Minter's outing was bad — Trevor Story, Ian Desmond and especially David Dahl smashed pitches that caught the fat part of the plate. But I'd say his performance is only thing in the series that's worrisome for the long term. Everything else bad could be attributed to circumstances and the sometimes-random nature of baseball.
Swanson’s fielding mistakes seem to come at the worst possible times, but he’s been solid overall in the field this season. After Swanson’s error, Brad Brach, who doesn’t walk many, walked Gerrardo Parra on a decent full-count changeup. (And Brach was out there because the bullpen was a bit chewed up.)
Ryan McMahon’s tying RBI single against Brach wasn’t hit hard, just in the right place. David Dahl’s go-ahead single was hit hard, but that two-out single was an extra chance after Swanson’s error.
The Braves scored 13 runs over four games against the Rockies with 36 strikeouts and 12 walks. That's probably an aberration: this season the Braves have the lowest strikeout percentage in the NL this season and the fourth-best isolated power. They knocked a home run and two doubles against Jon Gray, Colorado's best starter, before Swanson's error greased the comeback.
The Braves’ starters were good enough to win three of the four games against the Rockies. In the fourth, Sean Newcomb struggled for the second consecutive outing after he’d been great in two consecutive outings before that. Maybe he’ll be good again in the next two.
Or maybe I’m wrong about all of this and the Pirates will take it to the Braves in Pittsburgh like the Rockies did to them at SunTrust. If so, at least the Braves will see the Marlins after that.