Rockies unearn another loss to Braves

September 6, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves third baseman Juan Francisco (25) scores on an error in the second inning against the Colorado Rockies at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE

Jhoulys Chacin allowed one run to score when he couldn't handle a routine throw back to the mound from Wilin Rosario, and for the second straight game, that one run was enough to give the Braves the victory. Rockies pitchers actually now have a streak of 32 innings without allowing an earned run to score, but have just a 1-2 record in the three complete games encompassed in that span.

Despite the "scoreless" streak, Chacin, much like the other three Rockies starters this series, wasn't overly effective as he allowed ten baserunners (seven hits, three walks) over his three and a third innings. Unlike his three previous outings since returning from the disabled list, he lacked command of his sinker, as evidenced by the 4/5 GB/FB rate on his outs and he quickly exhausted his 75 allotted pitches while dealing with the traffic. There was a decent chance that Juan Francisco would have scored anyway during the fateful second inning, as after a Dan Uggla hit a ground rule double, the Braves had runners on second and third with nobody out. That said, the Rockies bullpen was phenomenal, not allowing a baserunner for the remainder of the game while striking out five Braves in four and two thirds innings.

Charlie Blackmon had four hits to lead the Rockies, but also made a critical base-running error in the top of the second, trying to stretch a double into three bases without success.


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