"I've never gone through this kind of thing," Teheran said, per MLB.com. "But I'm just trying to learn from it and trying to do my best to get through it. Hopefully, I can work hard and get back to where I want to be like I did the past two years."
Teheran is having a lot of struggles against left-handed batters. The right-hander has a 5.66 ERA and .371 opponents' batting average vs. lefties.
"It comes down to execution of pitches," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "Those pitches he's trying to get to come back against left-handers are getting left right over the middle of the plate. He's not missing barrels. We need to work on that."
Teheran allowed six hits which led to six runs during the fourth inning. He also surrendered a two-run home run to Adrian Gonzalez in the fifth inning. He was pulled after giving up eight runs on 10 hits over 4 1/3 innings. He struck out one batter and walked three. The one strike out Tuesday was a season low for Teheran. His ERA went from 3.91 to 4.91.
Tuesday's start broke Teheran's two-game streak of allowing one run in each of his last two starts. His next expected start is scheduled for Sunday at San Francisco.
"He had command of all his pitches," manager Fredi Gonzalez said after the game, per MLB.com. "He kept them off-balance and made some pitches when he had to."
Teheran (4-1) gave up a run on a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning but was brilliant on Thursday to earn just his second win in his last seven starts. He was in danger of missing out on the win as the score remained tied heading into the bottom of the seventh, but the Braves were able to explode for seven runs to put the game out of reach.
"I've been working to get back on track and it showed today that I've been working really good, trying to get my fastball, trying to get all my pitches for strikes and that's something that will get some wins for us," Teheran said.
Teheran owns a 3.91 ERA and 47:19 K:BB ratio in 50 2/3 innings. He's on track to face the Dodgers in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
Teheran walked one and struck out five. He threw 103 pitches, 63 strikes.
"[Teheran] didn't have his best stuff, but he did a good job to keep us in the game," Braves third baseman Phil Gosselin said, per MLB.com."He's always going to battle and give you a good outing, no matter what."
Teheran's next start will be Thursday, against Milwaukee.
Jose Lobaton delivered a two-run homer of Teheran in the second inning and Ryan Zimmerman knocked a three-run shot in the fifth.
"I was making pitches, and obviously they're very hot right now," Teheran said to MLB.com. "They're having good at-bats against us, and there were two mistakes I made in those two innings and they cost us a couple of runs."
Teheran fanned six and walked three in the defeat.
"It was a tough outing for him," said catcher Christian Bethancourt. "He made some really good pitches, he was getting the ball down, he was pounding the zone, and they were just hitting the ball. They've been hitting the ball really hot, and basically we can't do anything about it. We just have to keep executing pitches, stay positive, don't give up."
Teheran will look to get back on track in his start that's scheduled for Friday in Miami.
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