So this streaky team has now lost four in a row. Like the previous game, this was a close call that they led (not for nearly as long) and lost on a homer.
The Yankees took a 1-0 lead in the first, Alex Rodriguez singling home Derek Jeter, but Tim Hudson settled down from there (he struck out eight and walked none in six innings) while the offense labored. They had the bases loaded with one out in the second, but Hudson struck out and Michael Bourn grounded out. Martin Prado was on second with none out in the third but was stranded. Jason Heyward doubled leading off of the fourth and Andrelton Simmons walked with one out, but again, they were stranded.
Finally, in the fifth inning, Prado led off with a single and Brian McCann homered, to give the Braves a 2-1 lead. And then Heyward doubled again with two out and was stranded, and in the sixth Curtis Granderson hit a two-run homer to make it 3-2. Bourn singled with two out in the sixth. Uggla and Chipper Jones walked with one out in the seventh. Bourn singled with one out in the eighth but Prado hit into a double play. Chipper singled with two out in the ninth, but Heyward popped up to end it.
It’s just so freaking frustrating. You outhit a team 12-7 and outwalk them 4-1 and you lose. Just rearrange the hits a little and the Braves could have easily scored six runs.
Craig Kimbrel struck out the side in the ninth. Well, he was well-rested.