stake. We're playing for something, and we'll keep pushing." The Pirates could be in for a serious challenge as Ervin Santana (12-6, 3.66 ERA) faces them for the first time in the opener. The Atlanta right-hander allowed two runs and
Braves: After completing their 10-game homestand, the Braves open a series at Pittsburgh on Monday night as RHP Ervin Santana goes for his 13th win. Santana (12-6) leads the Braves in wins.
right-handed pitching. So for Gonzalez to make the switch when he did, he must have really needed that spark. 2. ERVIN SANTANA WAS BRILLIANT ON THE MOUND, BUT A DISASTROUS SECOND INNING ALMOST DERAILED THE NIGHT Santana started his night by
Ervin Santana won his sixth straight start at Turner Field, Justin Upton drove in the go-ahead run in the fifth inning and the Atlanta Braves
us. But there's a lot of baseball to play. It's no time to panic." The Braves should still be confident with Ervin Santana (11-6, 3.69) taking the mound Wednesday. He's a posted a 2.60 ERA during a five-start home win streak
opposing hitters to a .198 average. He has 32 strikeouts and only four walks during his winning streak. Braves: Ervin Santana (11-6) will also be looking to stretch his winning streak to five in a row. He has worked at least six innings
but here's how would have worked. BJ Upton plus one of the braves' starting pitchers possibly Mike miner possibly Ervin Santana . They would have gone to an unidentified club. And the idea would have been to shake up the mix rattle the clubhouse
key three-game series at the Braves on Friday, with Stephen Strasburg (8-9, 3.39 ERA) facing Atlanta's Ervin Santana (10-6, 3.59 ERA). In 14 career starts against Atlanta, Strasburg is 3-5 with a 4.04 ERA, his highest
have a chance to get back into it this weekend,'' first baseman Freddie Freeman said. Atlanta hasn't won since Ervin Santana (10-6, 3.59 ERA) struck out a season high-tying 11 over eight innings of a 2-0 victory over the Padres on
Atlanta's Ervin Santana weighs in on the 2-0 victory over San Diego.