Thursday, July 21, 2011

Rock Solid Recap: A wonderful Wednesday winner

I have to be honest with you to start out. On the heels of what I wrote after both Monday and Tuesday's games, Wednesday night's victory may have been the most encouraging and enjoyable win since the two-game home sweep against San Francisco.

Just a wonderful game all the way with around with solid pitching, exceptional defense, and maybe not the most explosive offensive effort, but an exhilarating one thanks to Carlos Gonzalez's walk-off single.

Rockies 3, Braves 2 (boxscore)

Juan Nicasio

That was so damned impressive. Battling the same team that lit him up at Turner Field just two weeks ago, Nicasio came back with a better game plan or better execution of a similar game plan. It was tough to tell which it was because that last start didn't last long enough. Bottom line though, Nicasio stepped up and delivered another gem.

Final line: 7 IP, 5 H, ER, BB, 4 K

The only real problem for Nicasio was his fielding error in the 6th, which was followed a double. This all with no one out. But thanks to a couple nice pitches and some really stellar from his infield, he was able to get safely to the dugout. He then finished STRONG with a 1-2-3, two strikeout 7th.