This team disgusts me. For one thing, why is it that the worst hitters are also bad defensive players? Francoeur, in the third inning, lollygagged on a routine hit to right, allowing a runner from first to get to third. That runner then scored the game’s first run on a groundout. After the Braves tied it up (on a bases-loaded GIDP from Kotchman, one of four GIDPs on the night), ACHE did his part, “gliding” after a flare that any other left fielder catches, then letting it pop off his glove and turn an out into a leadoff double. That runner then scored on a groundout/fielder’s choice to give the Rockies the lead. Derek Lowe was great; the team behind him, not so much. Lowe’s the one who gets charged the loss.
Any chance of a comeback died in the ninth, when Yunel ole’d a ball that should have been a double play (charged an error) and by the time Peter Moylan, who was brought in with runners on base even though he sucks with runners on base, had done his thing, three runs, two of them “unearned”, had scored.
Francoeur is awful, awful, awful. He was 0-3 and swings at anything. The Braves offense essentially gave up after Chipper grounded into a double play in the sixth.