ESPN – Rockies vs. Braves – Box Score – September 09, 2008

So, how do the Braves win after losing the last two games? On a balk. A balk. I guess I’ll take it, but it just goes to show you that this team isn’t capable of getting a hit to win it and thus needs the help of the umpires and the other team.

Same old, same old, except for the final result. The Braves took an early lead, 3-0 in the first with the big blow a two-run double from Kotchman. And has been so often the case lately, they gave up homers to let the Rockies come back. A two-run shot in the fourth made it 3-2. Francoeur, of all people, doubled in Kotchrocket to make it 4-2, but Campillo allowed a solo homer in the seventh to cut it to 4-3.

The Braves, typically, failed to extend the lead when offered the opportunity, and Gonzalez saw his save streak come to an end by giving up a leadoff homer in the ninth. The Braves had a chance to win it in the bottom of the inning, but Kotchrot grounded into a bases-loaded double play, thereby angering Francoeur, since that’s his job.

With two out in the tenth, Bobby used his hottest hitter, KJ, to pinch hit with nobody on board. Makes sense to me! Anyway, it worked, as he singled, and went to third on an Anderson double, and scored on a balk.

I still hate this team. They’re pathetic. They outhit the Rockies 14-6 but struggled to score one more run. Ecch.