The Braves scoring concluded in the 7th, provided by a pinch hit home run by Preston Tucker, a useful skill for a bench player. The Diamondbacks got their run in the 8th with a Jon Jay home run off of Dan Winkler.
Teheran allowed 4 hits, walked 3 and struck out 6, and posted his 11th quality start in 19 tries, tying Sean Newcomb for the team lead. I was surprised to find that All-Star Mike Foltynewicz has only 5 quality starts out of 18, in fact, he has pitched as many as 6 innings only 7 times.
The twelve (12!) pitchers that have filled the role of 8th man in the bullpen, by innings pitched, have combined for a 7.84 ERA and 1.64 WHIP in relief this season, in 77 innings (the most used reliever, Shane Carle, has thrown 49 innings.) I would be interested to see the knock-on effect if the starters could average an extra inning post All-Star break.
The Braves enter the All-Star break at 52 – 42, and 1/2 game behind the first place Phillies, which we all would have signed up for in March.
Freddie, Nick, Ozzie, and Foltzie will be in Washington Tuesday; the rest of the team will be there Friday.