ATLANTA — Juan Nicasio took the pressure off a Rockies lineup missing some big names.
Michael Cuddyer and Troy Tulowitzki homered, Nicasio solved the Braves and Colorado beat Atlanta 3-1 on Saturday.
The Rockies were missing some of their big bats as Carlos Gonzalez missed his third straight start with a swollen finger and Nolan Arenado was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a broken finger. Manager Walt Weiss said he wasn't surprised his team had a strong recovery.
"It was a tough night (Friday) night, a tough loss and obviously Nolan's situation," Weiss said. "Just like we've been all year, this team is resilient and they turn the page and show up the next day and compete. They don't lose confidence. It was a good gut-check for us today."
Nicasio didn't need much offense. The right-hander turned around his ugly history against the Braves — 0-3 and a 9.82 ERA in four starts — by pitching six shutout innings.