It had been more than 13 months since Brandon Beachy pitched in the major leagues. And much longer since the Braves right-hander had given up seven runs in a game. As in never in his big-league career.
While Beachy’s first game back since Tommy John elbow surgery was hardly a rousing success Monday night his teammates picked him up twice erasing Colorado leads — including an early five-run deficit — and taking leads of their own.
It still was wasn’t enough until the 10th inning when Andrelton Simmons hit a walk-off triple to give the Braves a stirring 9-8 win for a four-game winning streak before a delighted crowd at Turner Field.
“It was pretty sweet” said Braves rookie Joey Terdoslavich who had a couple of key hits. “Dan (Uggla) had an awesome at-bat and Simmons came up with a huge hit there at the end. He’s clutch. He’s the man.”
Uggla drew a nine-pitch leadoff walk in the 10th against hard-throwing Edgmer Escalona then hustled to score the winning run from first base when Simmon...