Atlanta Braves at Colorado Rockies. 1:10 P.M. MST.
Sometimes elite players do elite things and just flat out beat you. Justin Upton hit two home runs yesterday. On the NBA side of things, Steph Curry went absolutely bonkers as the Golden State Warriors plowed the Denver Nuggets in game 2 of their playoff series. That often leads to complementary players stepping up and piling on the opponent. BJ Upton, Evan Gattis, Julio Teheran, and a cast of others helped key a blowout victory for the Braves last night in Denver. Across town, Klay Thompson and Harrison Barnes aided Curry in the effort as Golden State tied the series 1-1.
Troy Tulowitzki gets a day off. Walt Weiss has shown that he is willing to spread days off over the course of the week, rather than running out a lineup full of back-ups on Sundays. He has also been more proactive in sitting CarGo and Tulo. Time will tell if there is wisdom in that approach. Here is the Braves starting lineup:
Hudson, who presumably represents the platonic ideal for the Rockies of a pitcher who works low in the zone, will go for his 200th win as the Braves go for the sweep at Coors Field.