games against Toronto. The Braves have won three of four since losing eight straight. The Marlins, who have won five of six games, and the Nationals are tied for first in the NL East. Miami is 16-10 at home. The NL East and the AL East are the only two divisions in which every team is over .500. Chipper Jones can come off the DL on Friday, but manager Fredi Gonzalez wants him to go on a rehab assignment to the minors before he plays for the Braves.
Martin Prado hit .381 in May with one home run, nine RBIs and six steals without being caught. He leads the Braves with a .327 average and hes hitting .625 (5-for-8) against the Marlins this season. Dan Uggla hit .313 last week (5-for-16), with one home run and four RBIs. Jose Constanza has provided a spark since his promotion, going 6-for-10. Eric OFlaherty, who has taken over the eighth-inning setup spot from Jonny Venters, hasnt allowed an earned run since May 7 and has lowered his ERA from 7.56 on May 2 to 3.66. Chad Durbin was 2-0 with a 2.38 ERA in May and hasnt allowed a run since May 7. Hes pitched 7 13 consecutive scoreless innings, lowering his ERA from 8.25 to 5.12. Brandon Beachy has held opponents to three earned runs in his last 11 13 innings, but is 0-2 in those starts. He leads the NL with a 1.87 ERA.
Freddie Freemans new glasses have proven to be what he needed, but hes struggled since his first game with them. Hes 3-for-13 since his new goggles arrived, going 0-for-8 in Washington. Shortstop Andrelton Simmons doubled for his first career hit on Sunday, but is 1-for-7 in his first two games. Jason Heyward has a hit in four of his past five games, but is hitting only .235 and has only three RBIs in his past 10 games. Livan Hernandez has given up six hits and four runs in his past three innings, an ERA of 12.00.
Atlanta: Chipper Jones (calf) is on the 15-day DL. Brian McCann (knee) is day-to-day
On the farm
Top pitching prospect Julio Teheran had one of the best outings of his career on Sunday. He threw his first career complete game, allowing one run on seven hits, with six strikeouts and no walks in Triple-A Gwinnetts 5-1 victory over Charlotte. Hes 5-2 with a 2.73 ERA this year. Kris Medlen gave up five hits and four runs in 2 13 innings in his first start for Gwinnett on Saturday. He was sent down to build his strength and endurance in order to become a starter for the Atlanta Braves. Cory Gearrin is 3-0 with six saves and a 1.17 ERA in 30 13 innings. Catching prospect Christian Bethancourt is only six for his past 29 at-bats (.207) for Double-A Mississippi. Hes hitting .266 with 10 RBIs in 2012, missing time in May with a strained hamstring. Juan Jaime has nine saves and 28 strikeouts in 20 innings for High-A Lynchburg