Monday, June 11, 2012

The Yankees win their fourth straight game in Atlanta as they shutout the Braves

The New York Yankees defeated the Atlanta Braves by the score of 3-0. Ivan Nova started for the Yankees and pitched well. The Yankees used a mix and match bullpen as their closer Rafael Soriano was out with a blister. Robinson Cano led the Yankees offense which wasn’t great, they left a lot of runners on base. Delgado pitched ok, he bent but didn’t break. Delgado didn’t have good command and was only able to last five innings. The Braves bullpen did a good job of holding the Yankees down. 
Nova pitched seven innings giving up no runs on five hits with a walk and he struck out six. Nova improved to 8-2 and has won his last four starts. Cody Eppley faced one batter and retired him, Clay Rapada retired both batters that he faced striking out one and Cory Wade struck out the only batter that he faced. Boone Logan faced two batters retiring them both, one of them by strikeout. Delgado lost his sixth game of the season pitching five innings giving up five hits and three runs with six walks and five strikeouts. Gearrin pitched two innings giving up three hits and a walk with a strikeout, Chad Durbin pitched an inning striking out a batter and Venters pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts.

Derek Jeter had a hit, Curtis Granderson had a hit and drew a walk and Alex Rodriguez had a hit and drew a walk. Cano had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk, Mark Teixeira had a hit and drew a walk and Raul Ibanez had a hit and an RBI. Nick Swisher drew two walks, Nova had a hit his first major league hit. Rodriguez and Cano each had a double and Ibanez hit a homerun. The Yankees were 1-8 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base.

Michael Bourn had a hit, Martin Prado had a hit and Dan Uggla drew a walk. Chipper Jones had a hit, Jason Heyward had a hit and Delgado had a hit. The Braves were 0-1 with runners in scoring position and they left four men on base. Jones committed an error.

Cano hit an RBI single in the first to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead. Ibanez hit a solo homerun in the second to extend the lead to 2-0. In the third a wild pitch gave the Yankees a 3-0 lead. That was all the scoring in the game although the Yankees had plenty of chances to break the game open. The Yankees problem this year has been hitting with runners in scoring position, that was a problem in this game although they won the game.

The Yankees have won four straight and are tied for first place in the AL East with the Tampa Bay Rays. The Yankees are also tied for best record in the American League. The two teams will play game two of their three game series on Tuesday night.

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