ATLANTA -- It could have been Thursday's off-day that helped take the D-backs out of rhythm offensively, but more likely it was Julio Teheran's pitching that helped put a stop to Arizona's run of prolific offensive performances.
Teheran handcuffed the D-backs for six innings as the Braves hung on for a 3-2 win Friday night at Turner Field.
The D-backs were coming off a home series against the Phillies where they scored a total of 32 runs.
"Obviously the offense was in full swing at home," D-backs center fielder A.J. Pollock said. "It happens."
Teheran came into the game with a 2.35 ERA in four career starts against the D-backs and crossed them up a bit with the way he attacked them throwing more off-speed pitches early in counts than he had in the past.
"I thought the at-bats got better as the game went on," D-backs manager Chip Hale said. "Early on, I think we were a little thrown off by [Teheran's] game plan. It really wasn't what we expected. We were a little thrown off by that and we had to readjust and we did a good job of doing that. He has had success against us and continues to."
"We've got a smart team," Pollock said. "He was going more with the curveball than the slider, you know it's the same pitch probably five or six mph slower. We had a couple of balls we hit at people and who knows if those drop if we can get a rally going, but they didn't and his confidence just kept going up and up. He held us in check pretty good."