Unable to pull out a victory in the first game of the series, the Colorado Rockies bounced back for an impressive 6-0 shutout victory over Atlanta on Tuesday at Turner Field.
Rockies pitcher Drew Pomeranz opened the game with three scoreless innings of five-hit ball, but despite not yielding a run before exiting, ultimately gave way to reliever Carlos Torres who pitched three scoreless frames of his own. Left-hander Rex Brothers then entered and pitched clean innings in the seventh and eighth to keep the Braves at bay, which set the table for Matt Belisle to close the door on the four-man shutout in the ninth.
Outfielder Carlos Gonzalez was one of four Colorado players to finish with a multi-hit performance in Tuesday's win, as the 26-year-old All-Star belted out just his second home run since Jul. 23. Gonzalez now sports a modest six-game hitting streak where he's batted .384 from the plate, and looks to be putting memories of a woeful month of August (.222 average) behind him.
Hoping to get a leg up in the four-game series, the Rockies will send righty Alex White (2-7, 5.58 ERA) to the mound in the third game of the set on Wednesday to face Atlanta's talented left-hander Mike Minor (7-10, 4.79 ERA).