A Walk-Off Single From Carlos Gonzalez Gives Colorado A 3-2 Win Over Atlanta

Juan Nicasio shut down Atlanta in seven innings of work.

Atlanta held Colorado scoreless from one out in the first inning to two outs in the ninth, but that wasn't enough as Carlos Gonzalez hit a walk-off single to beat the Braves 3-2.

The Rockies got to Tim Hudson right off the bat in the first inning, as Gonzalez led off the game with a single to left field. After a Mark Ellis fly out, Todd Helton stepped to the plate and crushed a two run homer to right field to give Colorado an early 2-0 lead. 

Atlanta got one of the runs back in the second inning. Jason Heyward singled to right field with one out, and scored on a double from David Ross. Ross's ball came close to going out, and would have if it wasn't hit to the deepest part of the ballpark. 

Tim Hudson settled down after the first inning, pitching seven solid innings, giving up the two earned runs, five hits, one walk, and five strikeouts. 

Rockies starter Juan Nicasio was just as good, throwing seven innings of one run ball, scattering five hits while walking one and striking out four. 

The Braves tied the game in top of the eighth. Jordan Schafer singled to lead off the inning, and stole second three batters later. With two outs, Matt Lindstrom replaced Rex Brothers to face Dan Uggla, who singled to center, allowing Schafer to score and tie the game at two. 

After a scoreless eighth from Jonny Venters, Eric O'Flaherty came in to pitch the ninth. He quickly got the first two outs, but Dexter Fowler grounded to third baseman Martin Prado with two outs, which should have ended the inning. However, the ball went right through Prado's leg, allowing Fowler to reach and advance to second.

Atlanta elected to intentionally walk Ty Wigginton to get the lefty/lefty matchup against Carlos Gonzalez. O'Flaherty hung a first pitch fastball to Gonzalez, who lined it into right field to score Fowler and win the game for Colorado.

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