Yankees RHP Jonathan Loaisiga threw a season-high 92 pitches in four innings in Monday's game against the Atlanta Braves at Yankee Stadium.
A week after he threw 5 1/3 scoreless innings against the Philadelphia Phillies, Loaisiga allowed three runs and five hits, including three straight doubles in the fourth inning that turned a 2-1 Yankees lead into a 3-2 deficit.
Loaisiga surrendered a solo home run to Johan Camargo in the third inning that tied the game at 1. After the Yankees answered with another run in the bottom half, the Braves answered with two in the top of the fourth.
Loaisiga gave up a one-out double to Nick Markakis on a 2-2 fastball, then lost an 11-pitch battle to Kurt Suzuki by giving up a game-tying RBI double down the left-field line. The next batter, Ronald Acuna Jr., hit another double to left that put Atlanta on top.
Loaisiga allowed more than two runs only twice in 10 starts with High-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton, but has done so twice in four starts since he was promoted to take the spot of the injured Masahiro Tanaka. However, in Loaisiga's other two starts, he didn't give up a run.
Prior to Monday, his previous season-high in pitches was 91, which he threw in his MLB debut on June 15 when he walked four batters in five scoreless innings.
He was in line for the loss until Didi Gregorius' fifth-inning sac fly tied the game at 3.