Well, at least it’s not another one-run loss. On the other hand, it’s a loss to Mark freaking Redman. Giving Chuck James his first start of the year in Coors Field turned out to be — hard as it is to believe — a bad idea.
Once again, the Braves got a single early run, McCann doubling in Francoeur in the second. But the Rockies exploded for six runs in the third, highlighted by a three-run homer. Chuck’s control was way off; even though he just walked one, he hit three men and threw about as many balls as strikes.
Jeff Bennett gave the Braves three solid innings, allowing one run and giving them a chance to get back in it. Of course, they didn’t, quite, and any chance was ruined by the presence of Chris “Radar Gun” Resop. He allowed five runs in two innings and can’t pitch.
The Braves had the same number of hits as the Rockies, 13, but drew no walks. McCann was 3-4, missing the cycle by the triple, which really isn’t that surprising when you think about it.
Oh, and Rafael Soriano was placed on the DL due to “tendinitis”. Things just keep getting better!