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NYM@ATL: Teheran allows one run over seven innings

For the second time in a week, it'll be Jacob deGrom and Julio Teheran on the hill as the Mets and Braves continue their series.

The two young pitchers will take the mound at Citi Field on Tuesday for the first time since they opposed each other at Turner Field in Atlanta last Wednesday.

Teheran bested deGrom that day after the Braves jumped on the rookie for a trio of two-out runs in the first inning.

"We've been doing a great job with the little things," Teheran said after the win. "That is something that is getting good for the team. I think we need to keep doing that and we'll be fine."

DeGrom hurled four scoreless innings after the rough opening frame, but Teheran countered with seven innings of one-run ball.

The start lowered Teheran's ERA to 2.29, and on Sunday, he was named to the All-Star Game for the first time. However, the National League Cy Young Award contender is in line to start Sunday, which would make him ineligible to pitch in the Midsummer Classic.

"He knows what he's doing. That's why he's been so successful," Mets manager Terry Collins said after Teheran's last outing. "He pitches to both parts of the plate and keeps you off balance. He's tough to hit and you can't let him get a lead. We didn't have much of an opportunity."

Mets: Campbell proving worthy in utility role
• With a right-handed starter on the mound for Atlanta, Eric Campbell likely won't be in the starting lineup -- but that doesn't mean he won't affect the final score.

The utility man has thrived since arriving in New York in early May. He ran his hitting streak to eight games and his batting average sits a .340 with nine extra-base hits and nine RBIs.

While recently filling in for David Wright at third base, he went 13-for-28.

"He's probably more of a bench guy right now. That's what he came here to do," Collins said. "Those guys, when you need them when someone goes down for a period of time, they step up and he's stepped up. He's done an outstanding job of doing that. What we need from him right now is to come off the bench at certain times in the game and get a big hit."

Campbell is 5-for-11 with three doubles and three walks as a pinch-hitter. Collins credited Campbell's "quiet" swing for that success.

Braves: Gattis not expected back right after break
Evan Gattis, who has been sidelined since Jun 27 with a bulging thoracic disc, isn't expected to return from the disabled list immediately after the All-Star break, but his manager is still hopeful for a return in the next few weeks.

If all goes well, Gattis may be able to catch some bullpen sessions when the Braves travel to Chicago this weekend to face the Cubs. Swinging a bat, though, still seems unlikely and Gattis' return will have to wait a bit longer.

"If he's only going to catch bullpens by this Saturday or Sunday," Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez said, "he won't come out [until] after the break."

Worth noting
• The Mets' 4-3 win Monday was the 3,999th in franchise history.

• The last 10 runs the Braves have scored against the Mets have come with two outs. Comments