After not starting him for the second time in three days against a left-handed starter, Gonzalez told Jason Heyward that he was not planning to start platooning him with Matt Diaz. Gonzalez said his decision to sit Heyward on Tuesday was based on the fact that Diaz had five hits in nine career at-bats against Yankees starter CC Sabathia.
In the bottom of the first, Diaz made the decision pay off, hitting a three-run double to put the Braves on the board first.
Former Braves star and current Yankees outfielder Andruw Jones arranged to have his picture taken with Atlanta shortstop Andrelton Simmons on Tuesday afternoon. Both players are from Curacao.
"People down there are real excited about this kid," Jones said of Simmons.