Thursday’s series finale
Who: at Cardinals
When: 1:40 p.m. Thursday.
TV; radio: SPSO; 680 AM, 100.5 FM
Thursday’s matchup: Braves RHP Jair Jurrjens (0-2, 5.48 ERA) vs. RH Adam Wainwright (3-1, 1.69).
* Jurrjens is 1-2 despite a 2.14 ERA in three starts against the Cardinals, whom he held to six hits with seven strikeouts in eight scoreless innings of a Sept. 11 road win. He has a 3.68 ERA and .180 opponents’ average in two quality starts since his April 12 debacle at San Diego, but has received the second-worst run support in the National League this season (1.57 runs per nine innings pitched). Matt Holliday is 7-for-13 against him and Albert Pujols is 2-for-10.
* Ex-Braves prospect Wainwright is 4-0 with a 1.50 ERA in seven games against Atlanta, including four wins and a 1.73 ERA in four starts. He’s allowed two earned runs or fewer in all his starts this season and lasted at least eight innings in the past three. He has a 1.58 ERA and .200 opponents’ average in his past 17 home starts, with 119 strikeouts and 30 walks in 125-2/3 innings. Omar Infante is 4-for-6 against him, Yunel Escobar is 0-for-9, and David Ross is 2-for-11 with a homer.
* DAVID O’BRIEN