Atlanta Braves, Hale fall to New York Yankees 7-0


Mar 19, 2014; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; Atlanta Braves pitcher

David Hale

(57) throws a pitch in the third inning of the spring training exhibition game against the New York Yankees at Champion Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Braves went down quietly in this spring training game against the New York Yankees, letting up seven runs and not crossing the plate a single time. It’s certainly a good thing that spring training games don’t matter because it sure does seem like the Braves have lost a whole lot more than they have won.


David Hale had a pretty meh start. He threw 4.1 innings and allowed three earned runs after giving up five hits and three walks. That’s certainly not going to help his WHIP–or his odds in the starting rotation battle. After that Hale handed the game over to the bullpen, which was also pretty bad excluding eight outs from Craig Kimbrel and Luis Avilan.

Offensively, it was a pretty pitiful effort as well. But you knew that right? I mean they couldn’t even manage to score a run. In total, the team managed to get five hits thanks to Justin Upton, Andrelton Simmons, Jordan Schafer, Ryan Doumit and Philip Gosselin. The good news though is that three of those hits went for doubles (Upton, Doumit and Schafer).

Injury notes

We gave you word earlier in the day that Evan Gattis was scratched from today’s lineup with a quad strain. There’s not a whole lot of information about that at this point, but let’s hope that it doesn’t get any worse in the meantime. We’ll keep you updated if it lingers.

Apparently Doumit was also battling a small injury today:

Minor might be a while:

Not a whole lot has been going well for the Braves this spring training and that means we’re even more eager to get into the actual season. Maybe Ervin Santana can get our hopes up a bit with a strong outing tomorrow. He’s scheduled to pitch two innings.