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Stanton's 3-Run HR Powers Yankees Over Braves 6-2

Stanton’s 3-Run HR Powers Yankees Over Braves 6-2! 7/4/18 – Game Thread!

Stanton’s 3-Run HR Powers Yankees Over Braves 6-2!

This game was played to a crowd of 46,658 at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY.

 

Stanton’s 3-Run HR Powers Yankees Over Braves 6-2!

Stanton's 3-Run HR Powers Yankees Over Braves 6-2


Julio Teheran started of the game with three strikeouts in the first inning.  I thought he pitched pretty well except for the 3-run homerun to Giancarlo Stanton on an 0-2 pitch.  That pitch was really the game.

Pitchers just can’t give the Yankees power hitters pitches that they can drive to right field.  The Right field fence is so short if you get it up in the air it will be a homerun.

The Braves offense had their best opportunity in the top of first inning.  CC Sabathia was in trouble with the bases loaded.  But the Braves could not score.  Ozzie Alibies had a good game with three hits.  Johan Camargo collected his 9th homerun of the year with a solo homerun in the to of the sixth inning.

Now the Braves are off to Milwaukee for an important four game series with the first place Brewers.

 

Now let’s get to the play by play of this afternoon loss to the Yankees!

Stanton’s 3-Run HR Powers Yankees Over Braves 6-2!

First Inning:

Ender Inciarte leads off the game with a single to center field.  With a runner on first Ozzie Albies pops up to shallow center field for the first out of the inning.  Freddie Freeman hits a soft grounder to first basemen Greg Bird who throws to second to force out Inciarte.  With two outs and a runner on first, Nick Markakis on an 0-2 pitch just got hit just above his wrist.  Kurt Suzuki with runners on first and second works a two out walk from CC Sabathia.  With the bases loaded and two outs Ronald Acuna Jr. strikes out on an 88-mph cutter.

To lead off the bottom of the first inning, Brett Gardner strikes out looking on an 89-mph fastball from Julio Teheran.  Aaron Judge strikes out looking for the second out of the inning.  With two outs and the bases empty Aaron Hicks strikes out to end the inning.  A great start for Julio Teheran with three strikeouts and threw just ten pitches.  After one inning there is no score.

Second Inning:

Johan Camargo leads of the top of the second by grounding out to third base for the first out.  Next up for the Braves is Charlie Culberson who also grounds out to third base.  With two outs Dansby Swanson on an 3-2 pitch hits a single to left field.  Ender Inciarte flies out to center field to end the top of the second inning.  Yankees and Braves are scoreless going to the bottom of the second inning.

To lead of the bottom of the second inning Giancarlo Stanton hits a dribbler to Freddie Freeman who feeds to Teheran covering first base for the first out.  Didi Gregorius hits a soft double to left field.  With a runner on second Gleyber Torres strikes out swinging.  Greg Bird with two outs hits a sharp line drive to right field for a single which allows Gregorius to score.  With a runner on first Kyle Higashioka strikes out on a 92-mph fastball from Teheran.  Going to the top of the third inning the Yankees lead the Braves 1-0!

Third Inning:

To lead off the top of the third inning Ozzie Albies flies out to center field for the first out.  On a 1-2 pitch Freddie Freeman is hit on the elbow by Sabathia.  With a runner on first base Nick Markakis grounds in a double play to end the inning.  The Yankees hold on to a 1-0 lead over the Braves.

Neil Walker hits a sharp line drive to right field for a base hit.  With a runner on first base Brett Gardner flies out to right field for the first out.  On a 1-2 pitch Aaron Judge strikes out for the second out.  With two outs Aaron Hicks walks to give the Yankees runners on first and second.  Giancarlo Stanton on an 0-2 pitch hits a 3-run homerun of Teheran.  With two outs Didi Gregorius lines out to right field to end the third inning.  The Yankees add to their lead over the Braves 4-0!

 

Fourth Inning:

Atlanta Braves Gear at Fanatics.comKurt Suzuki leads off the top of the fourth inning by striking out swinging for the first out of the inning.  With one out Ronald Acuna Jr. flies out to left field.  Johan Camargo works a 3-2 count for a walk off Sabathia.  With a runner on first and two outs Charlie Culberson grounds out to first base to end the inning.  Going to the bottom of the fourth inning the Yankees lead the Braves 4-0!

Freddie Freeman leaves the game with an upper arm contusion injury and is replaced by Charlie Culberson at first base.  Danny Santana comes in to play left field.  Gleyber Torres strikes out leading of the bottom of the fourth inning.  With one out Greg Bird flies out to center fielder Ender Inciarte.  Kyle Higashioka hit a long fly ball to right field over the wall for a solo homerun.  With two outs Neil Walker works a walk from Julio Teheran.  Brett Gardner with a runner on first base walks to give the Yankees runners on first and second base.  With two outs Aaron Judge on a 3-2 pitch strikes out on a 93-mph fastball.  At the end of four innings the Yankees lead the Braves 5-0!

Fifth Inning:

Dansby Swanson is called out on a third strike for the first out of the fifth inning.  With one out Ender Inciarte works a walk.  Ozzie Albies then hits a single to left field which allows Inciarte to advance to third base.  With runners on first and third Danny Santana grounds out to second which allows Inciarte to score.  Nick Markakis lines out to center field to end the inning.  The Yankees continue to lead the Braves 5-1!

To lead off the fifth inning Aaron Hicks works a wall off Julio Teheran.  With Giancarlo Stanton batting Hicks steals second base.  With a runner on second base Stanton strikes out for the first out of the fifth inning.  Didi Gregorius grounds out to first base for the second out which allows Hicks to advance to third base.  With two outs Brandon Drury strikes out swinging to end the fifth inning.  The Yankees still lead the Braves 5-1!

Sixth Inning:

To lead off the top of the sixth inning Kurt Suzuki goes down swinging for the first out.  Ronald Acuna Jr. then strikes out swinging for the second out of the inning.  With two outs Johan Camaro hits a long solo homerun to left field for his 9th homerun this year.  Charlie Culberson dumps a hustling double in short left field.  With a runner on second base Dansby Swanson grounds out to second to end the top of the sixth inning.  The Braves get a run to cut into the Yankees 5-2 lead!

Braves pitcher Luiz Gohara replaces Julio Teheran.  Greg Bird lines out to left field for the first out.  With one out Kyle Higashioka strikes out looking for the second out of the inning.  Neil Walker strikes out swinging on a slider from Braves pitcher Gohara.  After six inning the Yankees still lead the Braves 5-2!

 

Seventh Inning:

Shop for Authentic Autographed Atlanta Braves Collectibles at SportsMemorabilia.comYankees pitcher Chad Green replaces CC Sabathia.  Ender Inciarte leads of the seventh inning buy hitting one up the middle for a base hit.  With a runner on first base Ozzie Albies singles over second base.  Danny Santana flies out to left field for the first out of the inning.  With runners on first and second Nick Markakis hits a long fly ball to left field for the second out.  With Kurt Suzuki batting Albies and Inciarte steal second and third base.  Suzuki then lines out to right field to end the top of the seventh inning.  Yankees still lead the Braves 5-2!

Leading off the bottom of the seventh inning Brett Gardner grounds out to second basemen Ozzie Albies for the first out of the inning.  Aaron Judge hits another high fly ball to right field for a solo homerun.  The Next batter Aaron Hicks of fly ball to right field for the second out.  With two outs Giancarlo Stanton strikes out swinging to end the seventh inning.  The Yankees add to their lead over the Braves 6-2!

Eighth Inning:

Yankees pitcher Dellin Betances replaces Chad Green.  Ronald Acuna Jr. strikes out swing for the first out of the inning.  With one out Johan Camargo strikes out on a 99-mph fastball from Betances.  Charlie Culberson with two outs hits a double to left field.  With a runner on second base Dansby Swanson bounces out to the pitcher who throws to first to end the top of the eighth inning.  The Yankees still lead the Braves 6-2!

Braves pitcher Arodys Vizcaino replaces Luiz Gohara.  Didi Gregorius leads of the inning with a single to right field.  With a runner on first base Brandon Drury hits a grounder to shortstop Dansby Swanson who steps on second and throws to first for a double play.  Greg Bird with two outs lines a ball off first basemen Charlie Culberson who throws to the pitcher to end the bottom of the eighth inning.  The Yankees lead the Braves 6-2!

Ninth Inning:

Yankees pitcher Jonathan Holder replaces Dellin Betances.  Leading off for the Braves is Ender Inciarte who hits a ball to the pitcher who throws to first base for the first out of the ninth inning.  Ozzie Albies hits a single down the left field line.  With a runner on first base Danny Santana hits a high pop up fly to right field for the second out.  Nick Markakis with two outs and a runner on first base ground out to the shortstop to end the game.  The Yankees beat the Braves 6-2!

The Yankees CC Sabathia improves his record to 6-3.  The Braves Julio Teheran drops to 6-6.  The Yankees win the series over the Braves 2-1!

Stanton’s 3-Run HR Powers Yankees Over Braves 6-2!

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Stanton’s 3-Run HR Powers Yankees Over Braves 6-2!

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Atlanta Braves 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 9 0
New York Yankees 0 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 X 6 7 0

W: Sabathia (6-3)     L:  Teheran (6-6)

Stanton’s 3-Run HR Powers Yankees Over Braves 6-2!

 

Atlanta Braves NewsJulio Teheran started of the game with three strikeouts in the first inning.  I thought he pitched pretty well except for the 3-run homerun to Giancarlo Stanton on an 0-2 pitch.  That pitch was really the game.

 

Pitchers just can’t give the Yankees power hitters pitches that they can drive to right field.  The Right field fence is so short if you get it up in the air it will be a homerun.

 

The Braves offense had their best opportunity in the top of first inning.  CC Sabathia was in trouble with the bases loaded.  But the Braves could not score.  Ozzie Alibies had a good game with three hits.  Johan Camargo collected his 9th homerun of the year with a solo homerun in the to of the sixth inning.

 

Now the Braves are off to Milwaukee for an important four game series with the first place Brewers.

 

–Bob Griggs | Atlanta Dugout Talk 

 

 


About Bob Griggs

I became an Atlanta Braves Fan in the spring of 1974. I was in first grade and Hank Aaron was chasing Babe Ruth for the all-time home run king. Back in 1974 things were different than they are now. You could not just watch every game on television. Because of the event the networks would interrupt programming and show Hank Aaron batting until he broke the home run record. Since then I have always been an Atlanta Braves Fan.

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