Braves’ Teheran has no-hit bid through 6 innings vs Mets

Braves' Teheran has no-hit bid through 6 innings vs Mets
The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Atlanta pitcher Julio Teheran has pitched no-hit ball for six innings against the New York Mets.

The 27-year-old right-hander retired his first 11 batters, walked Yoenis Cespedes on a 3-1 count in the fourth, then got seven more outs in a row.

Teheran threw 49 of 71 pitches for strikes on a summer-like afternoon with a game-time temperature of 90 at Citi Field. He was pitching on five days’ rest after cutting a start short at Philadelphia because of a tight trapezius muscle in the right side of his back.

An All-Star in 2014 and 2016, Teheran entered 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA in six starts this year. His average fastball velocity this year had dipped by 2 mph to just under 90 mph.

Going back to Wednesday, 38 of the Mets’ last 40 batters had made out. Wilmer Flores hit a ninth-inning double in New York’s 7-0 loss Wednesday.

The Braves led 6-0 going into the seventh.

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