Game Recap: Brewers 7, Rockies 5
Key to the Game
The Colorado Rockies outhit the Milwaukee Brewers 11-7, but failed to deliver a much-needed big hit to put them over the top.
Greg Smith struggled to find his groove after being spotted a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Walks to Richie Weeks and Prince Fielder and a home run from Casey McGehee put the Rockies in a 3-1 hole. But Smith settled in to pitch a one-two-three inning in the second and third, and the Rockies drew closer with‘s second home run of the season, a solo shot in the second. But single Brewer runs in the fourth and fifth innings stretched the Brewers lead even as the Rockies scratched out enough runs to stay within striking distance.
But despite good opportunities to add runs in the first, sixth and seventh innings, the Rockies managed only single runs in five different innings. The Nos. 4, 5 and 6 hitters —, and were each 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
– Ian Stewart added a double and triple to his home run.
– relieved Greg Smith in the sixth inning and got off to a rough start. Ryan Braun reached on a error to start the inning, then Prince Fielder walked. But after Casey McGehee flied to right-center for the first out, Corpas got a double-play grounder from Gregg Zaun to end the inning and keep the Rockies in the game.
– Clint Barmes doubled to right to lead off the fifth inning for his first base hit of the season. He later scored on ground out.
– came into the game with a .194 career batting average against Randy Wolf and started the game with three consecutive singles.