LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — With Kris Medlen, Brandon Beachy as well as Mike Minor all very likely destined to begin the regular time on the disabled list, Julio Teheran currently stands as the most likely customer to serve as Atlantas Opening Evening starter on March 31 in Milwaukee.
Teheran did nothing nevertheless strengthen his candidacy on Tuesday, impressing around four perfect innings during a 9-1 wow the Phillies. After exiting the particular stellar 49-pitch effort, the 23-year-old right-hander mentioned he is hoping to gain the honour of starting the regular years first game.
I think Now im ready, Teheran said. Ive just been working and trying to order [my pitches]. If Ive got to pitch the first game, thats something I would like to do. Thats my goal.
Teheran, whom went 14-8 with a 3.20 in the 30 starts he earned as a rookie last year, hasnt allowed a run inside the nine innings he has compiled during his first three starts this particular spring. On Tuesday, he available better command of his or her slider and said he had an even better feel for his changeup.
I dont know how many runs hes given up, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. You just consider the performance and the quality involving starts, and youre happy with this.
If Teheran is indeed named the Opening Evening starter, the Braves will likely have to adjust their exhibition time of year rotation plans to get him lined up for March Thirty one. Freddy Garcia and Alex Wood currently stand as the only other likely candidates to start the season garage door opener hardware.