Brandon Beachy has been very impressive this year, but he is after all a rookie pitcher with fly-ball tendencies; that his start in Coors Field would be a disaster is not too great of a surprise. Beachy gave up six runs in 4 2/3, and really that overstates how well he pitched.
In the first inning, Troy Tulowitzki hit a three-run homer. In the second, Carlos Gonzalez hit a two-run shot. A double in the third made it 6-0 before the Braves had seemingly woken up from a pregame nap. Beachy allowed nine hits and five walks, and didn’t make it through five.
The only Brave who did much when the game was theoretically in doubt was Dan Uggla, who hit solo homers in the fourth and the sixth. If someone had gotten on ahead of him, maybe things would have been different. Uggla is up to .192; I’ll change the tag line if he can get above the Mendoza Line.
Peter Moylan has to love watching Cory Gearrin pitch; his continued employment seems more and more secure. Gearrin allowed four runs on four walks and two hits in the sixth. Scott Proctor, of course, allowed a couple of runs in the seventh; the Braves got a meaningless eighth-inning run.