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Braves 8, Rockies 7: Rockies can’t quite come back this time

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The Rockies clawed their way back, but Josh Donaldson made sure they didn’t leave with the sweep

The Colorado Rockies went down early on a pair of Atlanta Braves home runs in the first inning, but they once again found a way to storm back to build a late lead. However, a decisive home run in the eighth foiled their attempts at a sweep and ended their eight-game winning streak in Atlanta.

Battle of the Long Balls

There were six home runs hit between both teams today — four by the Braves and two by the Rockies. Tyler Anderson gave up three of those in the first two innings, and two were to the first three batters of the game. Daniel Murphy hit his second of the year in the third inning off of Grandview graduate Kevin Gausman — a three run shot that gave the Rockies the lead back after the early 3-0 deficit. Ian Desmond hit a solo shot in the sixth to give the Rockies a 6-5 lead, but ultimately it was a three-run shot by Josh Donaldson in the eighth off of Seunghwan Oh that was the difference in the game.

Another short start by Tyler Anderson

Tyler Anderson struggled early again today. After ten pitches, the score was 3-0 after a solo homer, a walk, and another homer. Anderson ended up lasting 4 23 innings, giving up five earned runs on four hits. He struck out nine, but walked four. Each of Tyler Anderson’s starts in 2019 have been five innings or less.

Coming Up Next

The Rockies fly to Milwaukee next to take on Christian Yelich and the Brewers. Tomorrow is Kyle Freeland’s spot, so the starter has yet to be announced. However, they will be pitching against right-hander Zach Davies. First pitch is at 5:40pm MT.