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.