Whee, I get to break out the football score conceit one more time! Humidor? What humidor?
Kyle Davies put in a Tiffinian performance, being knocked out of the game with one out in the third inning, having allowed nine runs on twelve hits and a walk. I know it’s Coors Field, but you can’t pitch that badly, or be allowed to pitch that badly. (Bobby with a Shulavian managing job.) After that, the Rockies just needed to hold on.
They very nearly didn’t. Down 9-3, they got a run in the fourth, a run in the fifth, a run in the seventh, two in the eighth, and one in the ninth. The Braves had the tying run on with one out in the ninth, but LaRoche and Pratt struck out.
Andruw had a big game, going 4-4 with two homers, three RBI and four runs. Pratt, before striking out to end the game, had three hits. Diaz, Aybar, and LaRoche had two apiece.
Ken Ray walked five in an inning and a third, but managed to allow just one run. Good relief work from Devine, Moylan (who pitched two perfect innings and may be pitching his way into the team’s plans for next year) and McBride.