Series Recap: Colorado Rockies at Atlanta Braves

September 6, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel (46) celebrates his 34th save against the Colorado Rockies at Turner Field. The Braves won 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE

This certainly wasn't the best or easiest series of the year, but somehow Atlanta managed to win three out of four games while scoring an earned run in just one of those games.

Some notes:

Kris Medlen continues to be really good. On Monday, the right-hander struck out 12 in a complete game shutout. He allowed just five hits and walked none.

The good news is that Atlanta had 35 at-bats with runners in scoring position during the four-game series. The bad news is that the Braves went 3-35 with those runners in scoring position, and two of those came in the first game of the series. Part of it was bad luck on hard hit balls, while others were just terrible execution at the plate.

Jordan Pacheco had a solid series at the plate, going 4-12 with a home run and three walks.

Mike Minor held the Rockies hitless for six innings, and ended up pitching seven shutout innings while walking four and striking out seven.

Michael Bourn reached base in every game of the series, going just 2-11 at the plate but added five walks.

Craig Kimbrel: 2.1 IP, six strikeouts, one walk, two saves. That'll work just fine.

The final Braves starter of the series pitched well, as Tim Hudson worked around six hits and two walks in seven shutout innings.

Jhoulys Chacin struggles catching the ball on the throw back from the catcher. Learn something new every day.

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