Eventually, he drew a visit from the Braves’ training staff. They allowed him to continue the inning, but not before he recorded the loss.
One day later, the blister still remains. However, Teheran says that treatment and rest has helped the situation.
“I just got to get it right and healthy and get the blister out,” Teheran said. “I think I’m going to be fine and doing what I did before.”
What he did before was impressive. In his previous six starts, before Sunday, Teheran had a 0.89 ERA and held opponents to a .174 batting average. He was arguably the Braves’ best pitcher and a potential candidate for the All-Star game.
Braves manager Brian Snitker felt the injury bothered him, but he believes that it was something that can be managed.
“He battled his way through it,” Snitker said. “That blister was giving him a little problem with his foot, then he kind of regrouped, I thought.”
The Braves will continue to monitor the injury. Teheran has been told to treat it around the clock. The reason is to speed up the healing process. One of the things this includes is covering the area to prevent further damage.
“Hopefully we get it right before my next start,” Teheran said. “I don’t want to get it before my next start and then keep doing what I was doing yesterday.”