Maholm's spring resume quite impressive

Maholm's spring resume quite impressive
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Paul Maholm appears ready for the regular season.

On Thursday, the Braves' southpaw extended his streak to 24 2/3 innings without allowing an earned run.

Over his last five starts, Maholm has allowed four unearned runs on 16 hits in 24 2/3 frames, while tallying 18 strikeouts.

On March 11, the 30-year-old limited the Nationals to two hits in five innings. Five days later, he blanked the Yankees over six innings, while yielding two base knocks.

Acquired from the Cubs in a trade last July, Maholm went 4-5 with a 3.54 ERA in 11 starts for Atlanta last summer.

Zack Meisel is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @zackmeisel. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.