- 6:54 pm Saturday, April 5th, 2014 by Jeff Schultz
WASHINGTON — The Braves won again, defeating the Washington Nationals 6-2 behind starter Julio Teheran and four-run fifth inning that chased Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg.
WASHINGTON — It’s not going to garner the national attention of the Final Four, but Julio Teheran vs. Stephen Strasburg qualifies as pretty good theater.
The two starters face each other tonight when the Braves and Washington Nationals meet for the second game of the series. It also will be Teheran’s first start in Nationals Park since Aug. 6 last season when he plunked Bryce Harper on the [More]
- 4:59 pm Monday, March 31st, 2014 by Jeff Schultz
I’m not sure what the odds were in Las Vegas of the Braves going 162-0. But that bet just died.
The offense: also in need of resuscitating.
With most of the concern about this team centered on starting pitcher, it figured that the biggest problem in Monday’s season opener was the lack of offense. The Braves were held to five hits, struck out seven times and lost to the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0.
My full column off the game will be posted on MyAJC.com. Until then, here are my three “short takes.”
UPDATE: Here’s a link to the full column (subscription).
1. JULIO TEHERAN DOES [More]
- 11:20 am Monday, March 31st, 2014 by Jeff Schultz
MILWAUKEE — Let me start with this: I walked into Miller Park at the same time as Julio Teheran and his arm was not in a sling. So at least one projected Braves’ starter made it to opening day healthy.
Is he ready? Is this team ready?
To quote manager Fredi Gonzalez, when asked how he felt about his team, “Good. Good. I feel good. Whether I do or not isn’t going to matter. The season opens on Monday. Here we go.”
It’s opening day in Milwaukee.
Why does it feel like the Braves already are in a hole?
From Gonzalez before the game when [More]
- 11:08 am Monday, February 17th, 2014 by Jeff Schultz
(Updated: 11:45 a.m.)
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — There is a chance that the Braves’ opening day starter will be bald.
I’m writing a column later today on the Braves’ starting rotation and addressing the question about whether an “ace” as the No. 1 starter is needed. Medlen, Julio Teheran and Mike Minor (in that order) are the most likely candidates to start opening day in Milwaukee on March 31.
UPDATE: Here’s a link to the print column on the rotation.
If it’s Medlen, you’ll see a closely shaven scalp under his hat. The Braves’ pitcher has a full head of hair but [More]
- 11:00 am Friday, February 14th, 2014 by Jeff Schultz
(UPDATED: 2 p.m.)
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — While it can be debated whether the Braves have done enough in this offseason to win a World Series, there is little doubt they are positioning themselves nicely for the future.
Just 10 days after signing first baseman Freddie Freeman to a franchise record eight-year, $135 million contract, the Braves locked up their potential ace of the future. Julio Teheran, who in first full season evolved into one of the team’s premier starters, signed a six-year contract worth just over $32 million.
For an organization that has lost a number of legends and/or clubhouse staples [More]