MLB scores: Rockies lose stupid game to Braves, 3-2

Scott Cunningham

I wish I could come up with a more grown-up headline than that.

This was pretty much the worst game ever.

It felt like every game over the last couple of seasons in which Troy Tulowitzki or Carlos Gonzalez got hurt, but instead, it wasn't one of the oft-injured stars leaving the game with an injury that will sideline them for weeks. Instead, it was budding superstar third baseman Nolan Arenado who was hit with bad luck, fracturing his left mallet finger while sliding into second base on a second-inning double.

Arenado came around to score the first of two Rockies runs on the evening but left the game after that. He'll be out for somewhere around six weeks. To make matters worse, the Rockies dropped their series opener to the Braves, 3-2, after Gerald Laird of all people knocked in the go-ahead run on an eighth-inning single off of Adam Ottavino.

Michael Cuddyer homered for the Rockies, who collected eight hits but didn't draw a walk and struck out 11 times, in the loss. The good news is that Jordan Lyles bounced back from a poor outing to turn in yet another quality start, allowing only two runs in six innings of work. The 23-year-old right-hander gave up six hits and a walk and notched six strikeouts while lowering his ERA to 3.45.

The Rockies will have to count on DJ LeMahieu at third base while Arenado is out, with Josh Rutledge likely getting the call to fill LeMahieu's spot at second base. The best case scenario is that Arenado heals quickly and returns to form. The 23-year-old Gold Glover was off to a tremendous start this season, hitting .305/.333/.489 before the injury.

Cuddyer and Corey Dickerson had two hits apiece to pace the Rockies' lineup. Every other position player in the starting lineup had at least one hit with the exception of LeMahieu and Charlie Blackmon, whose average is down to .322 after an 0-for-4 performance that included a couple of strikeouts.

Hate you, Atlanta.

Source: FanGraphs

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