Julio Teheran SP ATL 2 months ago

Teheran went seven innings against the Brewers on Wednesday, allowing three runs on two hits and three walks while striking out eight. He did not factor in the decision in the Braves' 6-5 loss.

Both hits against Teheran left the yard, home runs No. 15 and 16 allowed by the right-hander this season (108.2 innings). He gave up 22 homers in 221 innings a year ago. Still, it was another quality start for Teheran, his second in a row and third in his last four outings. While it's been a disappointing first three months for the 23-year-old, this recent stretch has provided reason for optimism heading into the second half.

Julio Teheran SP ATL 2 months ago

Teheran allowed one run (unearned) on seven hits, walking three and striking out four over seven innings of a 2-1 win against Philadelphia on Friday night.

Teheran (6.4, 4.60 ERA) has struggled for much of this season, and while the Phillies anemic offense helped him, he didn't make it look especially easy. He needed 110 pitches (71 for strikes) to cover the seven innings, and wiggled out of jams throughout the night. The solid peripherals were welcome, but he is still a risky play against better offenses.

Julio Teheran SP ATL 2 months ago

Teheran got roughed up Saturday, allowing six runs on nine hits and a walk over six innings, striking out five.

It's the second time in his last three starts, and third in his last seven, that Teheran has surrendered six or more runs. There's been no outward sign that he's hurt, but his numbers have fallen off badly in pretty much every category this season. He'll try to begin righting the ship on Thursday, at home to the Nationals.

Julio Teheran SP ATL 2 months ago

Teheran struck out five batters over seven scoreless innings in Sunday's 1-0 win over the Mets, improving his record to 5-3 on the season.

Teheran surrendered just a single and two walks, needing only 78 pitches to make it through seven innings. He was removed in the bottom of the seventh for pinch-hitter Pedro Ciriaco, who came through with an RBI single to drive in the game's lone run. Teheran still has an unsightly 4.67 ERA for the season, having allowed three or more runs in each of his previous five outings. He'll try to carry Sunday's momentum into Saturday's scheduled outing in Pittsburgh.

Julio Teheran SP ATL 2 months ago

Teheran gave up six runs on 13 hits and one walk while striking out three in 6.1 innings Tuesday against the Red Sox.

Teheran had given up double-digit hits in three prior starts, but the 13 he gave up Tuesday marked a season high. Boston's offense can be potent, but this was still the third time in his last eight starts that he has given up six or more runs. His velocity is in line with what he did in 2014, so there is reason to believe bad luck has been a big factor in Teheran's struggles, particularly on the home run ball.

Julio Teheran SP ATL 3 months ago

Teheran gave up four runs (three earned) on four hits and three walks Thursday in an eventual 11-inning loss to the Padres. He struck out seven -- his second-highest total of the season.

It's nice to see Teheran miss some bats, and he would have had a prettier final line if manager Fredi Gonzalez didn't leave him in long enough to load the bases with no one out in the eighth inning. Teheran's bad-luck-aided strand rate and HR/FB point to further improvements to come in his still-ugly 4.78 ERA, but he's not going to come close to last year's 2.89. His next start will come Tuesday against Boston.

Julio Teheran SP ATL 3 months ago

Teheran delivered a quality start on Sunday against the Giants, allowing three runs on four hits and four walks over six innings. Curiously, he struck out just one batter for the second straight game.

It's been an inconsistent start to season for the 24-year-old, as his ERA sits at 4.87 through 11 starts and he has won just one of his last five appearances. Teheran has delivered a quality start in two of his last three outings, however, and will look to continue his recent success on Saturday against the Pirates.

Julio Teheran SP ATL 3 months ago

Teheran (4-2) matched his shortest outing of the year Tuesday, allowing eight earned runs on 10 hits and three walks, striking out just one over 4.1 innings.

Teheran didn't have his best stuff Tuesday, as he allowed double-digit hits for the third time this year and surrendered a season-high eight earned runs. The poor outing brought his season ERA up a full run to 4.91, and the supposed ace now owns a shaky 1.56 WHIP on the year. He'll look to bounce back Sunday against Madison Bumgarner and the Giants.

Julio Teheran SP ATL 3 months ago

Teheran pitched seven strong innings, striking out eight and giving up only one run on two hits and one walk, to pick up the win against the Brewers on Thursday.

Teheran was perfect in all seven of his innings but one. In the fourth inning, he walked Carlos Gomez, gave up a single to Gerardo Parra, then a sac fly to Ryan Braun for his only run of the evening. Thursday was by far Teheran's best outing of the season and he'll look to keep it going in his next scheduled start Tuesday at the Dodgers.

Julio Teheran SP ATL 4 months ago

Teheran got roughed up for six runs on 10 hits and three walks in five innings Saturday, striking out six.

He got off the hook for the loss thanks to a late rally by the Braves, but poor control and command within the strike zone continue to plague Teheran. He now has a weak 4.74 ERA and 34:17 K:BB ratio in 38 innings on the season, and will look for a better result on Friday in Miami.