Starters Kevin Gausman and Tyler Anderson battled to a 5 – 5 stalemate before Donaldson’s 5th of the year gave the battle of the bullpens to the Braves. Tyler Flowers started the rally with a single, and Ozzie’s 3rd hit of the day kept the inning alive for the rain to be made.
The Rockies took a 6 – 5 lead in the 6th thanks to an Ian Desmond homer off Dan Winkler. They added an unearned run in the 8th after Chad Sobotka walked Desmond and Johan Camargo misplayed Tony Wolters groundball single to left field. Veteran Jerry Blevins, just acquired from Oakland’s AAA Las Vegas affiliate, got his feet wet in the 7th, recording an out and a walk.
The Braves gave A.J. Minter a chance to redeem his blown save from the previous night, but he could only produce 1 out amongst 2 singles, and gave way to Luke Jackson to face the right handed Nolan Arenado. Now is the Minter of our discontent. Hot Hand Luke (h/t Dan) got Arenado and David Dahl to record his first save.
Once upon a time there was a man who was saving for a dream vacation. He sold all his expensive belongings for cheaper replacements, and bragged to his friends about all the money he was saving. He sacrificed for years. But, when the time came to take the vacation, he said, “I can afford this vacation, but they are asking more money than I think I ought to have to pay. And besides, it might not be that good now anyway.” So, he stayed home and binge-watched some old Matlock DVD’s he had around the house already. And it was fine, just fine.