In baseball, there are good days and there are bad days. Today was a bad day for the Colorado Rockies. After losing the first game of their doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves, 4-3, they were manhandled in the nightcap, 10-2.
The Rockies scored the first run of the game on Michael Cuddyer's third inning RBI single, but probably should have been on the board in the second if not for Jordan Pacheco, who led off with a base hit, being picked off by Braves starter Julio Teheran.
The Braves took the lead in the top of the fourth on Juan Francisco's two-run homer and Jordan Schafer's RBI single against Jon Garland gave Atlanta a 3-1 lead.
The lead was extended in the fifth when B.J. and Justin Upton became the first brothers to hit back-to-back home runs in a Major League game since Paul and Lloyd Waner in 1938.
Garland was done after six innings, trailing 6-1 after B.J. Upton's sac fly in that inning, having allowed six earned runs on 10 hits with four walks and a strike out.
Josh Outman gave up four runs in the ninth inning and the Rockies got a meaningless tally in the bottom half to reach the 10-2 final.
The Rockies will look to salvage a game from the series tomorrow afternoon as Tyler Chatwood makes his 2013 debut against Tim Hudson, who enters the game with a career ERA of 8.04 at Coors Field.
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