The Colorado Rockies were due for an offensive explosion and they got one in their second game against the Braves in Atlanta.

Getting three-hit nights from four different players and five RBI out of Ian Desmond, the club cruised to its most comfortable victory since the All-Star Break, pummeling the NL East leaders by a score of 11-5.

Starter Kyle Freeland was fantastic once again, though he didn’t need to be, allowing just three hits and a run that score only after an error allowed the runner to reach base.

In addition to Desmond breaking out of a mini-slump, the top of the lineup in Charlie Blackmon an DJ LeMahieu burst out, going 6-for-12 with five runs scored and four RBI.

The Braves took an early lead by taking advantage of a Trevor Story throwing error in the first. Employing his patented spin throw but rushing it a bit with the speedy Ronald Acuna Jr. running, his throw was high, allowing the first base runner of the game.

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Drew Creasman
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Drew E. Creasman was born in Grand Junction, Colorado and currently resides in Boulder, CO. He is a full time Rockies beat writer managing editor of   Education: Studied Philosophy and Political Science at the University of Colorado along with Music History and Composition.   Career: After six years as an independent musician and doing sporadic political work, I began to write about the Colorado Rockies for PurpleRow.com in the winter of 2013. Three years later, I came to BSN Denver to run the Rockies content. In short time, I found myself interviewing GM Dan O’Dowd and forging relationships with countless individuals in and around the organization.   A few highlights include hosting the only daily Rockies talk show in the world, a podcast that has welcomed Nolan Arenado and Jon Gray among others, and our wall-to-wall coverage of the 2017 Wild Card Game. I’ve also been a regular on 850 koa, 104.3 The Fan, Mile High Sports Radio and numerous podcasts.   Most Memorable Sports Moment: Game 3 of the 2007 NLDS. Ubaldo Jimenez, blackout, and the Rockies win their first postseason series.   The finest sports book I’ve ever read: Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella.   One sports movie I can’t live without: One!? Just one!? Ok … Sugar. But Field of Dreams and Friday Night Lights come incredibly close.   Most memorable experience as a reporter: Either the aforementioned Arenado interview or, and this is an odd one, spending time swapping stories with other reporters at Marc Stout’s going-away party.   The sport that started it all: Clearly baseball. I’ve been watching baseball since before I can actually remember watching baseball. It’s just always been a part of me. I can still recall the feeling of wanting to be old enough to play T-ball. I love other sports, but I had loved and played baseball for years before I was even aware anything else existed.