In his second start since being traded to the Atlanta Braves, Paul Maholm shut out the Mets on Friday night, allowing just 3 hits and walking none while striking out 5.
Maholm, who had faced the minimum through 5.1 innings, needed just 95 pitches to go the distance for his 4th career shutout. He now has a 3.50 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP on the season, both of which would be career bests (not counting a 6-start, 41.1 inning 2005 campaign). More impressively, in his last 9 starts, the 30-year-old Maholm is 6-1 with a filthy 1.18 ERA and 0.87 WHIP.
While his newfound dominance is certainly welcomed by the Braves as they try to overtake the Nationals for the NL East crown, Paul Maholm is proving to be a late-season MVP for his fantasy owners as well. If you’re lucky enough to have him on your team, cross your fingers, and continue to ride him into the fantasy playoffs.