Braves Blank Giants 3-0, Win Series

Teheran came up big to give the Braves a series win

Teheran came up big to give the Braves a series win

If you remember back to his last start, you will remember that Julio Teheran was not too impressive.  He did not continue that trend on Sunday night.  Teheran was sharp as he and 3 other Braves pitchers shut out the Giants, 3-0.

The Braves got on the board early against the Giants.  Andrelton Simmons was on 2nd when a Freddie Freeman single allowed him to streak around 3rd base and score the game’s first run.

The Upton brother’s combined to score Atlanta’s second run of the game.  In the 3rd Inning, B.J. Upton doubled, which allowed his brother to score from 2nd.  The Braves managed to load the bases in the inning, but could only plate the 1 run.  Upton’s score gave the Braves a 2-0 lead after the game’s 1st 3 innings.

That is when Julio Teheran really took the game over.  In the 4th inning, the Giants loaded the bases against Teheran.  The Giants did not get a run in the inning because of a great diving catch by Justin Upton in left field.

The Giants also loaded them up against Teheran in the 6th inning.  Teheran once again pitched out of trouble as the Giants were again held scoreless.

Teheran was special on the mound.  He ended with 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 BB, and 8 K’s. The win improved Teheran’s record in his rookie season to 5-3.

The Braves were able to add an insurance run in the 6th inning.  Ramiro Pena reached 3rd when his single was misplayed by Giants left fielder, Andres Torres.  On the very next play pinch-hitter Jordan Shafer laid down a sacrifice to get Pena in from 3rd.  The run ended the games scoring with the Braves up 3-0.

Those were the only runs the Braves needed as Luis Avilan, Jordan Walden, and Craig Kimbrel all pitched great in relief.

Freddie Freeman continued his hot hitting with a 3-4 night.  Over his past 23 games, Freeman is 34-91 (.347 Avg).

The win gives the Braves increases their lead in the NL East to 6.5 games over the Nationals.

The Braves will play 5 games in the next 4 days as they welcome the Mets to Atlanta.

  • Bob Long

    Thanks to last night’s storm in North Georgia, I was unable to watch the game past the fourth inning. It sucks with no electricity, especially when the Braves are playing!

  • Jim Hart

    Bob, with all the storms going through the area, lets hope there aren’t more problems! Lost power here a couple days ago.