Bidding to earn the fifth spot in the Braves’ rotation, Teheran pitched six innings of one-run ball on Sunday in the Braves’ 2-1 win over the Mets.
He surrendered three hits and finished with seven strikeouts
Teheran allowed a leadoff homer to Jordany Vald-espin, then gave up just two more hits. He lowered his ERA to 1.35.
“I’ve been trying to make the team and trying to impress them,” he said.
“I’m throwing my breaking pitch more for strikes. That’s the difference from last year. I tried to throw everything by everybody last spring.”
Freddie Freeman hit an RBI single in the sixth off Scott Rice. Chris Johnson had three hits.
Atlanta gave its regular outfield (Jason Heyward, Justin Upton and B.J. Upton) a day off.
The Braves play the Phillies today at 1:05 p.m, then have an off day on Wednesday.