Sunday's streaking and slumping starting pitchers
Yovani Gallardo, Milwaukee Brewers (16-8, 3.59)
Gallardo tossed 6 2/3 shutout innings Tuesday, as Milwaukee blanked Pittsburgh, 6-0. The Brewers have picked up victories in each of Gallardo’s last 10 starts as they continue to make a push for the playoffs. The righty boasts a 2.69 ERA during that stretch and takes the ball against the Nationals next.
Cliff Lee, Philadelphia Phillies (6-7, 3.27)
Lee was stellar in a win against the Mets on Monday, pitching eight innings of one-run ball. The lefty has earned victories in four of his last five starts and boasts a 0.95 ERA in September. He toes the rubber against the Braves on Sunday.
Tim Hudson, Atlanta Braves (15-6, 3.77)
Hudson wasn't sharp in a victory over the Marlins on Monday, as he pitched five innings and was knocked around for four runs and 10 hits without recording a strikeout. The veteran right-hander has surrendered eight earned runs and 17 hits over his last 11 2/3 innings pitched. He hurls opposite Lee and the Phillies next.
Justin Germano, Chicago Cubs (2-8, 5.58)
Germano gave up three runs over five innings Tuesday against the Reds. The journeyman righty has taken the loss in six consecutive starts heading into his next test against the Cardinals.