The Braves spent eight and two-thirds innings not able to get a hit with runners in scoring position. They actually got one in the second, but Melky, apparently running in quicksand, was thrown out trying to score from second. The rest of the game — runners all over the place. They scored two runs, one on a sac fly in the first, the other on a bases-loaded walk by Heyward in the third. The Rockies had tied it up in the second with a single, runners first and second, but Jair Jurrjens got out of that jam with no further damage, and out of a couple of others.
He did, however, allow a solo homer in the seventh to tie it up, and another solo homer leading off the eighth to give the Rockies the lead. The Braves blew an easy chance to tie it in the bottom of that inning, when Heyward led off with a walk, went to second on a Melky bunt, and to third on a wild pitch, but couldn’t come home on a sharp grounder by Hinske. In the ninth, Prado led off with a single. Chipper flew out, then Prado went to second on a balk and McCann walked. Glaus grounded into what sure looked to me like a double play, but was called safe at first. Yunel walked to load the bases, and then Heyward hit a hard grounder past the third baseman, scoring Prado from third and pinch-runner Conrad from second.
O’Flaherty got the win in relief. The Braves had eight hits and eleven walks. Jurrjens had only allowed five and three, and O’Flaherty was perfect in his inning. Yet, they probably should have lost. Go figure. The Braves now lead the league in walks.