Back to back series against the Philadelphia Phillies and Miami Marlins might not seem like a combination that would provide good pitching matchups for the Atlanta Braves but that is exactly what has and is happening. The series against the Phillies was all pitching duel except for the later innings of game two. The Marlins series appears to be stacked up for the exact same thing with a slight edge towards the Braves this time around.
Kris Medlen has been pitching very well so it was really no big surprise that he out-dueled Henderson Alvarez. From there it should tighten up though. The second game will be Julio Teheran against Tom Koehler. Teheran has the clear edge if he pitches well but Koehler has some ability as well. The last two should be gems with Mike Minor facing off against Jose Fernandez in game three and Alex Wood facing Nathan Eovaldi to wrap it up.
The Braves have the clear edge in the first two games and have taken the first one. The second should go their way as well unless Teheran were to struggle. From there it is time to set the DVR and enjoy watching footage of two great games. Minor has been great again as of late and is even better on the road. Wood has struggled but was better last time out and a good ole fashion pitcher’s duel should bring the good stuff right out of him. I for one am excited to be excited about this series and cannot wait to watch all of the footage.