RHP Julio Teheran will look to bounce back from his first loss of the season on Wednesday night, when he takes the mound for the Braves in the opener of what is now a two-game series against the New York Mets at Citi Field.
Dickey comes off of a 3-2 defeat at the hands of the Nationals with all three runs allowed on three hits and two BB in seven frames. NY (8-12) has scored just 28 runs in that stretch, during which it has taken seven losses by three runs or fewer. Teheran suffered the loss in his most recent start on April. 19, when he gave up seven runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out three over four innings as the Braves fell to the Nationals, 14-4. After being named to the All-Star team last season, he is 1-1 with a 1.73 ERA and 0.89 WHIP in four starts in 2017. The NYM attack posted five hits and walked four times with Neil Walker and Rene Rivera knocking in runs while Asdrubal Cabrera and Juan Lagares scoring.
Given that the disabled list has been reduced to 10 games, it probably would have been smart for the Mets to just shelve Cespedes until he was fully back, but instead now he'll surely miss more time.
Wednesday seemed like a flawless time for the Mets to right the ship since Atlanta had been struggling and the Mets had Yoenis Cespedes and Travis d'Arnaud back in the lineup, but it did not matter.
Markakis finished with three hits. The catcher was replaced by Rene Rivera in the fifth inning as part of a double switch.
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The team later stated that it was a left hamstring pull.
Braves: 2B Brandon Phillips, who injured his left groin Wednesday, did not play.
NY acquired Syndergaard (1-1, 1.73 ERA) from Toronto in December 2012 by trading away knuckleballer R.A. Dickey (1-2, 3.86), that year's NL Cy Young Award victor, as part of a seven-player swap.
The latest victim is ace Noah Syndergaard, who was scratched from his start against the Braves on Thursday afternoon because of a exhausted arm.