Yankees takeaways from Wednesday’s 4-1 loss to Braves, including another short Corey Kluber outing
The Yankees got another below average start from Corey Kluber and the bats remained peaceful in Wednesday’s 4-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves.
Here are some crucial takeaways…
– After stopping working to pitch more than 4 innings in any of this very first 3 starts as a Yankee, Kluber left to a strong start, as he required simply 11 pitches to make it through a 1-2-3 very first inning. He uncorked a wild pitch after an Ozzie Albies single in the 2nd, however left the inning otherwise unharmed. Kluber likewise got some assistance behind him in the 3rd inning, as Clint Frazier set out for a great head-first diving grab in left field. Kluber quickly made it through his very first 4 innings, with the video game still scoreless heading into the 5th.
– The veteran discovered himself in a jam in the 5th inning, as Pablo Sandoval singled and both Austin Riley and Guillermo Heredia strolled to fill the bases with one out. Ehire Adrianza then broke the scoreless tie with a sac fly. After yet another Kluber walk, his night was over, as he was pulled for Nick Nelson with the bases filled once again. However Nelson can be found in and instantly strolled Marcell Ozuna on 4 pitches to generate the Braves’ 2nd run.
In all, Kluber was charged with two earned runs on two hits over his 4.2 innings. He struck out two but strolled 4 and threw a wild pitch. He has yet to make it through the fifth inning in any of his four starts.
– Coming into the game hitting just .182, Gleyber Torres singled on a line drive up the middle in the 2nd, the Yankees’ first hit off of Ian Anderson. Torres eventually made it into scoring position, but with runners at first and second and 2 outs, Gary Sanchez struck out on three pitches to end the inning.
–Luis Cessa ran into some trouble in the seventh. A DJ LeMahieu error and an intentional walk to Freddie Freeman once again loaded the bases for the Braves. Ozuna then grounded into a force-out to make it a 3-0 Braves lead.
– The Yankees bats stayed very quiet through the first six innings, with singles by Torres, Aaron Judge, and Gio Urshela as the only hits heading into the seventh. The Yankees were just 0-for-1 with runners in scoring position to that point, as they had trouble getting anyone there to begin with.
In the seventh, Mike Ford singled and Sanchez walked to give the Yankees runners at first and second with 2 outs. Frazier also worked a walk to load the bases, giving the Yankees their best scoring opportunity of the night to that point. But A.J. Minter came in from the bullpen and got LeMahieu to ground out to third to end the threat.
– Urshela was pulled from the game in the top of the eighth inning, with the team announcing he was dealing with lower back tightness. Rougned Odor replaced Urshela in the lineup, playing second base as LeMahieu moved to third.
– Giancarlo Stanton set out swinging in the bottom of the eighth inning. He went 0-for-4 with three runners left on base, as his season average dipped to .158.
– The Braves added some insurance in the ninth, as Riley hit an opposite field solo home run off of Brooks Kriske to make it a 4-0 game. Frazier brought in the Yankees’ only run off the night with an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth, however that would be all for the Bombers.
The Yankees hit the road for an eight-game road trip, as they start a 4-video game series with the Cleveland Indians on Thursday at 6:10 p.m. The Yankees haven’t announced their starting pitcher yet, while lefty Logan Allen is set to start for Cleveland.
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