Coors Field? Brandon Beachy laughs at you puny mortals and your Coors Field. Beachy tired in the seventh and gave up two runs (one inherited) but before that had a one-hit shutout going. The Rockies had one chance to score before the seventh, in the third when they had runners second and third with one out. Beachy struck out the next two. The kid’s just good is all.
The Braves took the lead with two out in the third when Freddie Freeman homered, scoring Michael Bourn and Martin Prado, who had each singled in front of him. The Braves loaded the bases with none out in the fourth, Jason Heyward scoring a run on a fielder’s choice groundout by Tyler Pastornicky. That was all they got because of a terrible squeeze attempt that turned into a double play. It even looks ridiculous in the play-by-play:
Juan Francisco caught stealing home, Tyler Pastornicky out at second attempting to advance on play.
Either just bunt Pastornicky over or let Beachy try to put the ball in play, Fredi. Anyway, Freeman tripled leading off the sixth, and Dan Uggla singled him home. A walk to Heyward moved Uggla into scoring position, and Francisco singled him home to make it 6-0. A reliever came in and got out of the remaining mess, though, getting Pastornicky to end the inning by grounding into a double play.
As mentioned, the Rockies finally got to Beachy in the seventh, getting two runs. He was removed at 107 pitched and Cristhian Martinez came in with the bases loaded. He almost got out of it with a double play, but anyway controlled the damage with only one run scoring. He finished the game and got the save. Uggla finished the scoring with a solo homer in the eighth.