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The Braves are giving Julio Teheran some rest

Sep 2, 2013, 8:38 PM EDT

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With the benefit of a huge lead in the National League East, the Braves plan to give rookie right-hander Julio Teheran some extra rest as the regular season winds down.

According to Mark Bowman and Eric Single of MLB.com, Teheran will have his next start pushed back to September 10 against the Marlins. The 22-year-old last pitched on August 30, so he’ll go a full 10 days between starts.

Teheran owns a quality 3.01 ERA and 148/42 K/BB ratio over 161 1/3 innings this season. His career-high is 164 1/3 innings between the majors and minors in 2011, but he’s poised to move well past that number if the Braves play deep into October.

  1. Chip Caray's Eyebrows - Sep 2, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    Hard to argue such a decision. Any shot at a deep postseason run will likely ride on Teheran and Minor pitching effectively, especially since Atlanta’s offense — while potent in an overall sense — is definitely susceptible to occasionally being dominated. If that should happen, it’ll be up to whoever’s pitching for the Braves to muster a similar effort. Paul Maholm isn’t going to do that, and it’s far from a certainty that Kris Medlen would be up to the challenge, either.

  2. scdocal - Sep 2, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    I am good with it. We don’t have a solid number 1 but we have 3-4 number 2s so it’s important they all get rest for the post season.

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  4. Walk - Sep 3, 2013 at 8:30 AM

    The only benefit I can see is we are not locked into any one pitcher. We can go with the hot pitchers and if we really need to we can run a guy like wood out for 3-4 innings and back him up whoever the 4-5 starters are. Right now I would say Teheran, minor, and medlen get the first three games of a series. I think I would let medlen pitch game one as he has been in that role as recent as last year. If beachy pitches and has issues we know wood and freddy Garcia can handle long relief. It kinda feels nice to have options like this and not have a number one guy. (at least that is what I keep telling myself)

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