Teheran gave up three runs -- all unearned -- on four hits and two walks with six strikeouts in Wednesday's no-decision against Pittsburgh. He was long gone when the Pirates won this game with a seven-run 10th inning. A second-inning error by Jace Peterson set Teheran up for a three-run homer by Adam Frazier, but he did pretty spotless work otherwise -- a welcome improvement after the nine-run disaster he suffered through against Toronto last week. The results have certainly been spotty for Teheran this season, thanks in large part to a decrease in strikeout rate and an increase in walk rate, but this start gives his fantasy owners something to hang their hats on. Teheran does, after all, have a strong track record that suggests there's some sort of anomaly in play here.
Teheran switched spots in Atlanta's rotation with R.A. Dickey and is now scheduled to start Wednesday's game against the Pirates, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports. The Braves altering their rotation will result in Teheran's next start being pushed back a day, as he'd initially been tabbed to return to the mound Tuesday. Teheran's season has gotten off to an unusually rocky start, as he's sporting a lofty 5.47 ERA and 1.52 WHIP to go with a 3-4 record.
Teheran (3-4) allowed nine runs on eight hits and a walk over three innings Thursday in a loss to Toronto. He struck out two. It was a rough outing for the Atlanta ace, who was coming off one of his better performances of the season. Even including that start, Teheran has a 8.31 ERA over his last 30.1 innings pitched; equally as alarming is that his strikeouts are down while his walks are up drastically from last season. He'll take his next turn Tuesday at home against Pittsburgh.
Teheran (3-3) dealt six scoreless innings, allowing just three hits and two walks while striking out four Marlins en route to Saturday's win. Saturday was just what the doctor ordered for Teheran, who had allowed 19 runs over his previous four outings (21.1 innings). The Braves' ace now has five quality starts through eight games this season. Teheran's strikeout rate remains noticeably down from previous years, but most would assume -- based on the 26-year-old's track record -- that the punchouts will improve as the campaign moves along. He'll look to notch back-to-back wins for the first time in 2017 when he takes the mound at home Thursday against the Blue Jays in his next start.
Teheran (2-3) surrendered four runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out just three batters over five innings during Saturday's loss to St. Louis. It's been a poor four-game stretch for Teheran. He's allowed 19 runs through 21.1 innings with just 15 strikeouts and a single win. His current 4.69 ERA and 1.51 WHIP are crippling ratios, and after posting a respectable 7.9 K/9 over the previous four years, Teheran's 6.7 mark is discouraging. He'll look to turn things around in a road start against Miami next week.
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