The Braves offense was non-existant on Tuesday night and will have to fight to avoid the sweep tomorrow afternoon.
Derek Lowe was on the mound for the Braves and was consistently flirting with danger, but managed to pitch six innings. He gave up three runs (two earned), on seven hits and two walks. Despite the decent numbers, it seemed like the Rockies had men in scoring position all night. Jorge De La Rosa started for the Rockies and dominated our lineup. We swung at pretty much whatever he threw, including countless sliders in the dirt. I'm looking forward to the day when we can actually hit left-handed pitching for once.
The offense was pretty awful, and they hit into four double plays on the night. Alex Gonzalez hit his 5th HR of the season with Atlanta on a line drive shot into left field. Gonzo also drove in Matt Diaz in the 7th with an RBI single for the Braves 2nd run of the night. To be honest, Sea Bass was the only hitter who showed up at the plate tonight.
Carlos Gonzalez and Seth Smith both hit deep home runs and neither has landed yet. Dexter Fowler essentially clinched the ballgame in the 8th inning with a clutch 2-out, 2-run single into center field off of Takashi Saito.
Houston Street came in to close the ballgame for the Rockies, and the umpire suddenly widened his strikezone by a foot for the 2nd night in a row. That's always fun. Heyward flew out to left, Prado struck out and Derrek Lee grounded out to end the game.
Rox win 5-2.
The Astros had the game won in Philly, but choked in the 9th with two outs. They're still playing in the 14th.
It'll be Jair Jurrjens against Esmil Rogers tomorrow afternoon. 3:10 start time. If we can't win a game against Jason Hammel, Jorge De La Rosa or Esmil Rogers, well, I'm not really sure what to think.