The Braves won their 4th game in a row after a big 11th inning, and finally reached the .500 plateau. Spencer Strider started, and didn’t have his command, walking 5 men in 4 innings. He managed to only give up one run though despite walking the tightrope, and that was scored on a wild pitch. He was helped out by a defensive gem by Dansby to get him out of a 3rd inning bases loaded jam.
Unfortunately, the Braves weren’t able to do much of anything against Kyle Freeland (who pitched 7 strong innings) except for a solo homer in the 6th by Riley. The bullpen was able to hold down the Rockies offense though, as Chavez, McHugh, Smith, and O’Day pitched the 5th through the 9th successfully.
The Braves were able to score the Manfred Man in the 10th, as Michael Harris led off with an infield single, then Acuna knocked the ghost runner in with a sacrifice fly. But they couldn’t add on, and the Rockies scored their own Manfred Man run in the bottom of the 10th as a seeing eye single by Elias Diaz got through the right side of the infield against AJ Minter.
But in the 11th, after Olson and Ozzie popped out weakly, Ozuna doubled to center and knocked in the ghost man off of former Brave for a minute Jhoulys Chacin, and the Braves added on when William Contreras (getting the start at catcher) doubled in Ozuna. Adam Duvall then took out his season long frustration on an inside fastball for a 2 run homer to provide the final 2 runs. Jackson Stephens got the final 3 outs.
Charlie Morton starts against Ryan Feltner tomorrow afternoon as the Braves try to complete the 4 game sweep at Coors Field.