Nicasio’s rough start sinks Rockies in finale

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By Owen Perkins / Special to

DENVER — The only thing missing in Sunday afternoon’s loss to the Braves was the Rockies relinquishing a big, early lead. Colorado never led, and didn’t score until the seventh inning in a 7-2 setback as the Braves swept the series and maintained their 20-year dominance.

While the Rockies surged early and flattened late in the previous two games, starting with 5-0 and 6-0 leads by Friday’s first frame and Saturday’s second, they took a different tact Sunday at sold-out Coors Field, starting slow before waking up their lumber late. MORE>>>

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