Even though Julio Teheran lost his no-hit bid in the eighth Wednesday and would have preferred pitching the ninth for a chance at his first career shutout, both he and Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez know how reliable the Braves bullpen has been.

Reliever David Carpenter pitched a perfect ninth including two strikeouts to complete the 5-0 victory. The Braves bullpen has allowed just one run over its last 27 2/3 innings.

Braves relievers outshined a tough Pirates bullpen in a three-game sweep. The Braves and Pirates entered Wednesday’s game tied for the NL lead in bullpen ERA at 2.67, but Braves relievers gave up only one run in seven innings over the series. The Pirates relievers gave up seven runs in 14 1/3 innings.

The only run allowed by the Braves bullpen over the past eight games came Friday night in the second inning of relief for rookie left-hander Alex Wood. But the left-hander with the mid-90s fastball has already impressed with his mound presence and command.

“There are always guys down there that can do the job,” Gonzalez said. “Managers and coaches have just got to trust them, feel comfortable that they can do the job, and then keep putting them in spots where they’re going to be successful. It also helps when you know the ninth inning is going to be covered by (closer Craig) Kimbrel.”