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Kris Medlen, Mike Minor, Julio Teheran, Paul Maholm
Two months ago, it seemed as if Kris Medlen was fighting for a spot in the playoff rotation. Now, he's slated to pitch Game 1 of the National League Division Series.
In case you haven't noticed, he's been on a tear recently, spinning a 1.86 ERA in his last 58.0 innings, striking out 48 and walking 10, via Baseball-Reference.
Mike Minor and Julio Teheran have also been quietly excellent. Atlanta's top three starters, although young, can match up against almost anyone in baseball.
Perhaps the most pressing question for the Braves leading into the postseason is whether Atlanta goes with Paul Maholm or Freddy Garcia in Game 4. Recent success would lend credence to Freddy Garcia, who has a 1.65 ERA in 27.1 innings pitched for Atlanta.
However, I'll take my chances with Maholm. He makes me nervous, but he's durable and is a pretty sure bet to get through six innings, one way or another. He also has a much higher ceiling than Garcia; should he get hot, he can take this Braves rotation from good to great.