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Atlanta Braves at Colorado Rockies Series Recap

Craig Kimbrel tied the Braves franchise record for saves in a season by a rookie in Thursday's series finale.
Craig Kimbrel tied the Braves franchise record for saves in a season by a rookie in Thursday's series finale.

It wasn't the best series, but Atlanta managed to escape the cruel confines of Coors Field with a series split against the Rockies. Here are some notes from the series.

Freddie Freeman continued to destroy Rockies pitching. For the series, he went 7-18 with two home runs, two doubles, and four RBI's. 

Jordan Schafer struggled in the leadoff spot before injuring his finger in the third game of the series and missed the finale. He went 3-12 at the plate with five strikeouts and two walks. He did however steal two bases. 

Dan Uggla kept his hitting streak going before missing the series finale due to an injured calf. With a hit in each of the three games he played in, Uggla now has a 12 game hitting streak. Uggla was 4-13 including two home runs in game two of the series.

Dexter Fowler stepped up and assumed the role of token Braves killer during the four game series. He was 6-14 with five RBI's, two triples, and two steals including a steal of home in game four of the series.

It's safe to say Brandon Beachy isn't a fan of Coors Field whatsoever after a rough start in game two. The Rockies pounded Beachy for nine hits and six runs as he uncharacteristically walked five and struck out only three in 4.2 innings of work. 

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Outside of Scott Proctor and Cory Gearrin, the Braves bullpen pitched relatively well. The non Proctor/Gearrin relievers threw 8.1 innings, giving up only one run (unfortunately that run was the one to lose game three) while striking out six.  

Moving on to Proctor and Gearrin, the duo got rocked in game two of the series. Gearrin gave up two hits and four runs while walking four and hitting one batter with a pitch. Proctor came in and didn't fair much better, giving up three runs in 1.1 innings pitched.

Atlanta also struggled to get the duo of Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez out during the series. They tallied a combined 12 hits including two home runs. Gonzalez left game four early after injuring his wrist. 

Craig Kimbrel recorded his 30th save during Thursday's finale, which tied him with Kerry Ligtenberg for the Braves franchise record for saves in a season by a rookie. I think it's safe to say Kimbrel will hold that record on his own very soon.

After missing the first two games of the series, Jason Heyward returned for the final two and swung the bat relatively well. He went 1-3 in game three and 2-5 with a home run, a double, and three RBI's in game four of the series. Atlanta badly needs him to get on a roll at the plate. He also made a great diving catch in the finale. 

Ubaldo Jimenez tied a season high in strikeouts with nine in game two of the series. He held Atlanta to two runs in 6.2 solid innings. 

Up next:

Atlanta heads to Cincinnati for a three game series starting Friday night.  

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