MLB Scores: Braves 11, Rockies 3 - Rockies pounded in Atlanta

Juan Nicasio struggled tonight, giving up eight runs in four innings. - Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Juan Nicasio's strong July came to an abrupt halt as the Rockies dropped their second straight game to the Braves.

Turner Field continued to be a house of horrors for the Rockies as they lost to the Braves in Atlanta for the tenth time in 11 games by an 11-3 score.

Juan Nicasio, who entered the game with a 0.47 ERA in July, surrendered eight runs on ten hits in four innings, walking three and striking out four,

The Rockies took the lead in the top of the first inning against Braves starter Alex Wood when Dexter Fowler walked, advanced to third on DJ LeMahieu's single and scored on a Carlos Gonzalez sacrifice fly. The Braves evened the score in the bottom of the inning thanks to a solo home run by Freddie Freeman.

The Rockies re-took the lead in the second with Nolan Arenado's second home run in as many nights, a two-run shot that gave the Rockies a 3-1 lead.

It was 3-2 Rockies when Atlanta countered with a six-run barrage against Nicasio, capped by Brian McCann's three-run home run that gave the Braves an 8-3 lead.

Wood then held the Rockies at bay, pitching a career-high seven innings, allowing three runs on six hits with a walk and seven strikeouts.

Freeman put the exclamation point on the rout with his second home run of the game in the bottom of the seventh, a three-run blast pushing the Braves to their 11 run total.

The series continues tomorrow night as Tyler Chatwood takes the mound for the Rockies against Mike Minor.


Source: FanGraphs

FYI, the Roll Call generator isn't working tonight, sorry folks.
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