Braves Recap: Eddie Rosario's two homers were not enough as Braves fall to DBacks

Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves
Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves / Todd Kirkland/GettyImages

Charlie Morton was largely good in his seven innings of work except for the first inning and Eddie Rosario hit a pair of homers, but the Atlanta Braves still fell in a close game to the Diamondbacks by the score of 3-2.

The trouble for Charlie Morton started early as he gave up a pair of runs in the first. After a couple of singles, Arizona had a couple of baserunners with two outs and Lourdes Gurriel would smoke a double to the left field corner to bring them both in and the Braves were in a quick 2-0 hole.

Fortunately, they would get one of those runs back thanks to Eddie Rosario. Merrill Kelly is usually a pretty tough customer on the mound, but Eddie Rosario would connect on a 93 mph right in his wheelhouse and send it into the pool in right-center to make it a 2-1 game.

Morton would pitch a clean second inning and a pretty bad TOOTBLAN by Matt Olson cost the Braves a run in the third. In the bottom half of the inning, Another double given up by Morton with two outs, this time hit by Christian Walker, would bring around Corbin Carroll (who is VERY fast as it turns out) and extend the Diamondbacks lead to 3-1.

The next few innings would go by without incident before Eddie Rosario would strike again in the top of the seventh inning. With one out, he would go to left center this time for his second home run of the game and the deficit was cut to a single run.

Thing got interesting in the top of the ninth with the Braves down to their final three outs and still down a run. Sean Murphy singled to lead off the inning and the Braves immediately put Sam Hilliard in as a pinch runner. Eddie Rosario would continue his onslaught against Arizona as he got a grounder through to give the Braves runners on the corners with one out. After Ozzie Albies flew out to left, it was up to Orlando Arcia to save the Braves. Sadly, he grounded out to the pitcher and the Braves dropped the series opener.