"So yeah, I would like the Braves to make him an offer. I know Adam wants to stay here. His teammates love him, and he's been very productive and will continue to be very productive if the Braves give him the opportunity to come back."
ATL: RHP Javier Vazquez (13-9, 3.01 ERA)
Vazquez dominated the Cardinals during his second complete-game effort of the season on Sunday. His line -- two earned runs and seven hits -- didn't provide an indication of how impressive he was. Before surrendering four straight singles in a two-run ninth, he had allowed just two hits and thrown 79 pitches. The 33-year-old right-hander has won three successive decisions and allowed a total of two runs in those three victories. Each of the four runs he surrendered against the Phillies on Aug. 16 came via the two homers he allowed to Ryan Howard. PHI: RHP Pedro Martinez (5-0, 2.87 ERA)
Martinez has been terrific since signing with the Phillies, especially his last outing on Sunday night. In that game, the right-hander threw 130 pitches, 80 for strikes, and exited to a standing ovation at Citizens Bank Park during a 1-0 win over the Mets. Martinez seems to have recaptured the magic he lost with the Mets last season. He had command of all of his pitches and kept the Mets' hitters off balance all night. Tidbits
Jones returned the Braves' lineup on Friday after missing four successive starts because of a strained left groin muscle. ... Braves shortstop Yunel Escobar was removed after the second inning of Friday night's series opener. ... Martinez surrendered one hit in a rain-shortened two-inning outing against the Braves on Aug. 29. Tickets
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Sunday: Braves (Tommy Hanson, 10-3, 2.65) vs. Phillies (Cliff Lee, 14-11, 3.00), 1:30 p.m. ET
Monday: Braves (Derek Lowe, 14-9, 4.53) at Mets (Pat Misch, 1-3, 4.21), 7:10 p.m. ET
Tuesday: Braves (Jair Jurrjens, 12-10, 2.75) at Mets (Nelson Figueroa, 2-6, 5.21), 7:10 p.m. ET
Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.