When the two clubs meet again on Tuesday for the second game of their four-game series in Atlanta, Braves starter Tommy Hanson will hope to get similar support, regardless of how many hits his offense collects.
The 26-year-old is coming off consecutive poor outings in which he failed to make it past the fifth inning. Taking losses against the Padres and Giants, Hanson allowed a combined nine runs (seven earned) over nine innings.
The right-hander will try to get back on track against another National League West opponent this time around when he faces the Rockies.
"His fastball command is the issue," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said after the game. "It's not going where he wants it to go. Some of the balls are being left over the plate, or he's walking guys with his fastball."
Opposing Hanson for the Rockies will be left-hander Drew Pomeranz. Like Hanson, Pomeranz is also coming off a brief outing in his last start.
The 23-year-old tossed just four innings against the Dodgers, surrendering six runs (five earned) on six hits over four innings as the Rockies took the loss, 10-8.
"I'm not disappointed with the way Drew Pomeranz threw," Rockies manager Jim Tracy said after the game. "I thought the ball was coming out very, very well. He threw some very good breaking ball strikes today."
Home runs have been a problem for the southpaw recently, as he served up six in August.
Braves: McCann gets another day off
Catcher Brian McCann missed a second straight start on Monday as he allowed his shoulder to gain the necessary rest after receiving a second cortisone injection on Saturday night.
McCann did not gain the immediate relief that he was hoping to receive after getting his first cortisone injection on Aug. 7.
"His at-bats are good, but it's bothering him," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said of McCann's shoulder, which has been bothered by a cyst and some fraying around the labrum.
The Braves are hoping McCann might return to the lineup as early as Tuesday.
Rockies: Tulowitzki playing in the Minors
Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will continue his rehab assignment Monday in Triple-A Colorado Springs' final game of the season, serving as the designated hitter. Tulowitzki will have Tuesday off and then move to Double-A Tulsa for Wednesday and Thursday.
Tulowitzki is recovering from surgery on June 21 that removed scar tissue from a nerve in his left groin. He was scheduled to play shortstop at Colorado Springs today, but Rockies manager Jim Tracy said Tulowitzki is sore.
"It's understandable because he's been kind of pushing it on a fairly regular basis," Tracy said
Tulowitzki is scheduled to play five innings at shortstop Wednesday and seven innings Thursday.
The Braves tallied their 31st come-from-behind victory of the season on Sunday, 10 of which have come in their final at-bat.
The Rockies scored seven runs in the third inning in their 11-10 win over the Padres on Sunday, marking the sixth time this season Colorado has scored at least seven runs in an inning, tying them with Texas for the most in the Majors.