Hey, the Braves beat the Yankees. At Yankee Stadium, no less. Weird things happen.
Tim Hudson had a weird night, as happens against the Yankees. He only went five innings, largely because he’d already thrown 109 pitches. He gave up just four walks and struck out five, but walked five, highly unusual for him. Three of the Yankees’ hits came with no out in the second inning, with a Nick Swisher double scoring two, but Hudson was able to contain the damage.
Jason Heyward tripled leading off the third, and scored on an Andrelton Simmons groundout. In the fourth, Chipper Jones hit a two-out double, scoring Martin Prado, to tie it, and Freddie Freeman came in to score on a Simmons single. Unfortunately, Heyward was thrown out at third base before Chipper touched home, costing the Braves a run. And in the bottom of the inning Chipper made an error allowing the tying run to score, 3-3.
Heyward made up for it in the sixth when with Brian McCann at third and two out he reached on an infield single to make it 4-3, and things were turned over to the bullpen, which did a great job this time. Chad Durbin got them 1-2-3 in the sixth. Jonny Venters allowed a single and a walk to start the seventh, but then got two groundouts and a strikeout. Eric O’Flaherty hit Andruw Jones with one out in the eighth (stop hitting Andruw, you guys!) but got a GIDP to end it, and Craig Kimbrel contributed his usual two strikeouts and a foul popup.