The Braves blew out the Rockies in a game that seemed like a victory parade.
Tim Hudson (14-9) will likely finish tied for the club lead in victories with Smoltz. He went 6 innings, giving up 3 runs on 4 hits, 2 walks, and struck out 4. He pitched better than that line showed.
Brower, Kolb, and Joey Devine (who was just reactivated from the DL) all pitched scoreless innings.
The bench cleared and most of the position players got to play. The JV lineup looks like it could win the division!
Offensive contributors: Marcus Giles was 2-3 with 2 homers, his 14th and 15, had 3 RBIs, scored 3 times, and walked. Ryan Langerhans was 2-2 with an RBI and scored. Jeff Francoeur was 2-4 with an RBI and scored. Rafael Furcal was 1-2, walked twice, and scored 3 times. Brian McCann was 1-2 with a walk and an RBI. Adam LaRoche was 1-5 with his 20th homer. Brayan Pena had a pinch-hit 3 RBI double.
The regulars will now get some rest over the next week.
Kyle Davies will pitch against Jeff Francis tomorrow. It's the final home game of the regular season.