Jul 2, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Julio Teheran (49) pitches against the New York Mets during the sixth inning at Turner Field. The Braves defeated the Mets 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves at New York Mets preview: Julio Teheran on the hill


When the rosters for the 2014 MLB All-Star Game were announced over the weekend, Freddie Freeman and Craig Kimbrel were joined by starting pitcher Julio Teheran as representatives of the Atlanta Braves. On Tuesday evening, Teheran will be aiming to live up to that lofty billing as the takes on Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets.

The 23-year-old Teheran has been incredible this season, and last week against the Mets, he allowed just one earned run over seven innings of work. With that outing adding to an impressive total for the season, the talented right-hander has a 2.29 ERA and a minuscule 0.95 WHIP for the season, and with the New York offense falling short of inspiring any fear, it is entirely possible that Julio could build on those ratios.

In opposition of Teheran, the Mets will send 26-year-old Jacob deGrom to the hill, and despite his relatively anonymous profile, deGrom has also had a nice year. While his 3.77 ERA is nothing to write home about, he has done yeoman’s work in filling in for the injured Dillon Gee, and Atlanta’s bats are often susceptible to pitchers with less than stellar arsenals. deGrom was knocked around to the tune of three earned runs over five innings last week, though, and the Braves could be licking their chops a bit.

Here is a look at the particulars for Tuesday:

Date: July 8, 2014

Start Time: 7:10 pm ET

TV Channel: SportSouth

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

Live Stream: MLB.tv (Click Here, $)

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