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Jair Jurrjens Struggles with Control as Atlanta Braves Fall to New York Yankees

March 10th, 2012 at 9:05 PM
By Cody Fields

Jair Jurrjens seemed to take a step backward on Saturday; he struggled with his control as the Atlanta Braves lost yet another Spring Training game to the New York Yankees.

Jurrjens was tagged for six walks, five hits and three runs in 2 1/3 innings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. 

Jurrjens gave up two runs in the first by giving up RBI-singles to Mark Teixeira and Raul Ibanez. The damage Jurrjens gave up was capped off by an RBI-double in the second by Alex Rodriguez.

After giving up two straight one-out walks in the third, Jurjens finally got the hook. Describing his outing as frustrating, he said the only pitch he effectively commanded in the outing was his slider, citing mechanical issues.

Michael Bourn showed the Braves' offensive potential by leading off with a double in the first. He would take third base on the play when Ibanez fell down in left field. Martin Prado followed with an RBI-single.

Tommy Hanson and Sean Gilmartin will start in tomorrow's split-squad games at 1:05 p.m.

Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Jair Jurrjens, Martin Prado, Michael Bourn, MLB, New York Yankees

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