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Wednesday’s SP slate is somewhat limited. In one sense, there are a good amount of pitchers that rate as 110 or higher, capped by Ervin Santana, but pitchers 11 through 30 rate under the league average of 100. Brandon Beachy probably belongs in that top tier of pitchers and not mired at 98, but with a couple more strong starts he’ll quickly establish himself as on the NL’s elite once again.As always, leave comments or questions on methodology in the comments section below, and let me know what you think about Wednesday’s rankings!RankPitcherH/AOpponentProj. IPProj. ERProj. KGame ERAGame K/9Game Rating1Ervin SantanaHomeMarlins6. MillerHomePirates5. NovaHomeAngels7. PriceHomeMariners7. CorbinHomeOrioles6. ParkerHomeAstros6. LincecumAwayNationals6. GarzaHomeBrewers6. WeaverAwayYan...

Preview: Santana, Royals seek series victory over Marlins

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Gameday: Phillies (53-66) at Braves (73-47)

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Braves 6, Phillies 3

Chris Johnson drove in three runs, Jason Heyward homered and Brandon Beachy pitched six strong innings to help the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 on Wednesday night. The Braves have won two straight and 17 of 19 to lead the majors with a .612 winning percentage. Philadelphia, which has lost seven of eight series since All-Star break, has dropped 19 of 23. The...

Braves claim sixth consecutive series in 6-3 win over Phillies

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Live Bat Lands on Turner Field Grass, Braves Batboy Gives New Meaning to Job (Video)

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