Arenado's rare error helps Braves beat Rockies, 4-3

DENVER (AP) Nolan Arenado takes pride in his defense, but when his uncharacteristic error put the Colorado Rockies in a hole he tried to atone with his bat.

That didn't work out for the Gold Glove third baseman, either.

''Just not a very good day for me,'' Arenado said.

Brandon Phillips scored the go-ahead run on Arenado's throwing error in the eighth inning, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Rockies 4-3 on Tuesday night.

Nick Markakis homered for the Braves, who snapped an 11-game skid in Denver.

The game was tied when Phillips reached on a one-out double off Pat Neshek (3-3). One out later Tyler Flowers hit a routine grounder to Arenado at third base, but his throw to first bounced off the infield and skipped away from Mark Reynolds, allowing Phillips to score from second.

''You have the guy who never makes errors at third base make an error like that, it shows you that he's human,'' Phillips said. ''It shows that you can win the game any kind of way.''

Arenado, who has won the Gold Glove at third in each of his four seasons, has five errors in 306 total chances this season.

''I don't expect to make errors but it happens. I'm human. It's unacceptable,'' he said. ''I've got to make that play. I feel like I do for the most part, I didn't this time and we lost.''

Sam Freeman (2-0) pitched the seventh and Arodys Vizcaino worked the ninth for his seventh save.

The Rockies remained tied with Arizona for the NL's first wild card.

Arenado didn't start Monday after getting hit on the left hand with a pitch in Miami on Sunday. He initially feared his hand was broken but X-rays showed no damage and he was able to pinch hit in the opener against Atlanta.

Tuesday he told manager Bud Black he was good to go and then proved it by hitting his 27th homer in his first at-bat to give the Rockies a 1-0 lead.

He had chances to add to his 101 RBIs, which leads the majors. He popped up with runners on the corners in the fifth and led off the eighth with a drive to deep right-center but Lane Adams, making his first major league start, caught it near the warning track.

''I still believe I could tie the game or have a good at-bat, which I did, it just didn't work out,'' Arenado said. ''Just a bad couple of innings for me.''

Reynolds and Trevor Story hit solo homers in the fourth and fifth. Dansby Swanson had a two-run double in the second and Markakis went deep off Colorado starter Kyle Freeland in the sixth to tie it at 3.

Freeland, who was activated from the 10-day disabled list, allowed three runs and four hits in six innings. He missed one start with a left groin strain.

The Rockies' offense struggled to score off Atlanta starter Sean Newcomb. He allowed just the three solo home runs, struck out eight and walked four in six innings.

''His stuff was good,'' manager Brian Snitker. ''The kid competes in his own way. He's not very demonstrative but he keeps getting after it.''

Colorado has scored three or fewer runs in eight straight games and is 2-6 in that stretch.

''Guys were getting hits, just not in the same inning,'' Black said. ''To score runs you've got to get a couple of hits.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Braves: OF Ender Inciarte didn't start, but Snitker said it wasn't related to Inciarte fouling a pitch off his right foot Monday night. Inciarte pinch hit in the ninth.

Rockies: LHP Tyler Anderson (left knee inflammation) threw a bullpen session Tuesday and Black said he is progressing well. ''I don't know if his return in imminent but it's coming,'' Black said. Anderson is on the 60-day disabled list and is eligible to be activated Aug. 25.

UP NEXT

Braves: RHP Mike Foltynewicz (10-7, 4.29) is 9-2 with a 3.20 ERA in five career games - three starts - against Colorado..

Rockies: RHP Jon Gray (4-2, 4.92) is 3-0 with a 3.00 ERA in four home starts this season.

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  • W: S. Freeman (2-0)L: P. Neshek (3-3)S: A. Vizcaino (7)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
O. Albies 2B40000001.186.250.349.5990.0
B. Phillips 3B41100011.283.325.427.7522.5
F. Freeman 1B40100011.320.420.6291.0491.5
T. Flowers C31000111.294.385.451.8361.5
N. Markakis RF41111002.276.358.395.7546.0
D. Santana LF40000021.205.247.366.614-1.0
L. Adams CF31100100.268.318.415.7333.0
D. Swanson SS40220001.213.283.311.5944.0
S. Newcomb P10000011.056.105.056.161-0.5
a- J. Peterson PH10000011.205.291.303.594-0.5
S. Freeman P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Ramirez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Vizcaino P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Newcomb in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon CF30000111.333.392.6111.0030.5
D. LeMahieu 2B40100010.308.370.390.7600.5
N. Arenado 3B41111002.310.359.587.9476.0
M. Reynolds 1B31111120.276.365.504.8696.0
G. Parra LF30000113.340.366.514.8790.5
J. Lucroy C40000011.248.318.342.660-0.5
C. Gonzalez RF40100020.236.302.348.6511.0
T. Story SS31111110.223.301.408.7096.5
K. Freeland P20000022.186.205.279.484-1.0
C. Rusin P0000-000.429.429.429.000-
a- P. Valaika PH10100000.279.306.564.8701.0
P. Neshek P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. McGee P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-singled for Rusin in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Phillips (27), F. Freeman (19), D. Swanson (16)
  • HR - N. Markakis (7)
  • SH - S. Newcomb (2)
  • RBI - N. Markakis (56), D. Swanson 2 (37)
  • 2-Out RBI - N. Markakis (18), D. Swanson 2 (15)
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Gonzalez (20)
  • HR - N. Arenado (27), M. Reynolds (24), T. Story (16)
  • RBI - N. Arenado (101), M. Reynolds (76), T. Story (50)
  • 2-Out RBI - N. Arenado (36)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - D. Swanson
FIELDING
  • E - N. Arenado (5)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Newcomb6.05334834.451.4813.0
S. Freeman (W, 2-0)1.01000003.351.429.0
J. Ramirez1.00000102.370.973.5
A. Vizcaino (S, 7)1.00000202.281.0411.0
PITCHERSIP
S. Newcomb6.0
S. Freeman (W, 2-0)1.0
J. Ramirez1.0
A. Vizcaino (S, 7)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Freeland6.04332513.741.3714.5
C. Rusin1.01000102.511.052.5
P. Neshek (L, 3-3)0.21100001.540.92-6.0
J. McGee1.10000103.651.113.5
PITCHERSIP
K. Freeland6.0
C. Rusin1.0
P. Neshek (L, 3-3)0.2
J. McGee1.1
PITCHING
  • IBB - S. Newcomb (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Newcomb 108-61, S. Freeman 14-9, J. Ramirez 18-13, A. Vizcaino 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Newcomb 6-3, S. Freeman 2-0, J. Ramirez 1-1, A. Vizcaino 1-0
  • Batters Faced - S. Newcomb 26, S. Freeman 3, J. Ramirez 3, A. Vizcaino 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Freeland 87-57, C. Rusin 9-5, P. Neshek 14-11, J. McGee 12-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Freeland 7-6, C. Rusin 1-0, P. Neshek 1-2, J. McGee 1-2
  • Batters Faced - K. Freeland 24, C. Rusin 3, P. Neshek 4, J. McGee 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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O. Albies 2B40000001.186.250.349.5990.0
B. Phillips 3B41100011.283.325.427.7522.5
F. Freeman 1B40100011.320.420.6291.0491.5
T. Flowers C31000111.294.385.451.8361.5
N. Markakis RF41111002.276.358.395.7546.0
D. Santana LF40000021.205.247.366.614-1.0
L. Adams CF31100100.268.318.415.7333.0
D. Swanson SS40220001.213.283.311.5944.0
S. Newcomb P10000011.056.105.056.161-0.5
a- J. Peterson PH10000011.205.291.303.594-0.5
S. Freeman P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Ramirez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Vizcaino P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Newcomb in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon CF30000111.333.392.6111.0030.5
D. LeMahieu 2B40100010.308.370.390.7600.5
N. Arenado 3B41111002.310.359.587.9476.0
M. Reynolds 1B31111120.276.365.504.8696.0
G. Parra LF30000113.340.366.514.8790.5
J. Lucroy C40000011.248.318.342.660-0.5
C. Gonzalez RF40100020.236.302.348.6511.0
T. Story SS31111110.223.301.408.7096.5
K. Freeland P20000022.186.205.279.484-1.0
C. Rusin P0000-000.429.429.429.000-
a- P. Valaika PH10100000.279.306.564.8701.0
P. Neshek P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. McGee P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
Total-------------
  • a-singled for Rusin in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Phillips (27), F. Freeman (19), D. Swanson (16)
  • HR - N. Markakis (7)
  • SH - S. Newcomb (2)
  • RBI - N. Markakis (56), D. Swanson 2 (37)
  • 2-Out RBI - N. Markakis (18), D. Swanson 2 (15)
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Gonzalez (20)
  • HR - N. Arenado (27), M. Reynolds (24), T. Story (16)
  • RBI - N. Arenado (101), M. Reynolds (76), T. Story (50)
  • 2-Out RBI - N. Arenado (36)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - D. Swanson
FIELDING
  • E - N. Arenado (5)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Newcomb6.05334834.451.4813.0
S. Freeman (W, 2-0)1.01000003.351.429.0
J. Ramirez1.00000102.370.973.5
A. Vizcaino (S, 7)1.00000202.281.0411.0
Total----------
PITCHERSIP
S. Newcomb6.0
S. Freeman (W, 2-0)1.0
J. Ramirez1.0
A. Vizcaino (S, 7)1.0
Total-
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Freeland6.04332513.741.3714.5
C. Rusin1.01000102.511.052.5
P. Neshek (L, 3-3)0.21100001.540.92-6.0
J. McGee1.10000103.651.113.5
Total----------
PITCHERSIP
K. Freeland6.0
C. Rusin1.0
P. Neshek (L, 3-3)0.2
J. McGee1.1
Total-
PITCHING
  • IBB - S. Newcomb (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Newcomb 108-61, S. Freeman 14-9, J. Ramirez 18-13, A. Vizcaino 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Newcomb 6-3, S. Freeman 2-0, J. Ramirez 1-1, A. Vizcaino 1-0
  • Batters Faced - S. Newcomb 26, S. Freeman 3, J. Ramirez 3, A. Vizcaino 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Freeland 87-57, C. Rusin 9-5, P. Neshek 14-11, J. McGee 12-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Freeland 7-6, C. Rusin 1-0, P. Neshek 1-2, J. McGee 1-2
  • Batters Faced - K. Freeland 24, C. Rusin 3, P. Neshek 4, J. McGee 4
  • 8TH INNING
    Flowers safe at first on 3rd baseman Arenado fielding error, Phillips scored43
  • 6TH INNING
    Markakis homered to right center33
  • 5TH INNING
    Story homered to right center23
  • 4TH INNING
    Reynolds homered to left22
  • 2ND INNING
    Swanson doubled to left, Flowers and Adams scored21
  • 1ST INNING
    Arenado homered to center01
  • 9TH INNING
    • J. McGee Pitching:
    • D. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
    • L. Adams: Adams popped out to second
    • D. Swanson: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Swanson grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Arodys Vizcaino relieved Jose Ramirez
    • J. Lucroy: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Lucroy struck out swinging
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • T. Story: Ball, Story grounded out to third
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Pat Neshek pitching
    • O. Albies: Strike looking, Albies flied out to center
    • B. Phillips: Phillips doubled to shallow right
    • F. Freeman: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Freeman flied out to deep left
    • T. Flowers: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Flowers safe at first on 3rd baseman Arenado fielding error, Phillips scored
    • Jake McGee relieved Pat Neshek
    • N. Markakis: Ball, Markakis lined out to center
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • Jose Ramirez relieved Sam Freeman
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Arenado flied out to deep center
    • M. Reynolds: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Reynolds struck out looking
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Parra grounded out to second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Chris Rusin relieved Kyle Freeland
    • L. Adams: Adams singled to left
    • D. Swanson: Ball, Swanson reached on fielder's choice to third, Adams out at second
    • Jace Peterson hit for Sean Newcomb
    • J. Peterson: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Swanson caught stealing, catcher to shortstop
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Sam Freeman pitching
    • Pat Valaika hit for Chris Rusin
    • P. Valaika: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Valaika singled to right
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Blackmon grounded into double play shortstop to first, Valaika out at second
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, LeMahieu grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • F. Freeman: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Freeman struck out swinging
    • T. Flowers: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Flowers grounded out to shortstop
    • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Markakis homered to right center
    • D. Santana: Strike swinging, Santana grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • S. Newcomb Pitching:
    • J. Lucroy: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Lucroy grounded out to second
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • D. Swanson: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Swanson reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • S. Newcomb: Foul, Newcomb hit sacrifice bunt to catcher, Swanson to second
    • O. Albies: Strike looking, Albies grounded out to second, Swanson to third
    • B. Phillips: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Phillips struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • S. Newcomb Pitching:
    • T. Story: Ball, Ball, Story homered to right center
    • K. Freeland: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Freeland struck out swinging
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Blackmon walked
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, LeMahieu singled to right, Blackmon to third
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Arenado popped out to shortstop
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Reynolds walked, LeMahieu to second
    • G. Parra: Ball, Foul, Parra lined out to left
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • N. Markakis: Ball, Strike looking, Markakis flied out to deep center
    • D. Santana: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
    • L. Adams: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Adams lined out to first
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Newcomb Pitching:
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Reynolds homered to left
    • G. Parra: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Parra struck out swinging
    • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Lucroy flied out to right
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Gonzalez grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • O. Albies: Ball, Albies flied out to deep right
    • B. Phillips: Ball, Foul, Phillips grounded out to shortstop
    • F. Freeman: Foul, Freeman doubled to deep right
    • T. Flowers: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Flowers struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • S. Newcomb Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, LeMahieu grounded out to second
    • N. Arenado: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Arenado grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • T. Flowers: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Flowers walked
    • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Markakis popped out to shortstop
    • D. Santana: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Santana grounded out to third, Flowers to second
    • L. Adams: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Adams walked
    • D. Swanson: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Swanson doubled to left, Flowers and Adams scored
    • S. Newcomb: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Newcomb struck out looking
    • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • S. Newcomb Pitching:
    • G. Parra: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Parra walked
    • J. Lucroy: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Lucroy grounded into double play first, Parra out at second
    • C. Gonzalez: Gonzalez doubled to right
    • T. Story: Story intentionally walked
    • K. Freeland: Ball, Foul, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Freeland struck out looking
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • K. Freeland Pitching:
    • O. Albies: Ball, Albies flied out to right
    • B. Phillips: Ball, Phillips grounded out to pitcher
    • F. Freeman: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Freeman flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Newcomb Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Blackmon grounded out to third
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, LeMahieu struck out swinging
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Arenado homered to center
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Reynolds struck out looking
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)