Next for Braves
Who: vs. Pirates
When: 7:10 p.m. Saturday.
TV; radio: SportSouth; 680 AM, 100.5 FM
Saturday’s matchup: Braves RH Kris Medlen (1-1, 2.57 ERA) vs. LH Brian Burres (2-2, 5.40 ERA).
– Medlen has no decisions and a 2.76 ERA in three fill-in starts. He pitched 5-2/3 innings (seven hits, two runs) in Sunday’s 10-inning loss at Pittsburgh, allowing two hits through the first four scoreless innings. He faced the Pirates one other time, getting a win in June 2009 when he pitched three scoreless innings of one-hit ball. In 16 overall appearances this season, lefties have hit .222 with a .265 OBP against him, while righties have hit .328 with a .361 OBP.
– Burres is 0-1 with a 7.90 ERA in the past three of his six starts this season, with 19 hits and seven walks allowed in 13-2/3 innings. He has an 8.20 road ERA in five games (four starts). Burres hasn’t faced the Braves. He has a 2.50 ERA in four home games (two starts), and a 8.20 ERA in five road games (four starts).
– DAVID O’BRIEN