Well then. It’s been awhile since the Braves unloaded on an opponent over a series like that. Forty runs over the four games and the Braves outscored the Rockies by 28 runs over the course of the series.

They even decided they’d be sporting and spot Colorado five runs on Sunday, as Charlie Morton had some problems with location early and allowed a two-run homer to Ryan McMahon to get the Rockies on the board. They added three more in the second, helped by an Orlando Arcia error. It was about this time that I started bellyaching on the game thread about having to recap the only game where the team didn’t play well the entire homestand. Uh yeah, about that…

Eddie Rosario got the comeback started with a three-run homer in the bottom of the second. It looked as though Rockies starter Chase Anderson might have gotten a huge out when he got Austin Riley to weakly ground out to leave the bases loaded later in the inning. Uh yeah, about that…

The Braves inched closer with another tally in the fourth, then got another three-run homer from Ozzie Albies in the fourth to flip the game around and give themselves a 7-5 lead.

The Rockies had once chance to stay in this game (though their inablity to stop the Braves from repeatedly hitting the ball out into the Battery makes me skeptical that they would have). They got the first two on against a tiring Charlie Morton in the fifth still down by just two. However, Charlie closed his day with a flourish, striking out Elias Diaz, Nolan Jones and Mike Moustakas in order to get out of the jam with the Braves still up 7-5. The Rockies were down 10-5 the next time they came to the plate after Michael Harris launched a three-run homer, yet another moonshot that went down an alley between the Chop House and the right-center field stands that I didn’t even know existed. And that was basically that in terms of this game being in any kind of doubt.

Eddie Rosario added a two-run homer later in the game, finishing with six RBIs after going 3-for-4 with three runs scored. Harris was a perfect 5-for-5 with three runs scored and Albies went 3-for-5 with four RBIs.

The Braves now head to Philadelphia and Cincinnati, where they’re likely to get more resistance than they did this weekend from a Rockies team that’s circling the drain. However, if our boys continue to hit like they did this week, I dare say they’ll be alright.