Braves starter Julio Teheran kept rolling on Sunday, firing a one-hit shutout against the Mets at Citi Field. The right-hander walked none and struck out seven on 120 pitches. As a result, the Braves swept the Mets over their three-game weekend series.
The outing improved Teheran’s record to a meager 3-7 with a terrific 2.66 ERA. The right-hander started the season poorly, running his ERA to 6.35 over his first three starts. Since then, he has a 1.89 ERA with a 78/16 K/BB ratio in 81 innings.
Teheran and first baseman Freddie Freeman are the Braves’ only legitimate candidates to make the National League All-Star roster for next month’s exhibition game in San Diego.
The Mets and Braves will meet up for a four-game set in Atlanta beginning Thursday. Teheran is on schedule to start Saturday.