Five no-hit innings for Teheran today

Safe to assume he’s won the fifth starter’s job. For the spring Teheran has allowed two runs and four hits in 14 IP with 18 K’s and 4 BB.

Meanwhile, Evan Gattis doubled twice today vs. the Cards, driving in 3. He’s hitting .464 with a .857 slugging percentage this spring — though I still think he should be sent to Gwinnett. He needs to develop as a catcher, not scrap for AB’s on the Braves bench.

Premature evaluations

  • Jay Hey is giving every indication that 2013 is going to be a monster season, hitting his 3rd homer Friday. (On the downside, Fredi had him bunt Friday night.) FW will regret not signing Heyward to a long-term extension this spring — I fear next year may be too late.
  • The albatross formerly known as Dan Uggla has 10 strikeouts in 16 March AB’s. He’s signed through 2015.
  • Julio Teheran struck out five in 3 IP, giving up one hit, a solo homer by Bryce Harper. He’ll be the Braves’ fifth starter.

Duane’s pissed!

The Pirates unloaded off JV and David Carpenter, but Julio Teheran and Sean Gilmartin pitched two scoreless innings each. The two top contenders for the fifth spot in the rotation each struck out two and allowed only one baserunner apiece.

Jay Hey hit his first homer and B.J. and Schafer had two hit games. Otherwise, the bats remained flaccid and the Braves drop to 0-3.