So, four more years of this? Derek Lowe, like he was two starts ago, was completely hapless, allowing eight runs (two “unearned”, but come on) on eleven hits and three walks, and didn’t retire a man in the fourth. It was awful. You’re in serious trouble when your putative ace can’t get through four innings without getting hammered.
The Braves actually mounted something of a comeback, getting five runs in the fourth to cut it 8-6. But after that, they didn’t do much (McCann hit a solo homer in the ninth for the only other run) and the Yankees got two in the seventh and one in the eighth; the last of these, too, was “unearned”. Chipper committed an error and Escobar (who really should be sitting, as his hip is killing him, but we need
the eggs his offense) committed two.
The Braves did have thirteen hits and four walks, but both were less than what the Yankees did. Four Braves had two hits apiece, Prado (who started at second and moved to first later), Yunel, ACHE, and Francoeur, who still sucks.