Foltynewicz worked in and out of trouble early but was able to minimize the damage allowing just four hits and one earned run over five innings. Colorado struck first in the second inning when Gerardo Parra led off the inning with a single and later scored on a double by Trevor Story. Folty escaped further damage by striking out Tony Wolters and Gray to end the threat.
The Rockies loaded the bases in the third but couldn’t deliver the knockout blow as Foltynewicz struck out Carlos Gonzalez to escape. He settled down from there retiring the next six batters he faced before being lifted for a pinch hitter in the fifth.
Folty worked around three walks and struck out six. He had totaled just nine strikeouts over his previous three starts.
A.J. Minter replaced Foltynewicz in the sixth and allowed another single to Parra and then a two-run home run to Mark Reynolds to make the score 3-0.
That was more than enough runs for Gray who hurled six shutout innings allowing five hits and two walks to go along with seven strikeouts.
Atlanta threatened in the seventh when Matt Adams took an outside pitch the other way for a lead off single against Gray. Gray was then replaced by Pat Neshek who served up a single to Ozzie Albies to put runners at first and second with no outs. However, Dansby Swanson popped out to center while pinch hitter Matt Kemp followed with a 6-4-3 double play to end the inning.
Brandon Phillips continued his hot stretch going 2-for-4 for the Braves. Parra and Blackmon had two hits each for the Rockies.
Atlanta drops 2 of 3 to the Rockies and wrap up a nine-game home stand with a 3-6 record. The Braves hit the road again on Monday when they open a three-game set in Philadelphia.