On Tuesday night, Atlanta is scheduled to have Randall Delgado (0-1, 6.75 ERA, 2.25 WHIP), make just his second big league start, going against San Francisco's Jonathan Sanchez, who has been struggling since coming off the disabled list three weeks ago.
While the Braves will have ace Jair Jurrjens (12-4, 2.63 ERA, 1.14 WHIP) taking the ball against Matt Cain on Wednesday, the series finale will feature another youngster for Atlanta, Mike Minor (2-2, 4.84 ERA, 1.61 WHIP), against the Giants' ace Tim Lincecum, who has been fantastic over his last several starts.
Lincecum (11-9) has lowered his ERA to 2.58 for the season, and his WHIP is 1.15. Over his last 10 starts, he is 6-3 with a 1.37 WHIP along with 74 strikeouts compared with 27 walks.
With Sanchez being the only Giants starter that hasn't been pitching well as of late, San Francisco has the edge in starting pitching in this series.