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Game 72 Recap: Yankees 11, Braves 7

Is it even worth a recap for this one. More disappointment for the Braves, who just can't seem to win a series to save their life.

We saw this happen the last couple of years, where the offense struggles, so the starting pitching tries to compensate and in the process gets hit harder, which causes the bullpen to falter. Dare I say it's happening again, with Derek Lowe trying to be a little too perfect.

Mark Bowman sums up the game, and Lowe's performance, thusly:

By the time the Yankees concluded their 11-7 victory over the Braves at Turner Field on Thursday night, Lowe had been provided plenty of time to erase some of the sting created by the pounding he'd incurred. But in the midst of a rough three-start stretch, it will be a while before he forgets a night when he was battered for 11 hits over the course of just three-plus innings.

The Braves are a strange and frustrating team. We can pitch two shutouts in a row, where everything goes just about perfectly, then we can have two games like the last two where stuff just falls apart all over the field. Screw a trade, I'm convinced that this team has to prove it can do some consistant winning before we try to add anyone else. One player is not going to turn around the collective funk the Braves sometimes find themselves in.

Final - 6.25.2009 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York Yankees 2 1 3 2 0 0 2 1 0 11 16 1
Atlanta Braves 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 1 7 13 3
WP: Alfredo Aceves (5 - 1)
SV: Mariano Rivera (17)
LP: Derek Lowe (7 - 6)

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