June 23, 2009

Yankees shut out by Braves

The Braves pitching staff yielded four hits and six walks to the Yankees, but allowed none to cross home plate. The Braves (34-36) scored four runs — three off Chien-Ming Wang — to hand the Yankees (38-32) their third straight loss.


Quick ‘Cap:

Wang had struck out the first two batters of the third inning, so everything was looking good for a pitcher with a lot to prove. Instead, the wheels fell off and the Braves rallied for three runs on a single, walk and two doubles.


There isn’t much else to recap in this one. Bottom line is the Yankees left all 11 of their runners on base. Full box score here.


Give credit to Braves starter Tommy Hanson. He’s a young pitcher with a ton of potential. I’m just surprised the Yanks couldn’t touch the Braves’ bullpen.


Line of the Night:
Phil Hughes: 2 IP, zeroes, 2 K. If he continues to pitch like this, and Wang continues to throw average baseball, the two should switch places.


Up Next:
Joba Chamberlain (3-2, 3.89) looks to even the series against Kenshin Kawakami (4-6, 4.42) Wednesday night.

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