Atlanta 1, Colorado 0

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Turner Field
Temperature - 81°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jordan Baker, First Base - Gary Darling, Second Base - Paul Emmel, Third Base - Scott Barry,
Attendance - 16714

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Colorado 56-79 30-41 26-38 L1
Atlanta 77-60 39-32 38-28 W1

Recap


Braves 1, Rockies 0: Mike Minor carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning and Craig Kimbrel recorded a four-out save as host Atlanta won for the third time in four games.

Minor (8-10), who had lost three of his past four decisions, allowed just one hit in seven innings – a line-drive single leading off the seventh from Colorado’s Jordan Pacheco. Minor followed by striking out the side, finishing with seven strikeouts and four walks.

Kimbrel struck out Pacheco with runners on second and third to end the eighth. He worked around a walk in the ninth to strike out the side for his 33rd save, in the first game this season he has entered in the middle of an inning.

The win extended the Braves' lead to three games over St. Louis for the top NL wild-card spot. They remained 7 1/2 games back of Washington in the NL East after the Nationals blitzed the Chicago Cubs 9-1.  

Atlanta scored its lone run in the fourth. Chipper Jones led off the inning with a single to center and advanced on a Freddie Freeman walk.

Brian McCann hit a grounder to second that resulted in Freeman being forced out, but shortstop Josh Rutledge’s throw to first was wide. Jones scored on the error to put the Braves ahead 1-0. 

Colorado starter Alex White (2-8) allowed one run on two hits with four walks in four innings, throwing 71 pitches.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Pacheco’s single extended his hitting streak to 14 games. ... The Braves finished 0-for-11 with runners in scoring position. ... Atlanta 2B Dan Uggla started for the first time since he was benched last weekend. Uggla went 0-for-3. … The Braves may get injured SS Andrelton Simmons back this weekend. The rookie played for Single-A Rome on Wednesday and could join the team in New York this weekend. … Colorado added RHP Rob Scahill and utility player Matt McBride to the roster before the game. … Matt Reynolds’ strikeout of Michael Bourn in the seventh was the first of the night for the Rockies.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Colorado   Atlanta
Alex White Player Mike Minor
Loss W/L Win
4.0 IP 7.0
0 Strikeouts 7
2 Hits 1
0.00 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Colorado   Atlanta
Jordan Pacheco Player Mike Minor
1 Hits 1
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
1 TB 1
.333 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Colorado 2 0 2 .069 14 12 0 6 2 2
Atlanta 4 0 4 .160 19 4 0 7 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against Colorado. The Braves have a W/L % of .618 after a win and .492 after a loss.
  • Colorado will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Rockies have a W/L % of .393 after a win and .430 after a loss.