Another thing we didn’t see until it was too late: The team not only coming back from a 4-1 deficit, but actually adding runs to a one-run lead late to make it more secure. Wow.
The Braves got a 1-0 lead in the second, as Abe Miller (I prefer this to “Corky”) singled in Andruw, but Renteria struck out and Chipper popped up with the bases loaded to end the inning. Jo-Jo Reyes allowed only two hits through the first five, but unfortunately one of them was a two-run homer in the fourth. In the sixth, he fell apart, and wound up being charged with two runs while getting only one out.
In the seventh, the Braves rallied with four runs. Renteria scored on a wild pitch, Andruw singled in Teixeira, Diaz singled in Francoeur, and Prado singled in Andruw. In the eighth, Teixeira gave the team some breathing room with a two-run double.
Manny Acosta picked up his first career win with an inning of scoreless relief. Dotel, in his second game back, struck out the side in the eighth, and Soriano did the same in the ninth; both allowed one hit.
Chipper was 1-3 with a pair of walks, and stands at .341. Renteria went 1-5 and is down to .331, and unless he has a big game is pretty much out of it. Holliday is out of the lineup again for the Rockies; third-place Ace Chutley was 1-4 and is at .335.