WP - Aceves (5-1) SV - Rivera (17) LP - Lowe (7-6)
The Yankees and Atlanta Braves were in a tight 8-6 game last night when Braves manager Bobby Cox decided to intentionally walk Mark Teixeira and face Alex Rodriguez with the bases loaded. It’s a move opposing managers might want to think twice about going forward. A-Rod, who had been slumping prior to Wednesday night’s game, powered a pitch into right field for a 2-run single that gave the Yankees some breathing room. The Bombers went on to an 11-7 win, led by the bat of Rodriguez, who drove in 4 runs.
It appeared the game would be a laugher after the Yankees knocked Braves starter Derek Lowe from the game in the 4th inning. But Andy Pettitte struggled all night, and despite being armed with an 8-1 lead, was forced from the game as the Braves rallied for 5 runs in the bottom half of the 4th. What was expected to be a pitcher’s duel...
Read the rest of my recap at Baseball Digest Online.