In his first game back with the Colorado Rockies, Ian Stewart continued in his inability to pick up a hit, but as always that's just symptomatic of what the Rockies are unable to do: they went 2-for-13 with runners in scoring position. As a result, the Rockies lost to the Atlanta Braves, 5-3, in the second game of this series.
Braves 1B Freddie Freeman struck again with a home run (12) to straight away center field put his team up early in the second inning. Two innings later, Braves starter Derek Lowe came up with the bases loaded and unloaded them with a double for a 4-0 lead.
Lowe (5-6, 4.21 ERA) would pitch into the sixth inning after allowing an RBI ground out to Jhoulys Chacin and a Charlie Blackmon single in the fifth inning. In the sixth, Lowe allowed Seth Smith and Mark Ellis to reach on back-to-back singles and left the game. Left George Sherrill came in and struck out Ian Stewart, which was followed by Cory Gearrin entering the game and allowing a Chris Iannetta RBI single. That ended the Rockies' scoring for the night.
Chacin (8-6) gave up the first four runs, allowing four hits and walking six. Eric Stults gave up a home run to Dan Uggla in the bottom of the sixth to pad the Braves' lead.
The Rockies (41-45, 19-23 away) play the Braves again on Wednesday at 5:10 p.m. MT. Aaron Cook and Jair Jurrjens are scheduled to start.
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