Rockies stage incredible comeback to beat Braves 12-10

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Rockies stage incredible comeback to beat Braves 12-10
After falling behind 10-1 after just three innings it appeared as if the three-game winning streak for the Colorado Rockies was coming to an end. That was until the pitching staff rebounded over the final six innings and the offense woke up to win 12-10 in the end.
Esmil Rogers got roughed up early in his fourth start since getting called up from Triple-A. Two outs into the second inning manager Jim Tracy pulled him for Manuel Corpas who only lasted through the third inning. Between the two they gave up 12 hits, two walks, and 10 earned runs while walking two and striking out three.
Seth Smith started the scoring off for the Rockies in the second inning with his second home run in two nights, but it was Ian Stewart that started the rally in the fourth inning with a sacrifice fly that scored Troy Tulowitzki.
The Rockies rally continued with three runs in the fifth and six innings to cut the Atlanta lead down to two, 10-8. Colorado finished the rally in the eighth scoring four runs off four hits and a pair of walks to take the lead 12-10.
“What an effort,” Tracy said. “The thing I’ve fallen in love with these players is they don’t quit. We were short-handed pitching and then offensively, here we go, and we started chipping away. This is the icing on the cake.”
Over the final six innings the Rockies bullpen combined to shutout the Braves while only giving up a pair of hits. Matt Belisle got the win after getting the final four outs of the game for the Rockies.
The win improved the Rockies record to 66-60 on the season and gave them the sweep of the Braves in the three game series. With losses by both the Philadelphia Phillies and San Francisco Giants they were able to cut their lead in the wild card race to four games.
After taking Thursday off the Rockies will start a weekend series at home against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Ubaldo Jimenez is scheduled to take the mound for the Rockies against Clayton Kershaw for the Dodgers.
Jimenez will be trying for the fourth time to set the single season win record for a Rockies pitcher with win No. 18. Los Angeles is still in the hunt for a wildcard spot and sits six games behind the wildcard leaders, San Francisco and Philadelphia, and two behind the Rockies.



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