Julio Teheran allowed five runs in five innings as the Atlanta Braves dropped their second straight game to the New York Yankees by a score of 6-2. New York takes 2-of-3 while the Braves fall to 4-2 on their current road trip.
New York jumped out to an early lead against Teheran in the second inning when Greg Bird singled through the right side to score Didi Gregorius to put the Yankees up 1-0. They would strike again in the third when Giancarlo Stanton jumped on an 0-2 fastball from Teheran and drove it 410 feet into the right centerfield stands to increase the lead to 4-0.
The Braves received a scare in the third inning when Freddie Freeman was hit by an inside fastball thrown by Yankees’ starter CC Sabathia. Freeman initially stayed in the game but exited in the fourth inning. The Braves later released an update saying that Freeman suffered an upper right arm contusion.
Kyle Higashioka made it 5-0 with a solo home run of his own in the fourth. Teheran would exit after five having allowed five hits and five runs. He walked four and struck out 10. He is the first Braves’ pitcher to allow five runs while striking out 10 since Tommy Hanson in 2010.
The Braves finally got on the board in the fifth when Ender Inciarte walked and came around to score on a groundout by Danny Santana. Atlanta struck again in the sixth as Johan Camargo connected for his ninth home run of the season to cut the lead to 5-2.
If you are looking for a silver lining in this game then it was a solid appearance by Luiz Gohara who was recalled from Triple-A prior to the game. Gohara struck out three over two innings and was touching 95-96 on the radar gun. His only blemish came on an opposite field home run by Aaron Judge to the short porch in right field.
Arodys Vizcaino also saw his first action since the middle of June working a scoreless inning of relief in the eighth.
Ozzie Albies finished with three hits for the Braves while Inciarte and Charlie Culberson had two each. However the Braves were 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position.
Sabathia turned in a solid performance for the Yankees allowing five hits and two runs over six innings. He walked three and struck out five.
The Braves will continue their road trip on Thursday when they travel to Milwaukee where they will open a four-game set against the Brewers.