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Julio Teheran Bows Out In Fifth Inning With Three Runs Allowed; Phillies Lead 3-0

Julio Teheran's night finished at 4.2 innings, allowing three runs on four hits while walking two and striking out one. The Phillies lead the Braves in the sixth inning, 3-0.

Teheran's start began with a single by Jimmy Rollins. He came back with a flyout, lineout and groundout to end the inning. He began the second inning with a walk to Ben Francisco, and with one out, Brian Schneider singled Francisco to third. Teheran induced a ground ball by Pete Orr that scored Francisco for the first run.

A popout, flyout and groundout gave Teheran his only perfect inning in the third. That quickly ended in the fourth when Teheran grooved a fastball to Ryan Howard that he sent over the wall for a solo homer for a two-run lead. He grooved another fastball to Francisco that was fortunately caught on a line. He came back with a strikeout of Raul Ibanez for the first and only strikeout on a changeup, which was one of the few good ones on the night.

With two outs in the fifth, Teheran walked Rollins and gave up a triple to Shane Victorino that scored him for the third run, which ended his night.

Teheran's fastball was often thrown as a get-me-over type, but he held a range of 92-94 and touched 96. The changeup was thrown often, but very few had the effect he is used to seeing on the pitch, and he began forcing it early in the outing. The curve was rare but had pretty good snap when thrown.

His counterpart, Kyle Kendrick, pitched five shutout innings on two hits, walking one and striking out three. He continued a stretch of dominant pitching against the Braves, who cannot seem to figure the pitcher out.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.