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Probable Pitchers

Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Julio Teheran, RHP
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    Julio Teheran, last 3 starts
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    Julio Teheran, last 5 years vs. PHI
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Despite struggling to get a feel for his slider, Teheran has notched three straight quality starts to open 2014. Teheran owns a 5.79 ERA against the Phillies in four career outings that include three starts.

Cliff Lee, LHP
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    Cliff Lee, last 3 starts
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    Cliff Lee, regular season
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    Cliff Lee, last 5 years vs. ATL
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Lee allowed eight hits, three runs and struck out eight in six innings Thursday against the Brewers. Lee didn't get the run support he needed, and therefore had to take an early exit as the Phillies needed a pinch-hitter.

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Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Alex Wood, LHP
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Wood has eclipsed the 100-pitch mark in back-to-back starts but managed to give up only three earned runs in 12 innings between the two outings. He has surrendered leadoff homers in the first inning of two of his three starts.

A.J. Burnett, RHP
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    A.J. Burnett, last 5 years vs. ATL
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Burnett learned Monday he has an inguinal hernia, but he said he plans to pitch with the injury the remainder of the season. He has walked 14 in 16 innings so far, which is a ratio that must improve.

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Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets

, Citi Field
Aaron Harang, RHP
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Career stats

Harang recorded his three quality starts in three tries this season. His two earned runs allowed in his first three starts marks his best start to a season since he did the same thing as a rookie in 2002.

Jon Niese, LHP
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With a short bullpen, the Mets desperately needed length from Niese on Saturday in Anaheim. He obliged with a remarkably efficient 7 1/3 innings, needing only 96 pitches to record 22 outs.

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Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets

, Citi Field
Ervin Santana, RHP
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Career stats

Santana is coming off consecutive strong starts including six innings of four-hit baseball in which he allowed one run and matched a career-high 11 strikeouts. Santana now has 12 starts in which he has reached double figures.

Bartolo Colon, RHP
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Colon's last outing was one of the worst of his 17-year career. Four of the 11 hits that Colon gave up went over the fence at Angel Stadium, resulting in nine earned runs. Next up are the Braves, whom Colon shut out over seven innings on April 8.

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Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets

, Citi Field
David Hale, RHP
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Hale struggled to command his sinker as he allowed four earned runs and lasted just 4 1/3 innings against the Mets on April 10.

Zack Wheeler, RHP
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Still searching for the efficiency he showed in Spring Training, Wheeler was nonetheless much better last time out in Phoenix, giving up two runs in 6 1/3 innings. He has delivered two quality starts in three tries this season, despite his 4.67 ERA.

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