Jones, slowed by a hamstring injury in the first half, was hitting just .214 with 12 homers at the All-Star break. He is batting .346 (28-for-81) in August with 10 homers and 25 RBIs in 21 games, boosting his overall numbers to a more respectable .251 with 24 homers and 69 RBIs.
Hampton was 2-8 before turning his season around in July. The 31-year-old southpaw has been spectacular in his last nine starts, going 7-1 with a 4.09 ERA.
The duo’s resurgence has sparked the Braves to a 27-11 record since the break, opening an 8 1/2 -game lead over second-place Florida in the East.
Jones homered twice and matched his career high with five RBIs to lead Atlanta past Colorado 8-1 on Wednesday for its 19th win in 26 games.
J.D. Drew went 3-for-4 with two runs scored, one night after missing the series opener because of a cut on his head suffered when jumping down the dugout steps during batting practice.
Jones, who homered in five straight games from Aug. 13-17, needs 31 RBIs over the final 37 games to notch his ninth straight 100-RBI season.
“It is within reach,” Jones said.
The Rockies have lost three straight and six of their last seven games.
Colorado will throw right-hander Jamey Wright at the Braves on Thursday.
Wright is 6-1 despite a 5.47 ERA in nine career starts against Atlanta. The veteran righty is 0-1 with a 4.03 ERA over his last four starts.