Denver ( Associated Press) — adam duvalli The four-run 11th inning ended with a two-run homer and the Atlanta Braves spoiled the start of Colorado’s new – and much greener – “City Connect” uniform as they beat the Rockies 6-2 on Saturday night.
Marcel Ozuna and William Contreras hit a two-for, run-scoring double off Zoulis Chasin (3-2) to set the stage for Duval.
Duvall’s eruption ended a sensational night on the mound for the Braves. Starter Spencer Strider and six relievers took the Rockies to three hits. AJ Minter (2-0) won and Jackson Stephens Closed it 1-2-3 in 11th place.
Both teams scored a run in the 10th – Ronald Acuna Jr of Atlanta on a sacrificial fly and Elias Diaz of Colorado on a run.
It was the second consecutive unconventionally low-scoring, extra-innings affair at Coors Field. It went from 0-0 to 10th place before the Braves won 3-1 on Friday. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, this is only the fifth time a game has gone into extra innings in a 1–1 draw at Coors Field.
Austin Riley Hit his 14th homer of the season, a single shot in the sixth that tied the game.
Kyle Freeland Five hits were scattered in seven innings and three were dismissed without any decision. It was perhaps fitting that he was the starter for the unveiling of the team’s new jersey, as he is a native of Denver.
Usually decked out in purple, the Rockies wore green and white tops that featured a silhouette of the state’s snow-capped mountains. The look was completed with green pants, a white belt, and a yellow ‘5280’ patch on the right sleeve in honor of the city’s mile-high nickname.
Strider set the tone with four solid innings, which included two hits and five strikes.
Colorado came on board in fourth when Strider’s pitch was found and allowed by Contreras. Brendan Rogers To score from third.
Before the game, several Brave players were taking near-grounders from assistant coach Ron Washington. It showed that the bravehearts made many sensational plays in the field.
The biggest was commissioned by shortstop dansby swanson With bases loaded in two outs and in third. Ryan McMahon Sent a hard grounder that was off Swanson. He knocked her over, picked it up and threw McMahon out first to end the threat.
McMahon slammed his helmet in desperation.
Braves: LHP tyler matzek (Swelling of the shoulder) has started its throwing progress. “So far everything has been really good,” said manager Brian Snitker. “I mean, we won’t know until he gets up there and starts loosening it.” … of Eddie Rosario (blurred vision, swollen right retina) Tucking in the cage.
Rodgers had Colorado’s first hit of the game in the fourth. He saw his 20-game hitting streak come to an end on Friday. …with two walks, Rockies outfielder Connor Joe extended his on-base streak to 31 games straight.
Rockies Outfielder Chris Bryant There is a steady improvement with a back issue which has put him on the injured list for the second time. He’s tossing medicine-balls, playing catches, and running some to show off his swing. Rockies manager Bud Black said there was no timetable for his return.
“He’s feeling more confident,” Black said. “He’s feeling strong.”
brave will throw right Charlie Morton (3-3, 5.47) to end the four-match series on Sunday. The Rockies would go with right Ryan Feltner (1-1, 3.71), who last secured his first major league win.
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