Rockies 4, Braves 0

Colorado Rockies vs. Atlanta Braves – Box Score – April 17, 2010 – ESPN.

Kenshin Kawakami had an unlucky sort of night, giving up four runs, all of which easily could have been stranded. Also, the opposing pitcher threw a no-hitter, which greatly reduced his chances of picking up a win.

Okay, okay, the no-hitter. Ubaldo Jimenez has great stuff all the time, but tonight was exceptionally electric. If anything, he was a little too strong, walking six men in the first five innings. But after walking Heyward leading off the fifth, he retired the last twelve Braves in a row, and needed only one good play (a very good catch in center field in the seventh) to secure the no-no. The Braves barely even got any half-decent swings off of him in the last two innings.

Kawakami, as I said, had a bit of bad luck, not that he pitched well. But he gave up a run in the first on a sac fly after he seemingly had the batter struck out the pitch before, and gave up three runs with two out in the fourth when Jimenez singled up the middle; a half-decent throw would have nailed the runner trying to score from second, but McLouth’s throw was awful. A double followed to make it 4-0 and more or less put the game away, though as it turned out one would have been enough.

Prado’s hitting streak, obviously, ended, though he did walk twice… Jonny Venters made his major league debut, and threw three fine innings, allowing just one hit and one walk and striking out two. Jesse Chavez finished up.

33 thoughts on “Rockies 4, Braves 0”

  1. If we win tomorrow, I won’t really care. As someone said, at least we were no-hit by a good pitcher and not Oliver Perez or something.

  2. I’ve watched the entire mets game. Since I don’t get the braves on tv in new jersey. This is an awful game. But somehow tim mccarver is worse than the game itself

  3. I’m blacked out on mlbtv. Does that mean it’s the FOX game? Are they still showing it?

  4. Fowler’s catch on Glaus’s drive was incredible. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen an outfielder cover more ground.

  5. Jo Jo – 41 appearances and 0 scoreless outings

    Venters – 1 appearance and 1 scoreless outing

    Venters did look pretty strong and 94mph sinking that hard will be tough to hit. I like what I see from him

  6. This Mets game needs to keep going, so Francoeur can come in and pitch, and thus be credited with a loss after being the cause of so many.

  7. Despite the fact that the Braves were completely shut down, I’m extremely happy I went to the game. Probably won’t see many more of those live.

  8. BTW, I’m pretty certain that McLouth would have led the game off with a homer if not for the wind.

  9. Only MLB no-hitter I ever saw in person: Dwight Gooden, 1996 vs Seattle @ Yankee Stadium.

    Because of a big Knicks/Bulls playoff game that night—quite a rivalry in those days— the place was relatively empty.

  10. not gonna win too many games with somebody throwing 98 the whole game…. while not giving up any hits.

    side note…. what is kyle farsworth doing now?

    I’ll hang up and listen.

  11. Yo, I’m kinda drunk eight now, I only saw the first third and last third of the game. How did everyone look for the mdidle of the game???

  12. #21–Congratulations to Jimenez.

    That said, I am very happy for Jonny Venters. Not only did he pitched, but had a nice debut. Venters has demonstrated lots of guts and determination: he was drafted by the Braves in the 30th round of the 2003 draft. Despite losing parts of two years with injuries, he has clawed his way to the big leagues. He is 25 which is not a great age for a rookie, but not too old either. I hope that the Braves can find a place for him…..

  13. My brother-in-law and my Mets fan friend were texting me all last night… I didn’t watch much past the 5th inning in our game and was shocked when it was still a no-hitter in the 9th… he had been walking so many guys I couldn’t imagine he was still in it.

    That said, I watched more of the Mets game than our game… Was just waiting to see who LaRussa would pitch next (and man those announcers on Fox sounded pissed that they were still having to work in the 19th). I asked the Mets fans in my life when they thought they’d get another 11-12 scoreless innings in a row from their bullpen… didn’t get a real answer from either of them.

    My post-watching-baseball tweets from last night:

    In an ongoing study into the optimal length of time for a baseball game, the Mets have now eliminated “Anything over 6 f@#$ing hours!”

    In an ongoing study into the optimal number of hits to get to win a baseball game, the Braves have now eliminated zero.

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