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The Braves lead the MLB in team ERA, largely in part to the performances of left-handers Paul Maholm and Mike Minor.
Maholm began the year throwing 25 1/3 innings of scoreless baseball en route to a 3-1 record and National League-leading 1.03 ERA.
His counterpart, Minor, finds himself in the top 10 in the National League with a 1.80 ERA and holds an impressive 21 strikeouts to just three walks.
Maholm enters 2013 in the last year of his contract and is pitching with a chip on his shoulder.
Meanwhile, Minor's confidence post-All Star Break in 2012 has continued into 2013, and he recently got the win at the not-so friendly Coors Field.
These two left-handers continue to impress, and I'm a believer in both having successful 2013 campaigns.