Tuesday: Marlins RHP Rick VandenHurk (2-2, 4.44 ERA) vs. Braves RHP Tim Hudson (2-1, 3.56 ERA).
Wednesday: Marlins RHP Ricky Nolasco (12-9, 5.28 ERA) vs. Braves RHP Javier Vazquez (15-9, 2.83 ERA).
Marlins LF Chris Coghlan hit .370 in his past 61 games before Sunday, with 27 extra-base hits, 28 RBIs and a .423 on-base percentage in that span. He led NL rookies in average (.312), OBP (.383), runs (76) and hits (148) before Sunday.
Braves 2B Martin Prado is 19-for-39 (.487) with 10 doubles, two homers and seven RBIs in his past 10 games. ... 1B Adam LaRoche was 29-for-83 (.349) with six doubles, four homers and 18 RBIs in his last 22 games.
Sanchez is 2-3 with a 2.61 ERA in his past eight starts and lasted five innings or fewer in five. On Tuesday against Philadelphia, he allowed just two hits in eight scoreless innings. Sanchez is 3-4 with a 4.63 ERA in eight starts against the Braves, including 2-2 with a 4.15 ERA in four this season. Brian McCann is 5-for-15 with a homer off him. Ryan Church is 9-for-19 with a homer.
Jurrjens is 4-2 with a 1.91 ERA in his past eight starts, including six games in which he allowed two earned runs or fewer in seven or more innings. He’s a modest 6-6 in 16 home games despite a 2.66 ERA and 11 quality starts. Against Florida, he’s 2-1 with a 5.46 ERA in five starts, including 1-0 with a 2.77 ERA in two this season. Hanley Ramirez is 5-for-14 with three homers against him.
The Braves haven’t been able to acquire the ace they might have wanted for the top of their rotation, but they secured the depth they needed Monday with the signing of free agent right-hander Gavin Floyd.
One week after the Braves were eliminated by the Dodgers in a four-game division series, Braves general manager Frank Wren met with the team’s beat writers and discussed the 2013 season and the team’s needs going into the offseason.