It was a rough Sunday afternoon for Julio Teheran. He allowed only three runs on the day.... but it came in his lone inning of work. He allowed three runs on two hits with two walks in the first inning, before being pulled prior to taking the mound in the second.
“You want to stay in the game in and compete,” Teheran said following the game. “I was sad I couldn’t stay.”
Today wasn’t the only rough outing for Teheran in 2020, it’s essentially been every outing for him. In 30 1⁄3 innings of work, Teheran has allowed 32 runs to score while allowing 37 hits. His longest outing was five innings, which he did twice.
“It’s just been ongoing,” Joe Maddon said when asked about Teheran’s struggles this season. “I’ve seen this guy pitch really well. Everything is a little off. Theres no deception in the zone. All these things are contributing factors.”
Maddon said Teheran understood him taking him out of the game after the first, but it was still difficult because Teheran loves to compete and knew he could have kept the Angels in the game.
“To be honest, I felt I had better stuff than [my game] before,” Teheran said. For reference, he allowed four runs in two innings in his last outing. “They were putting good swings on it. It’s tough when you face the same guys. It was only one inning. A couple mistakes cost us three runs. I felt like I could have stayed out there.”
With only six games remaining, Teheran likely will make one final start. It very well could be his last as an Angel, so hopefully he can go out with a bang.
“Hopefully in my next start I can pitch better so I can stay in the game.”