Braves’ 17-2 loss to Rockies was of near-historic proportions

Mike Foltynewicz was charged with eight runs and didn’t make it out of the third inning of the Braves’ 17-2 loss at Colorado on Tuesday. (AP photo)
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Mike Foltynewicz was charged with eight runs and didn’t make it out of the third inning of the Braves’ 17-2 loss at Colorado on Tuesday. (AP photo)

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DENVER -- If the Braves’ 17-2 loss at Colorado on Wednesday felt historically bad, well, it nearly was.

It marked the second-most runs ever allowed by the Braves at Coors Field, topped only by a 19-8 loss in 1996 in the second season of the ballpark’s existence.

The 17 runs were the most allowed by the Braves since a 20-6 loss to the Yankees on Aug. 20, 2015, and it was the first time the Braves were beaten by at least 15 runs since April 12, 2010, when they lost 17-2 at San Diego.

As for the Rockies, who had scored three runs or fewer in eight consecutive games before Wednesday’s outburst, they became the third National League team over the past 50 seasons to have three players with at least three hits and four RBIs in a nine-inning game. Trevor Story had three hits including two homers and six RBIs, and Mark Reynolds and Gerardo Parra each had three hits and four RBIs.

The Rockies were involved in all three games in which an NL team did that over the half-century, but all three weren’t at Coors Field. The Reds’ Sean Casey, Jeffrey Hammonds and Brian Johnson did it against the Rockies at Coors on May 19, 1999, and the Phillies’ Chase Utley, Pedro Feliz and Chris Coste did it against the Rockies in Philadelphia on May 26, 2008.