The Atlanta Braves did not play their best baseball on Tuesday night, losing by a score of 6-0. Tommy Hanson pitched his best start since coming off the disabled list four weeks ago, but that was not enough as the offense fell short against Drew Pomeranz and a struggling Rockies bullpen.
Carlos Gonzalez and Jordan Pacheco hit a solo home run in the fourth and fifth inning, respectively, which gave Colorado the early 2-0 lead. Hanson departed shortly after, giving way to Peter Moylan, Luis Avilan, Chad Durbin and Miguel Batista. These four relievers combined to surrender four runs (one earned) on five hits and three walks. The Rockies scored two runs in the seventh and eighth inning, all but ending what was a disappointing night at Turner Field.
The Braves roped out nine hits, although only one was an extra-base hit -- a double from David Ross. Michael Bourn and Martin Prado were thrown out trying to steal, with Prado being tagged out just inches away from home plate.
Sloppy does not begin to describe the game this evening, and we can only hope it does not become a trend in the coming weeks.
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