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Jul 28, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Y. Flande (58) pitches against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Yohan Flande has a “homecoming” of sorts

(via Baseball Reference)

Yohan Flande didn’t throw great on Wednesday night, but he did throw well enough to keep the Colorado Rockies in the game: 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 4 K, and what turned out to be a no-decision after the Rockies rallied for four seventh inning runs to absolve him of the deficit.

It was actually probably somewhat of a big day for Flande, who spent three years in the Braves’ organization at AAA (2011-2013), and despite throwing decently for them, never getting a shot in the big leagues with Atlanta.

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Flande threw in 94 games (58 starts) for the Braves’ AAA affiliate in Gwinnett County, Georgia, between ’11 and ’13, winning 23 games and yet never pitching well enough to earn a shot in the big leagues down the road in Atlanta.

While Flande didn’t dominate the Braves like he did in his last outing against Washington, he was cruising for a while and ended up throwing well enough to more than keep the Rockies in the game against his former employer.

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