Julio Teheran was activated from the disabled list on Sunday, just in time to continue his Father’s Day dominance for the Atlanta Braves.
After missing nine games with a right thumb contusion, Teheran returned from the disabled list to strike out a season-high 11 in a win over the San Diego Padres. Teheran didn’t allow a hit in his six innings, and walked three.
“When you have your arm feeling good … you just go out there and make pitches.”— FOX Sports: Braves (@FOXSportsBraves) June 17, 2018
— Julio Teheran on a day when everything was working for him in shutting down Padres over six no-hit innings.#Braves | #ChopOn pic.twitter.com/OFDftHzdRt
This continued a pattern for Teheran, who has started four times on Father’s Day in his career, and has yet to allow a run:
- June 16, 2013 vs. San Francisco: 6 innings, 7 hits, 1 walk, 8 strikeouts
- June 21, 2015 vs. New York: 7 innings, 1 hit, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts
- June 19, 2016 vs. New York: 9 innings, 1 hit, 7 strikeouts
- Sunday vs. San Diego: 6 innings, 3 walks, 11 strikeouts
Not only has Teheran not been scored upon in his four Father’s Day starts, but in his last three such outings he has allowed no more than one hit.
That’s 28 scoreless innings in his four Father’s Day starts, all wins, with just nine hits and six walks allowed, and 31 strikeouts. That will get it done.