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Déjà vu again: Braves give no support to Shelby Miller, lose 5-3 to the Rockies

This looks familiar...

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Different process, same result: the Braves offense can't seem to give Shelby Miller a lead, and the Braves lose 5-3 to the Rockies for the second straight game.

Miller already trailed 1-0 after one inning on Nolan Arenado's RBI double, but much of the grief caused for Miller came in the fourth. Two triples and a double were among the five hits in the inning that resulted in three runs, and poor Cameron Maybin had to chase most of them down in the cavernous outfield: Daniel Descalso tripled home Nick Hundley, who singled leading off the inning; Brandon Barnes brought home Descalso with a single; Barnes was caught stealing, but then Charlie Blackmon tripled with two outs and scored on DJ LeMahieu's double. Carlos Gonzalez led off the fifth with a home run for a 5-0 Rockies lead.

The Rockies used up much of their pen again, bringing up Gonzalez Germen to start in place of scheduled starter David Hale, who was placed on the DL. Braves hitters had a total of two hits through five innings against Germen and Aaron Laffey, their only offense coming off the bat of Kelly Johnson in the sixth: a three-run homer off Laffey. Their only other serious scoring opportunity came in the eighth, but that went up in smoke.

The Braves were held to 1-4 with RISP because of three double plays. Miller allowed all five runs in five innings on 11 hits. He struck out seven.

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Source: FanGraphs

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