Teheran gets over .500 mark in final start

Julio Teheran helped himself with some run support as the Braves beat the Pirates.

Julio Teheran did his normal good work on the mound Wednesday night, winning his 14th game of the season as the Braves beat Pittsburgh 6-2. With the Atlanta offense struggling to score runs, it was Teheran that helped his own cause in game three of the series with the Pirates.

Teheran was 2-2 with two runs batted in. His main job on the mound was a shorter experience than normal, as he went just five innings and allowed only a two-run home run by Andrew McCutchen. Teheran gave up six hits, walked three and struck out six.

This is the second year in a row Teheran has won 14 games. He finishes the season with a 2.89 earned run average, down from the 3.20 Teheran posted last year. Teheran is only the sixth Atlanta starting pitcher since 2000 to have an ERA under 3.00.

Teheran made 33 starts this season. He allowed 188 hits in 221 innings pitched. That's the most innings pitched for a Braves starter since Tim Hudson had 228.2 in 2010. Teheran had 51 walks and 186 strikeouts.

The 23-year-old Teheran is now 29-22 in his career and has a career ERA of 3.16.

Teheran has some very interesting splits among his stats. First, his ERA at home this season was 2.11 while it was 3.68 on the road. In his five September starts, Teheran was 1-4 with an ERA of 2.81. He got very little run support this season.

The Braves definitely have an ace pitcher in Teheran, who doesn't turn 24 until late January.


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