So this is how it feels to have to have a dominating offense? Feel free to stick around for a few games.
Atlanta got contribtions from almost everyone in the lineup and a solid start from Jair Jurrjens as they beat Colorado 9-1.
Atlanta got the scoring going early against Rockies starter Aaron Cook. Jordan Schafer started the inning with a triple to center field and scored on a single to right from Alex Gonzalez. Brian McCann followed with a double to center that scored Gonzalez to make it a 2-0 Braves lead.
The Braves added to that lead in the third inning, as McCann singled to center and scored on a two-run homer to left from Chipper Jones that made it 5-0 in favor of Atlanta.
Braves starter Jair Jurrens escaped his first jam of the day in the fourth inning, as he got Seth Smith to pop out with runners on first and third.
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Jurrjens escaped trouble again in the sixth after a walk and a Dan Uggla error put runners on first and second. The Rockies chose to double steal, and McCann gunned down Ty Wiggington at second for the second out of the inning. Jurrjens walked Mark Ellis to put runners on first and third, but Ian Stewart calmly grounded out to short to end the threat.
Jurrjens finished with a line of six innings, five hits, one run, two walks, and two strikeouts en route to earning his 12th win of the season.
Atlanta got back to scoring in the bottom of the sixth as back-to-back singles from Hinske and Uggla put runners on first and second. Reliever Rex Brothers came in and walked Nate McLouth to load the bases. Pinch hitter Jason Heyward grounded into a double play but Hinske scored on the play to make it 6-1. A Schafer single scored Uggla and increased the lead to 7-1.
The Braves weren't done quite yet as Wilkin Ramirez singled to start off the eighth inning. Dan Uggla followed with his second homer in two games to make it a 9-1 game.