Paul Maholm (12-10, 3.90 ERA) looks to reverse his recent struggles as the Braves go for their fifth straight win Tuesday. In Maholm's last start at Milwaukee Wednesday, the lefty lasted just 4 1/3 innings and allowed six runs on nine hits--two starts after he made it through just two innings and allowed seven runs to Philadelphia.
Maholm's fastball command lacked in his recent outings, and home runs again were a problem for the Braves' trade deadline acquisition.
He'll face off against Nathan Eovaldi (4-12, 4.71 ERA), who came to Miami from Los Angeles in the Hanley Ramirez trade and has been solid in his starts at Marlins Park. His command can be hit-or-miss, so he'll have to be sharp against a Braves lineup that usually shows nice patience at the plate.
Atlanta won Monday night's series opener, 7-5, and pulled to within five games of idle Washington in the NL East hunt.
Game Date/Time: Tuesday, September 18, 7:10 p.m. ET
Location: Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia
Radio: 680 The Fan