Atlanta 13, Colorado 9

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, May 5, 2012 8:10 PM
Location - Coors Field
Temperature - 77°
Umpires - Home Plate - Ted Barrett, First Base - Brian Runge, Second Base - Marvin Hudson, Third Base - Tim McClelland,
Attendance - 40013

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Atlanta 0 0 1 0 2 5 4 0 1 13 14 0
Colorado 4 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 9 13 4

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 17-11 8-5 9-6 W2
Colorado 12-14 8-9 4-5 L2

Recap

Braves 13, Rockies 9: Chipper Jones tied his career high with five RBIs as visiting Atlanta rallied from six runs down to win a rain-delayed Game 2 of a three-game set with Colorado.

Jones, who finished 3-for-6, recorded identical two-run singles with the bases loaded in the sixth and seventh, part of a nine-run explosion by the Braves over those two innings after trailing 8-3 after five.

Back-to-back solo home runs from Matt Diaz and Jason Heyward to lead off the sixth got the ball rolling for Atlanta.

A night after edging the Rockies 9-8, six different players recorded RBIs for the Braves - including Freddie Freeman, who drove in two runs.

Braves starter Mike Minor lasted five innings, giving up eight runs on 10 hits while walking four and striking out four. Livan Hernandez picked up his first save in 485 career games while Cristhian Martinez (2-0) earned the win.

Colorado jumped out to a 6-0 lead after two innings, getting four of those runs on Michael Cuddyer’s sixth career grand slam in the opening frame.

Wilin Rosario hit a two-run blast in the fifth and a solo shot in the seventh for his first career multi-homer game.

Carlos Gonzalez finished 4-for-4 with two RBIs for the Rockies, who fell to 3-5 on their nine-game homestand.

Rockies starter Jamie Moyer pitched five innings, allowing five earned runs on 10 hits. Reliever Esmil Rogers (0-2) was beat up for five runs on three hits in just 1 1/3 innings.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Braves have overcome a 6-0 deficit twice in the last four days. They also came back to defeat Philadelphia on Wednesday. ... Jones has recorded five RBIs 18 times in his career. … Colorado recorded just one grand slam in 2011. ... Moyer recorded his 50th career hit in the second inning and first since July 2, 2010. … Heavy rain delayed the game for more than an hour in the bottom of the eighth

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Atlanta   Colorado
Mike Minor Player Jamie Moyer
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.0 IP 5.0
4 Strikeouts 1
10 Hits 10
14.40 ERA 9.00
Hitting
Atlanta   Colorado
Matt Diaz Player Carlos Gonzalez
3 Hits 4
1 RBI 2
1 HR 0
6 TB 5
.750 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Atlanta 14 2 21 .350 21 3 11 6 0 0
Colorado 13 3 23 .361 15 8 9 7 0 4

Upcoming Games

  • Colorado will play their next game at home against Atlanta. The Rockies have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .643 after a loss.
  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against Colorado. The Braves have a W/L % of .688 after a win and .500 after a loss.