Originally posted on Fox Sports South  |  By ZACH DILLARD  |  Last updated 7/30/13
Fueled by a six-run fourth inning, the Atlanta Braves' offense jumped all over the Colorado Rockies' pitching staff for the second consecutive night, winning the game 11-3. Here are three observations from the game: 1. Since inserting Jason Heyward into the leadoff role, the Braves' offense has looked better and better (and better) When the Braves returned from a seven-game road trip to Chicago and New York, manager Fredi Gonzalez sent his usual leadoff hitter, Andrelton Simmons, out to lead off against Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright. Simmons went 0-for-4 in the game and saw only 16 pitches, dropping his hitting numbers in the 1-hole down to .223.261.338. Despite the win, Gonzalez wanted to shake things up. So to kick off the second game of the series, Gonzalez moved a 6-foot-5 outfielder into the No. 1 spot and he has yet to look back. Over the course of the past four games -- which, yes, does somewhat coincide with Turner Field's opening of the winningest Waffle House stand in ...
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