Sanchez will be making his playoff debut and is coming off a 2010 regular season campaign in which he set career highs in virtually every category. Over his final seven starts, Sanchez pitched 43 2/3 innings giving up only 5 earned runs for an era of 1.16. Sanchez capped off the season in style winning the division clincher on the final day of the season. He’ll look to continue this hot streak into the postseason.
Hudson has made five career postseason starts all at the divisional series level. He’s 1-3 with a 3.97 era in eight starts and nine total appearances. The Braves have some other pitching woes to deal with as it appears Billy Wagner will not be available the rest of the series.