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During his last time out, Mike Hampton earned his first win in three years. The 35-year old southpaw held the Giants to only two runs over seven innings, while the Braves' offense rewarded him with eleven runs of support. This time, Hampton has a slightly more difficult task. That's because the veteran starter will be heading to the mound against former Cy Young winner Brandon Webb.
Webb, whose 2.93 ERA puts him fourth in the National League, has a career 1.90 ERA in six starts against the Braves but struggled during his only start against Atlanta this season. The Braves managed ten hits and seven runs (four earned) in only 4.1 innings against the right-hander.
On paper, this match-up certainly favors the Diamondbacks but if the Braves can pull a win out, it would be team's first series sweep since May 20-22 against the Mets and the first four-game sweep all season.