With Red Sox next, Teheran still seeking first win

Julio Teheran gets another shot Monday night. If only the Braves knew what to expect.

The Braves have not won any of their ace’s four starts. He takes a 0-2 record (5.64 ERA) against Boston at Turner Field. Beyond that, the expectations are unknown.

“I want to see him go deep in a game,” manager Fredi Gonzalez said.

Teheran has made it past the sixth inning just once thus far. He has allowed 31 base runners (23 hits, eight walks) in 22-1/3 innings and that includes four home runs. In his last outing, a 4-3 loss to Los Angeles on Wednesday night, he lasted 5-1/3 innings, although Teheran may have been suffering some after-effects of an illness that knocked his start back one day.

But of the 75 pitches he threw that night, the Dodgers swung and missed just four times.

“He’s your bell cow for your starters,” Gonzalez said. “He’s the guy who’s supposed to extend you winning streaks and end your losing streaks. And that’s what we’re looking for.”