Two reliable starting pitchers who are coming off redemptive outings will oppose each other on Friday when the Atlanta Braves open a three-game series at the Miami Marlins.
Atlanta's Charlie Morton (2-3, 4.93 ERA) and Miami's Trevor Rogers (2-4, 4.45) are both coming off strong outings in what otherwise has been a disappointing start for both.
Rogers looked good in his most recent start on Saturday against Milwaukee. He pitched 5 1/3 innings and allowed one run on five hits with eight strikeouts to earn his second win of the season. It was his first start without walking a batter of the season. Rogers altered his mix of pitches and threw more sliders than changeups to go along with fastball.