Since I liked Alex’s post for Friday’s game, I thought I’d go with the same here.
The Braves are 17-10 at home and over the last 9 games are 7-2. Mike Minor did not have his best stuff today, but was decent giving up 4 hits over 6 2/3.
BJ appears to have revived from his coma. Over the last ten or twelve games he is swinging the bat really well. He singled in the 3rd and again in the 8th. He scored the only Braves run after a double by Freddie Freeman and a sac fly by Justin Upton.
The Not Very Good At All:
The Braves got just two hits off Juan Nicasio, who was wild all night. They were very obliging in making him effectively wild. I thought the offense was going to have a good night when in the 3rd we loaded the bases with a walk to Jason Heyward, a single to BJ, and another walk to Freddie, but Justin popped up to first to end the threat. Michael Cuddyer and Troy Tulowitski took Minor deep. In the second, Minor went 3-0 to Cuddyer and served up a pumpkin right over the middle. In the 6th Tulo took Minor deep to left.
Even without Carlos Gonzalez and Nolan Arenado, the Rockies had no problems at all. Andrelton Simmons is 2 for his last 18.
Prior to this game, Mike Minor had never lost to the Rockies and Juan Nicasio had never beaten the Braves.
But at 27-21, we are still in first.