Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis, left and starting pitcher Julio Teheran (49) walk off the field after game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Teheran pitched a 3-hit, complete game shutout. The Braves defeated the Phillies, 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Marlins at Atlanta Braves preview: Julio Teheran's encore


When we last caught up with Atlanta Braves right-hander Julio Teheran, he was busy twirling a 2-hit, complete game shut-out in a win over the Philadelphia Phillies, and on Monday, he’ll have the opportunity for an encore performance as the Braves host the Miami Marlins.

It hasn’t been all roses for Teheran this season, as he did allow 5 earned runs in the start previous to the shut-out, but that outing reminded everyone of just how high his ceiling can be. In facing the relatively inept Marlins offense, the stage is set for another big-time performance, but it will be crucial for Julio to command the ball in the strike zone, especially against a big bopper like Giancarlo Stanton.

On the Miami side, the Marlins send 27-year-old Tom Koehler to the hill, and the right-hander has been quite good this season. In 3 starts, Koehler has posted a 1.89 ERA (which is actually better than Teheran’s), and he is red hot after shutting down the Nationals to the tune of 7 innings of 1-hit ball in his last start. The profile of Koehler isn’t terrifying, but with some of the documented issues from the lineup right now, nothing is a given.

Here is a look at the particulars for Sunday:

Date: April 20, 2014

Start Time: 1:10 p.m.

TV Channel: Fox Sports South

Radio: 680 AM/106.7 FM (Local in Atlanta), Full list of Local Affiliates

Live Stream: MLB.tv (Click Here, $)

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