Teheran (7-6) tossed 6.1 scoreless innings Sunday to earn the win over the D-backs, allowing four hits and three walks with six strikeouts. Teheran pitched quite effectively on the day, allowing just two men past first base as he kept a formidable offense off the board. He needed just 79 pitches to make it into the seventh inning, but he allowed the first three men to reach and was pulled in favor of the bullpen. Teheran's gem capped off a solid close to the first half of the season in which he allowed just one run over 13 combined innings over his last two starts, lowering his ERA to 4.00 to go along with a serviceable 1.21 WHIP.
Teheran allowed one run on three hits and three walks across 6.2 innings Tuesday in a no-decision against the Blue Jays. He struck out five. Teheran performed well in a pitcher's duel with Marcus Stroman, inducing 22 swinging strikes while helping his cause with eight groundball outs. The only major mistake he made came in the form of a solo home run from Justin Smoak, but he otherwise scattered baserunners in this peach of an outing. Teheran came into the game dealing with an illness, but the fact that he threw 107 pitches indicates that it's no longer an issue. He's alternated effective performances with poor ones over his last seven and will look to buck that trend this weekend against the Nationals.
Teheran (illness) will start Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays. Following his July 4 loss to the Yankees in New York, Teheran was sent back to Atlanta after falling victim to the flu. It appears that all Teheran needed was a few days of rest for his condition to improve, so it's not expected that he'll face any limitations Tuesday in what likely shapes up as a two-start week for the right-hander. Since Max Fried (blister) was placed on the 10-day disabled list over the weekend and doesn't seem on track to return prior to the All-Star break, the Braves could get by with a four-man rotation this week thanks to off days Monday and Thursday. Teheran's second start would come Sunday at home against the Diamondbacks in the Braves' final game of the first half.
Teheran was sent back to Atlanta after feeling ill, but he's expected to make his scheduled start Tuesday against Toronto, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The Braves elected to keep Teheran away from his teammates in an effort to contain the sickness, especially since he isn't slated to start until next week. He'll be listed as day-to-day, but he should be ready to go for Tuesday's series opener.
Teheran (6-6) took the loss Wednesday as the Braves fell 6-2 to the Yankees, allowing five runs on five hits and four walks over five innings while striking out 10. It marks the second time in four starts the right-hander has posted double-digit strikeouts, but despite that Teheran has been anything but consistent lately, giving up zero runs in two of those outings and 12 in the other two. He's also issued multiple free passes in nine straight starts, making him a risky fantasy play when he next takes the mound Tuesday at home against the Blue Jays.